Skimchicks To Host Skim World Championships

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Skimchicks Sponsors 34th Annual Victoria Skimboards World Championship Of Skimboarding

SkimChicks Travel to Participate in First All-Female Professional Division Competition

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (June 7, 2010)— SkimChicks , a grassroots organization with a vision for elevating and legitimizing female skimboarding, today announced its sponsorship of the 34th Annual Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding, coinciding with the company’s signing of 15 athletes as new SkimChicks and the addition of the first all-female professional division competition at the event June 19-20.

“We’re excited to play a pivotal role in establishing the first professional tour for women skimboarders by sponsoring one of the circuit’s most prestigious events,” says SkimChicks’ co-founder, Pamela Simpson, who will serve as a women’s division announcer alongside Garth Wyckoff and “The Goddess of Skimboarding,” Amber Cottle. “As an athlete-first organization, we’re dedicated to uniting the sport’s female pioneers – and thrilled to showcase the talent of the SkimChicks.”

Top finishers in the event at Aliso Beach Park, open to the 50 most qualified riders, will have an opportunity to win one of the largest ever professional purses, and sponsor-donated goodies including swimsuits and wax from the prize room at the surf-inspired Hotel La Casa Del Camino. Competitors will be judged on their top seven rides, earning the highest scores for completing the most radical, controlled maneuvers in the most critical section of the biggest waves for the longest distance. Brad Dickey, Robert Salazar and Lance Brooks will fill three of the five judge seats for the event, with Conley Ware serving as spotter. The SkimChicks team is comprised of Honorary SkimChick, Amber Cottle, and:

Silvia Catalina, Morgan Southwell & Yasmyn Andrade, Florida

Libby Rendall, Delaware

Brittany Osburn, Virginia

Bruna Gourouaya-Vanier, French Guyana

Lexi Hutchings, Utah

Siobhan McAulliffe, New Jersey

Crystal Babb & Veronica Lynn Tagami, California

Sylvia Kathryn Koch-Weser, Illinois

Lanakila Kelliher, Keiao Bucasas & Nicole Lee, Hawaii

Kelli Bean, Canada

With the goal of enhancing exposure for the sport of female skimboarding, SkimChicks took the lead in bringing in WCS sponsors Adolfo’s Mexican Food, Orange Inn, James Kaya Lovett for Gorilla Grip Pads, Laguna Beach Swim Dogs, The Black Flamingo, Surf & Sand Resort, Stand Up Paddle Company, Waxy Wax, Stems Fabulous Florists and Extreme Outdoor Supply, which will feature the WCS winner on its website and blog. For information about SkimChicks’ and the upcoming World Championship of Skimboarding, visit www.skimchicks.com

About SkimChicks:
SkimChicks is an athlete-first organization dedicated to advancing the sport of female skim boarding; driving a movement for an all-female pro tour; and encouraging global recognition of the female athletes of the sport. SkimChicks is led by co-founders, Pamela Simpson (a recognized female skim boarder) and Richard Tibbetts (the filmmaker behind the original SkimChicks documentary). For more information, visit www.skimchicks.com.