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Blog - Spray, barrels, and explosive talent - The 2023 Zap World Championships of Skimboarding recap

Spray, barrels, and explosive talent - The 2023 Zap World Championships of Skimboarding recap

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Nothing beats Mother Nature providing the goods at competition time.

Dewey Beach, Delaware, USA served 3 solid days of off-shore winds, 2-3 foot waves, and good vibes - the perfect conditions for a legendary 2023 Zap World Championships of Skimboarding.

Taking place from the 11th to the 13th of August, the event attracted 30 professional male riders and 8 professional female riders from across the East Coast, Brazil, Mexico, and California.

Skimboarders on the beach with flags

Presented by Alley Oop Skim and Skim USA, the competition is the largest and most prestigious of its kind and we’re stoked to have been a sponsor. With 41 years to its name, it’s the second longest-running skimboarding event in the world.

A female skimboarder on a wave

The weekend was a non-stop, action-packed exhibit of impressive and inspirational skimboarding talent. The incredible conditions created the perfect showground for an explosive and dynamic final. LOTS of spray, late wave hits, multiple barrels, and a backside 360 re-entry air provide just a taster of the energy and skills on display.

Skimboarder on a wave

Massive congrats to all the competitors who sent it over the weekend and a big shoutout to the top dogs in the professional men's and women’s categories who took home the titles. Lucas Fink of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, stole the pro men’s top spot, earning his second United Skim Tour (UST) win of the year. Chabe White of Mazunte, Mexico also claimed her second UST win of the year, dominating the podium for the professional women.

Skimboarder on a wave

Check out the top pro results below:

Pro Women
Chabe White - Mazunte, Mexico
Casey McCullough - Stuart, Fla.
Sydney Pizza - Dewey Beach, Del.
Ashley Poshard - Los Gatos, Calif.

Pro Men
Lucas Fink - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ethan Redefer - Dewey Beach, Del.
Gerardo Valencia - Barra de Navidad, Mexico
Zac Henderson - Laguna Beach, Calif.

A group shot of skimboarders on the beach

About the United Skim Tour
The United Skim Tour (UST) is the world’s premier international professional skimboard tour. The UST exists as a sanctioning body for the professional division of skimboarding events on both coasts of the United States and abroad. The men’s professional division of the 2023 UST circuit includes six competitions, three on the west coast of the United States, two on the east coast, and one international event held in Mexico. The women’s professional division includes four competitions, two stops on the east coast, one on the west coast, and one in Mexico. For more information, visit the United Skim Tour website, Facebook and Instagram.

Skimboarder set up on the beach

About Skim USA
Skim USA is a non-profit, youth-focused, skimboarding competition organisation. The mission of Skim USA is to operate a program of skimboarding competitions, to increase exposure to the sport, and to recognise the athletic prowess of talented and dedicated youth athletes. Skim USA provides a comprehensive Professional and Amatuer competition environment with structure that promotes individual growth where they can develop skills they can enjoy for a lifetime. For more information, visit Skim USA website, Facebook, and Instagram.