The 2012 Skim Bash event in Sea Bright, NJ last weekend was a great turnout! Just North of Donovans Reef, the event was full force with many people watching the action! The waves weren't great, but still fun and the weather was absolutely perfect!
In its ninth year, the Sea Bright Skim Bash boasted 110 participants including approximately a dozen Pro’s competing for a cash purse as a yearly stop on the Skim USA Pro/AM skimboarding tour.
The contestants in the Skim Bash compete for points that accumulate throughout the season, and the Pro’s that make the trip vie for a $2000 cash prize.
The SkimBash hosted competitors young as well as old.
Steff Mags won the Womens title at the 2012 Sea Bright Skim Bash, while Ed Hayden got gold in the Masters division. Colton Wallace was the best Semi-Pro and Blake Gupko was crowned winner of the Menehunes.
Pro Team riders John Akerman, Dave Armstrong, and Max Smetts made it to the finals with John Akerman taking 1st!
2012 Sea Bright Skim Bash Results:
Pro Division: 1) John Akerman, 2) Dave Armstrong, 3) Max Smetts,
4) Daniel McDonald, 5) Troy Rhoten, 6) Shawn Kenny
Semi-Pro: 1) Colton Wallace, 2) Sam McCoy, 3) Kyle Calandra
Menehunes: 1) Blake Gupko, 2) John Gray, 3) Aidan Stevenson
Boys: 1) Eddie Dixon, 2) Casey Ritzer, 3) Ian Kenny
Jr Men: 1) Mickey Kendall, 2) Matt Buchanan, 3) Sam McCoy
Mini Division: 1) Michael Sibilia, 2) Alex Scheckells, 3) Maddox Gipko
Women: 1) Steff Mags, 2) Ellen Wood, 3) Siobhan McAuliffe
Men: 1) Jake Luke, 2) Colton Wallace, 3) Gordon Levine
Sr Men: 1) Wyatt Krapf, 2) Tom Bracht, 3) C.J. Tracy
Masters: 1) Ed Hayden, 2) Brett Mahon, 3) David Balloqui
Grandmasters: 1) Erik Leaman, 2) Toby West, 3) Brice Roughton
Sr Grandmaster: 1) Colin Mahon