skimbash 2017SEA BRIGHT, NJ - One reason why Sea Bright is considered an East Coast hotspot for skimboarding is the annual SkimBash contest. This year’s premier Professional/Amateur skimboarding contest takes place June 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Sea Bright Municipal Beach, rain or shine. SkimBash 2017 is the third stop on the ZAP Skimboard-sponsored Skim USA Pro/Am Tour. 

Now in its 13th year, this epic community event, which is sponsored locally by Jersey Shore Skim Camp and Sea Bright Recreation, attracts amateur and professional skimboarders from around the county–and across the country. 

The contest comprises 12 amateur divisions–-ranging from 8 years and younger to senior grandmasters. Winners from each amateur division receive trophies and prize bags, while Pro skimboarders compete for a cash purse. 

SkimBash 2017 continues its focus on environmental initiatives. First, every contestant gets a sport bottle to use throughout the competition to eliminate the use of disposable, single-use plastic water bottles.

Second, winners of each division are presented with a one-of-a-kind handmade trophy, created entirely from beach debris and driftwood collected along Jersey Shore beaches.  

This exciting and action-packed two-day event is a great way to cheer on local and professional skimboarders, help the environment, and support the Sea Bright beach community. Sea Bright businesses are supportive as well, with Sonny’s Sandwich Shop, GiGi’s New York Style Pizza, Tommy’s Tavern & Tap, Melonhead, and others donating food and prizes. Spectators are welcome (beach fees apply). Contestants must pay a small entry fee. 

Get stoked for SkimBash 2017 – the most exciting summer skimboarding competition on the East Coast!  For registration and detailed information: www.SkimBash.com