March 22, 2010

Inaugural professional world championship for women in skimboarding this June

Skimboarding will have its first women's professional world championship this June in Laguna Beach. The event will begin with a coin toss to see whether men or women get the "best high tide waves of the day". The prize purse will be decided based upon crowd numbers. And the event is not being held without some controversy.

Skim Chicks, a site that promotes female skim boarding, can be found here.

Skim Chicks support the Mauli Ola Foundation, a 501c(3) organization that hosts Surf Experience days, pairing "professional surf instructors with novice surfers who have cystic fibrosis to introduce them to the healing properties of exercise, ocean air, achievement, and fun in a supportive environment.Hypertonic saline (which is prevalent in the ocean air just above the water’s surface) has been shown to be a natural treatment for people with Cystic Fibrosis. " You can read more about it here.

Mauli Ola Surf Film from Kurtis Glade on Vimeo.

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