ST. GEORGE – The City of St. George will not be hosting the annual Virgin River Classic skimboard competition this year. To fill the void, a group of skimboard enthusiasts is hosting their own event Saturday.
“Skimapalooza” will take place at 9 a.m. at the popular skimboarding spot on the Virgin River known as “The Waterfall.” The Waterfall is located at 2700 E. Waterfront Drive and is accessed through the Riviera Palms subdivision off E. Riverside Drive in St. George.
Skimapalooza is free to the public, and all levels of skimboarders are welcome to participate.
Skimboards are similar to surfboards but smaller and without the fins on the bottom. Traditionally a sport for the beach, skimboarding involves dropping the board into the shallow waters of a receding wave and then using momentum to glide – or skim – on the board to an incoming wave and riding it back in.
Skimboarding involves several tricks and maneuvers similar to both surfing and skateboarding.
Pro skimboarder Logan Davidson and some of the area’s best skimboarders will be on hand Saturday to showcase their talent. Awards and prizes from local and national brands will be given away at the event.
- What: Skimapalooza
- When: Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m.
- Where: Virgin River at The Waterfall, 2700 East and Waterfront Drive
- Cost: Free
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