Tim Fulton

TIM FULTON

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!

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2 Comments

  1. Jinger September 3, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    Hi Rob, I saw your post about breaking the sand berm and riding the stand up wave that is created. I’d like to talk with you about the millions of gallons of polluted urban runoff that is consequently released into the ocean. I’m sure you care greatly about water quality and marine life. Perhaps you don’t realize the negative consequences of intentionally releasing all that pollution. Yes, the County bulldozes the berm but they have a SDRWQCB permit and must abide by a set of rule. They can only do it 4 times a year and must do water testing both north and south to make sure the public is safe from bacteria. If you’re available, perhaps we could talk.

    Thanks!

  2. Mike Beanan September 4, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    Learn more about the Aliso MS4 Permit with laws to protect the natural beach sand berm:

    http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb9/water_issues/programs/stormwater/docs/R9-2013-0001_comments/Environmental_Organizations/2012-1210_South_Laguna_Civic_Association.pdf

    http://news.uci.edu/faculty/small-drains-mean-big-problems-at-baby-beaches/

    Dry-weather ‘urban slobber’ runoff is a major pollution culprit, UCI finds

    ON DECEMBER 3, 2014
    Irvine, Calif., Dec. 3, 2014 – High fecal counts frequently detected at so-called “baby beaches” may not be diaper-related. UC Irvine researchers found that during summer months, small drainpipes emptying into enclosed ocean bays have a disproportionate impact on calmer waters. The findings were published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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