Calling all beachbums and bunnies: Grab those skim boards and hit the beach this Saturday for the third annual 13th Avenue South Skim Jam skim boarding competition. Held on Saturday, October 24, the skim board contest is open all skimmers, from grommet to expert, kids to adults, and local and statewide skimmers alike for the only contest of its kind here in Naples.
Put on by the Old Naples Surf Shop, Skim Jam will take place at the 13th Avenue South beach, just a block south of the pier. Surf is expected to be flat, perhaps some minor shore break, with offshore wind gusts kicking into the 20s. The conditions will be ideal for flat tricks like flat spins, kick outs, the Buddha-esque sit down, and one footers to name but a few. The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy the show, free of charge; proceeds from Skim Jam’s registration/entrant fee will benefit the Friends of Rookery Bay’s Team Ocean Project.
- Registration for the 13th Avenue South Skim Jam competition runs from 7-8 a.m., with the competition beginning at 9 a.m. Registration costs $35 the day of, $30 in advance.
- The public is welcome to come and enjoy a day at the beach and watch some of the best skimmers Florida has to offer. Prize giveaways will happen throughout the day.
- For more information, call 239-262-1877 or visit oldnaplessurfshop.com.