The VIC 2019 is here.

RIDER MEETING AT 7:30AM // HEATS START AT 8AM

Low tides will be early in the morning, so Pros should expect to go first thing on Saturday. And since the swell is dropping, they may choose to go all the way in one day.Saturday we start with the youngest age division, so be there early. We will work up thru the age groups through out the day, interrupted by the Pros when they go.

Sunday the progression reverses, to oldest in the morning, going to the youngest at the end of the day. Our future is the finale as we like to say! Then awards, and an after-party on the beach, bring your own refreshments and guitars. Hopefully we will have the first fire ring next to the Lost Pier Cafe.

Important changes for this year include Live Scoring, but that comes at the cost of our Left/Right Rule.  So this year we will not have Lefts and Rights as part of the criteria. We may not use live scoring for the 4 man heats, we are not sure. But no left/right  either way.

The interference rules will be strictly enforced. Loss of your highest scoring ride is the penalty for jumping in front of another rider who has priority. Don’t worry, everyone will be very aware of who has priority and it will be easy to understand. There will be a person calling out or signaling who has priority.

ALL FINALS WILL BE ON SUNDAY.

WE ENCOURAGE ALL RIDERS TO STAY ON THE BEACH BOTH DAYS TO NOT MISS HEATS

Here are the basics:

  • 5 is an average score for an average wave in any one age group.
  • If you fail to complete the maneuver, you will get no more than a 5 for even the gnarliest attempts, with the slightest of incompletions.
  • We score on a scale of 1- 10.
  • Wave count is very important. Talk amongst yourselves to make sure you have not missed a wave. Find out what you missed and give him/her a score based on your fellow judges score.
  • Each wave gets it’s own line on the scoresheet.
  • Minimize talking amongst judges.
  • Know the cut off penalty, mark any questionable rides, and discuss after the heat. Head judge is the final arbiter.
  • Wave belongs to the first rider to clearly maneuver into position, or signal his intentions verbally or otherwise, assuming the rider has priority.

Scoring is based on

  1. Completion of the ride
  2. Difficulty of the maneuver
  3. Size of the wave
  4. Length of the ride
  5. Variety of maneuvers
  6. Style and control  – Otherwise known as: The skimboarder who completes the most radical, controlled maneuvers in the most critical section of the biggest or best wave for the longest functional distance, shall be deemed the winner.

Variety is the spice of life so make it interesting!

SEE YOU THERE

HEATS AND MORE INFO AVAILABLE HERE

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Santa Cruz // TAC SkimBlast 2019

First stop of the UST

The 7th annual TAC SkimBlast was held at Sea Bright beach in Santa Cruz, CA. There was a lot of energy on the beach and everyone was excited to get the season started!

VICTORIA SKIMBOARDS IN SANTA CRUZ

The waves were on the small side, but the weather was fantastic all day, and the wind stayed minimal. With about knee to waist high conditions, the competitors had to break out their shuv-its and technical skills to advance. Everyone on the beach was hyped on the competitors getting creative.

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The Vic team also had a great showing. Amber Torrealba took home first place in the women’s pro division and John Weber took home fourth place in the men’s pro division. Huge thanks to Ben K. and TAC Apparel for holding a great contest.

See you at the next stop of the UST!


AMBER TORREALBA

1ST PLACE

PRO WOMEN


SAM VICTOR

3RD PLACE

PRO WOMEN


JOHN WEBER

4TH PLACE

PRO MEN


PADDY MACK

TOP 8

PRO MEN

MORE PHOTOS

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Paddy Mack and Johnny Weber showing some love.

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Paddy Mack approaching the wave.

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Johnny Weber and Jack Howie before their heat.

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Johnny Salta throwing tech back to shore.

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Amber Torrealba Pro Model

NOW AVAILABLE!

We’ve teamed up with our Vic Pro Rider Amber Torrealba to create her custom shape and design. This Poly- Carbon shape the new rail channels and a pin tail. The shape has been tested on multiple coasts and is 3/4 in the middle for added float, tapered to 5/8 in the nose and tail. Amber has dialed in this pro model after riding for us for 2 years and winning the 2016 and 2018 Vic Championships.

Find her pro model in the Online Shop, HERE.

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The 1st annual VIC East 2019

Since 1976 Victoria skimboards has been hosting the VIC World Championships at the famous Aliso Beach Park in Laguna Beach California. This is a high energy, and very spectator friendly event. People travel from all over the world to this one beach in Laguna to participate in one of, if not the most, prestigious contests in the world for skim boarding.

For the first time ever, Victoria Skimboards expanded their contest calendar to the East Coast of the United States. Specifically, Dewey Beach Delaware. Dewey is very well known in the skimboaridng community as on of the best East Coast Skimboarding destinations. The entire town is aware of the sport of skim boarding, and the locals have done a lot to grow the sport of skim boarding in the area.

The 1st annual VIC East kicked off on the 1st day of June at 8am. The first day started with a lot of energy on the beach. Tex Haines, Victoria Skimboards Owner, said a few words to all of the competitors before the heats started. The wave conditions the competitors had to work with on day 1 were on the small side. All of the heats on day 1 were close, and really fun to watch. The competitors had to get creative with the conditions if they wanted to advance.

Dewey Beach held true to its reputation on Day 2. The competitors were greeted with much better conditions. Everyone on the beach was excited to get things going and take advantage of the great waves breaking on the beach. It was another day of high energy skimboarding and the spectators were loving the show.

After the last heats were threw and all the scores tallied up. The awards ceremony took place at the Big Chill Beach Restaurant.

Standings:
Pro Men:
1st- Sam McCoy
2nd- Will Ashmore
3rd- Max Wheeler
4th – Chester Burnette
5th- Paddy Mack
6th- Jason Wilson
7th- Mauro Sanchirico
8th- Drayton Blount

Women’s Pro:
1st- Amber Torrealba
2nd- Ellen Wood

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