On the Cover!

What began as a grassroots sport on the shores of Laguna has evolved into Victoria Skimboards. Founded by Tex Haines and Peter Prietto in 1976, the company instituted an annual Championship of Skimboarding, aka The VIC.
The “40+” VIC is set for August 19 & 20 at Aliso Beach State Park. The best men and women from across the globe plus the up and comers in the youth divisions compete in the most prestigious and longest running skim contest in the world.
This year’s VIC is co-sponsored by ELEV8 clothing and Wells Fargo. This partnership seeks to raise money for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for abused or abandoned kids, Child Abuse Prevention Center which serve families and children in crisis, and Big Brothers and Sisters of Orange County. Most of these kids have never seen the Pacific despite living in Orange County. They’ll be introduced to the ocean, the sport and the community. A majority of the sponsorship funds raised from the event will be distributed among these three organizations and the goal is to double the $10,000 purse for the Pro Division. There will also be a one hour pilot showcasing the contest which will be aired on Grind TV and Fuel TV until the end of the year.
Our cover features Jared Green, Victoria team rider and Skim Camp Director.
Summer Skim Camp has spaces available for new campers and drop-ins are welcome. Register online at LagunaBeachCity.net/SummerCamps.
If you aren’t able to attend The VIC weekend you can watch it live at: TheVic.VictoriaSkimboards.com
Follow year round action on Instagram@VictoriaSkimboards

Lisa Farber

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