Reflecting on the 2024 Shore lb. Throwdown: A Level up for the Sport of Skimboarding

Reflecting on the 2024 Shore lb. Throwdown: A Level up for the Sport of Skimboarding

What’s up Shore lb. Family,

As I sit here reflecting on the 2024 Shore lb. Throwdown at Sebastian Inlet, I'm filled with gratitude. None of this would have been possible without the unwavering support from our sponsors and the entire skimboarding community. This past weekend marked a significant milestone in the evolution of our sport, and I couldn't be prouder.

The Throwdown, held on March 9th and 10th at Sebastian Inlet on the East coast of Florida, was more than just a competition—“it was a celebration of surf and skim history” said ET Baker. With 141 competitors hailing from all corners of the USA and Mexico, the energy was palpable.

This event served as the inaugural stop on the Shore lb. Triple Crown Tour and the second stop on the Skim USA tour. We were fortunate to have ideal wave conditions, as noted by Derek 'Duke' Shenton, who clinched second place in the Pro division.

One of the most significant strides we made was in increasing female representation, with over 20 female competitors taking part. Additionally, we launched a nonprofit called Little Board Riders, aimed at providing all children access to extreme water sports. Our first free skim clinic, led by pro instructors, was a resounding success, drawing in over 10 pros and three board companies for support.

Partnering with Premier Skimboard League and The Good Media, we created a dynamic production crew that provided live streams, complete with commercials, announcing, and interviews hosted by our official MC, E.T. Baker. Skim USA played a pivotal role in ensuring the professionalism of our judging panel and overseeing the priority ruling. Then the whole shore lb. Team showed up. Every rider on the team entered this contest.

However, the highlight of the event was witnessing Jack Tenney's groundbreaking performance in the Pro division. His innovative trick, dubbed "The JoogSpin," had never been landed before in competition—a testament to the level of talent and creativity present at the Throwdown.

As I reminisce about the weekend, Jack's words resonate deeply. “It was some of the best conditions we could’ve asked for as competitors, it was an honor to share Sebastian inlet with my long time competitor Duke, having 1st and 2nd peak to ourselves will never stop feeling crazy. I’m very fortunate to be able to compete, and I can’t wait to come back next year to defend my title for a 3rd time.” This contest was not just about pushing boundaries; it was about coming together as a community to elevate our sport to new heights.

Thank you to everyone who made the 2024 Shore lb. Throwdown a resounding success. Here's to many more epic contests in the future!


Maximum Respect,

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