So the 2015 Skimboard Contest The VIC is in the history books and Tim Fulton is the last skimmer standing. Congratulations Tim on a big win in a contest rescheduled from June to August that resulted in 3-5 foot combo swell and good conditions at Aliso Beach. Sadly enough, I don’t know Tim Fulton although I can say a couple of things about him. He took out very talented skimboarders to win this contest you. Two of the guys he took out I know personally and have seen ripping Aliso Beach shore break. Austin Keane, is a mellow and good-natured cat that simply tears it up. I marvel at those dreadlocks bouncing as he expertly navigates the side wave at the south end of the beach to connect heavy shore break waves. Max Bourne is a young buck that has treated those that frequent Aliso Beach with step off surfing where he paddles into waves on a foam top surfboard and transfers to a skim board that he surfs the wave to shore. Not only are these two guys incredible skim boarders but also they are amazing guys. I have the utmost respect for these two and can tell you they absolutely rip.
That Tim Fulton beat these guys says a whole lot about his ability. I have never met Tim but recently found out he is a friend of Alexis at Left Coast Brewery. Alexis doesn’t know it yet but I am going to ask for an interview with Tim on his big win. My intention was to watch this contest myself but as a body boarder hoping to get waves, the increased swell after about 30 days of puny surf got me all pumped up and chasing down waves in places other than Aliso Beach. This in no way minimizes my enthusiasm and appreciation for Tim Fulton. With that I leave you with…..CONGRATULATIONS TIM FULTON 2015 THE VIC CONTEST WINNER.
Check out the Tim Fulton Mini Movie! This dude can skim!