SKIMMING A LITTLE OFF THE SIDE

The Skim USA Pro/Am Tour comes crashing into Sea Bright once again this weekend. (Photo by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

It may seem, at first glance, like the training-wheels version of surfing.

But the athleticism – and the comic whoopsie-daisies – of skimboarding has their passionate devotees.

The sport also has a pro tour, which once again glides into Sea Bright this weekend for the two-day pro/am SkimBash 2012, and is worth a look-see.

SkimBash 2012
Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sea Bright Municipal Beach

This is the ninth annual SkimBash, and the fourth stop on the Skim USA Pro/Am Tour, attracting amateur and professional skimboarders from around the country.

All ages, from 5 to over 45, compete for prizes; the Pro division competes for a $2,000 cash purse.

Registration is still open and spectators are welcome. Food, music and the most thrilling skimboarding action on the East Coast. For more information call Felecia Stratton 732-598-6029, or visit the website.

Who’s signed up to participate? Check out this lineup.