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News and updates from Sandskater

  • Some of the crew at Iveys in 2006

    Forgotten Sandskater photos that you must see!

    I stumbled across some old Sandskater photos on the internet last week. They were being hosted on Flickr, and were uploaded by our good friend Henry Irvine (Henbot!) These were photos that Henry had taken of the Sandskater crew on our skim and surf trips around the south west. There…

  • Sandskater on Instagram

    Top skimboarding Instagram accounts you should be following!

    Instagram is a great source of skimboarding photos, and recently I set up Sandskater on Instagram to join in the fun. I have been busy following other skimboarding related Instagram accounts, and thought I would post some of the best accounts for you to follow. Know any more skimboarding Instagram…

  • Sandskater Matt climbing London Bridge

    Photos: Rock Climbing in Torquay, Devon

    The high pressure that is giving us the current spell of hot and dry weather is not great for giving us any waves, so we have been looking for alternative activities. So for something to do, a load of us went rock climbing at London Bridge in Torquay. London Bridge…

  • Ollie Bowen at Tolcarne, Newquay

    Results: 2012 International Skimboarding Contest – Newquay

    By Dan Horan of Skim UK The contest was a great success and was won by Axel Cristol from France. Ollie Bowen secured a second consecutive highest UK rider spot and finished 3rd. There were cash prizes for the top 3 riders. Our youngest rider this year was Matthew Ward,…

  • Seek and you shall find - but you may have to travel a long way for this wave!

    Sandskater’s beach naming policy

    We often get a few emails asking where the certain beaches are that people have seen here on the website, and people have asked why we don’t post up the names of some of the spots. Some beaches are still secret spots, and have a strong local presence. In the…

  • French UST Video: La Cérémonie

    French UST Video: La Cérémonie

    Why does skimboarding and nakedness always seem to fit hand in hand when the French are around? Enjoy this fun video from Bartardubreak!

  • El Nino Skimboarding Video Teaser

    Lets start the week the same way we ended the last – with a video. The 10th Street Bros have got a new skimboarding DVD out this summer entitled “El Nino”. Here’s the teaser for it.

  • The story behind Sandskater

    Sandskater came about in 1989, when two school friends, Matt and Paul, were tasked with a CDT (Craft Design & Technology) project whilst at school. As we were into bodyboarding and surfing, we thought that it would be a cool idea to try and build a skimboard for the school…

  • Rob Pittam in front of the camera, while Ben Davis skims behind.

    BBC2’s Working Lunch tries skimboarding!

    Article originally published in 2004. As a Working Lunch viewer for a couple of years, I thought I would drop them an email to see if they would feature Sandskater on the program. For those of you which have never seen the program before, one of the features is “Rob…

  • Preston Beach Skim Contest Results

    The skim contest held at Preston Beach in Paignton at the weekend was a huge success. The event was blessed with scorching hot sunshine for both days, and had a large number of competitors of all ages who came to test their skimboarding skills. Thanks to all the competitors who…

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