The All Florida Skimboardboard Invitational went off despite the rain and wind and chill in the air. Mother nature certainly did not cooperate with us on this day, the waves were pretty small and blown out, despite this breaks usual power. But the skimmers refused to call it quits, and skimmed to the end! (although our camera did call it quits from the rain, and the pics are the best I could get).
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Crowds before the rain came in
Ray finds a clean line in the pouring rain
Steve gives Jake his own brand of showers
Vilano camp & Riders meeting
Indoboard Demos, the indo comp had to be cancelled because of rain.
Boomhower on the Bull
Judges Rodney, Brian, Brock, and Shawn. Scorekeeper Kim
Crowds seeks shelter from the rain
Vilano crew battles it out
A loon in the shorebreak - with a bird's eye view!
|And the winner is...|
A BIG THANK YOU to all our great Sponsors!
Please visit their shops...
Chili's Bar & Grill, Sean at Cocoa Beach Surf Museum, Bob at GoSurf Sportswear.com, Dave at The Groove Tube, Hunter at Indoboard.com, Annette at KiteWorld/BodyBoard Headquarters, Rodney's Dad at M&M Audio, Deb at Natural Art Surf Shop, Rich with the NKF, Office Depot, Dennis at Paradise Skatepark, Steve at RunDropSlide.com Skimwear, Greg at SkimCity, Butch at SkimMag, Billy at Snappy Signs, Craig at Spectrum Surf Shop, The Sebastian Inlet Chapter of Surfrider.org, Ron at Vortex JetSki Rentals, Jeff at WaveZone Skimboards, Bob & Karen at Zap Skim'ers, and of course Boardheads2 Extreme Board Sports.
Also thanks to Brevard TV Channel 13 News, Gar Webb Surferamics for the unique trophies, Brevard County Parks and Recreation, the dedicated judges and Kim for keeping score, friends who helped bbq all those free burgers and dogs in the rain, and the large amount of skimmers and spectators who came in from all over the state. Everyone who stayed to the end was rewarded with lots of sponsor freebies!