Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Breaking News!!! SuperStorm Sandy

{Papa Lopez Photography}
Hurricane Sandy pumps some rare WNW swell to the islands, lighting up all of Northside for 3 days straight.  This rare gem was caught at Cinnamon Bay yesterday by teamrider Alejandro Lopez who also recently won 2nd place in the Mini-Shaka Shakedown on the West Side of Oahu!! BUP BUP!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Breaking News! Nico takes 4th Place!

Congratulations to Alejandro and Nicolas Lopez for competing in the Oktoberfest this last weekend!  And Big Respect goes to Nicolas Lopez who took 4th in the Semi-Professional Division!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pre Oktoberfest Session

HL and the family from the VI just happen to be in California during our trip and hung out with us for one of the best sessions we have had this trip, beautifully blue dry sand barrels on a hot sunny hot day with positive vibrations with a few bros. Does not get much better than that.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


This is whats happening now in Santa Cruz, California!! Nick has been killin it in the contest and we wait to hear the results thus far, GO NICK!!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

St. Croix Skim Trip

Day 1:  Alejandro Lopez cruises over to St. Croix and meets up with Shaba and Quintin to find some fun groundswell at Davis Bay located on the Northside.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Oktoberfest Approaching

Video by: Kevin King
The Lopez Brothers capturing some inspiration from Kevin King's Oktoberfest video for their California trip coming up later in the month!  Nicolas will be going to the Santa Cruz contest as well as Newport's Oktoberfest so keep your eyes peeled for updates!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

96° In The Shade

Whether there are waves are not, mid summer especially, you can count on the sunny weather and crystal clear water to relax and cool off from the scorching heat.  May as well bring the ole skimboard for a couple slides.  This was a lil something I threw together yesterday from the 30 min session we had.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WCS Video

Highlight Reel of the 2012 World Champs at Aliso Creek, video by Kevin King

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Livin the Dream

If you were interested in going to Portugal, chances are you have seen some of the amazing point break style liners..... Click on the pictures to make them bigger in another tab, in the first couple pictures you can see a sider rock that worked on the lower tide!!! By a stroke of luck, Nick scored this three days before he came home...  Jah is good!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Practice Makes Perfect

Alejandro catching some fun ones earlier today at MorningStar Beach STT.   Song: Nas- I Can.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


BREAKING NEWS: Nicolas Lopez slaughtered the contest wining 1st in every one of his heats and won his first contest in Portugal against local rippers Heytor Torres, Victor Fernandes and Ze Miguel Campos. We are so proud of you NICK!  Big Ups ta Mama, Papa, Ray, Charlie, Josh and the entire SkimCaribbean Family along with Caribbean Surf Co. for the support!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Finding Gold :Treasure Island

High tide across the street from our hotel has been really fun this trip, offering Cinnamon like liners to playful peaks.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WCS Alejando VS. Sammy Revisted

Video streaming by UstreamFootage of last years Vic World Championship,
Alejandro Lopez throws down in the Aliso shore pound with Now World Champ Sammy Stinnett. Way to charge my Boy and Big Respect goes out to Geo, Tex, Trig, the Worm and all the rest making the Vic Champs so Sick!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Live Webcast of the VIC World Champs

Watch me skinnyboard in the World Champs this morning:

The Lopez Fam and Tommy Gibney made it to Cali

After a blistering 14 hours of airports, planes,and white vans . We made it too Laguna Beach California "the birth place of Charlie & Ray Whitemore"- said by the wise Thomas Buchanan Gibney. On Day 1 of our cali exploration we woke up too gloomy skies and glassy waves in the 4-5ft range. Rumors of Charlie Whitemore spread around california coastline and was confirmed as he did in fact show up at our hotel room doorstep.  We quickly proceeded to Tortuga Bay, where we found fun wraps in the 2-3ft hawaiian range.  Tommorow morning Alejandro Lopez will be competing in the Victoria World Champs.  STAY TUNED MEH BOI! BLAP BLAP BLAP

Monday, July 2, 2012

I SEE LAND!!! Nick Arrives To Portugal

Photo Creds: Juston Diaz and John Mock

Team Rider Nicolas Lopez embarked on a four week sail across the Atlantic Ocean to deliver a boat to Portugal and along the way scored small warm siders in Bermuda, fast water wraps and liners on black sand beaches in the Azores and was greeted by overhead pumping surf in Portugal.  Nicolas will be reppin SkimCaribbean and the entire VI in the Portugal contest later in the month and you don't wanna miss it! STAY TUNED. . .

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Alejandro and locals skimming West Street

Mini Movie by Dilt Productions featuring TeamRider Alejandro Lopez riding his brothers yellow exile.  Watch out for the live webcast link for his next contest on the 7th and 8th of July in Laguna Beach!  Link will be up soon! Stay Tuned. . . .

Summertime, Vybz!

The second addition to the summertime mini movies with SkimCaribbean crew and friends on St. Thomas, USVI.

Friday, June 29, 2012

GQ Shuv Sesh

It's flat on St. Thomas but that does not stop Q and Ale from skimming and getting some hype shots. Thank you mother nature for the sun and fun.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Q's SkimTrip Day 1

Quinton Chipperino flew in from St. Criox yesterday for his first ever skim trip.  He met up with a few team riders at MorningStar beach, and played in some rippable lines.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Time Fun

Team SkimCaribbean and friends skimming small but fun bumps on Southside St. Thomas, USVI.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Inner Brass Sider

A new sider has been spotted by the Lopez Brothers on the island of Inner Brass, and ironically works on small clean north swell, which is common in the winter months. YESSI!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Final Destination: Europe

Team Rider Nicolas Lopez is about to embark on a sailing adventure across the Atlantic to Portugal and France.  Here is one of the waves he hopes to score.  Video by Groovy Baby.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Present Day Skimboarding

Adam Hayward, creator and administrator of the skim website, puts all his time and effort into capturing the constantly evolving wave riding sport of skimboarding and makes it available for your viewing pleasure for only two bucks a month.  If you do not have an MOV account, I would highy recommend you to sign up to access of over 100 high definition videos, trick tips, travel guides and much more.  If your a hard core skimmer who wants to keep up with tricks, spots, contests and your favorite pros, it is a no brainer.

Weekend Wind and Waves

This weekend offered small but fun waves at Morningstar and nice wind for John Carpenter who was kiting at the Ritz Carlton on the east side.

Monday, April 23, 2012

First Person Wedge

Haven't had the privilege to visit the wedge yet?  Well here is a first person view of what it's like to catch siders and connect into perfect glassy barrels.  Video by Travis Williams of Dilt productions.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Everyting Bless My Boi!

Every once in a while, it's a good ting to take a step back and reflect on life and your blessings. Happiness, health, peace of mind, great friends, supporting family, beautiful memories, firing waves and a house I can call home. What are you thankful for?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Domke Visions

Incredible waves ridden on a skimboard by the one and only Brad Domke! Truly breaking the mold and pushing skimming to new heights. Video by Dylan Palmer.

Domke Visions from Dylan Palmer on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Salty Dreams: Sneak Peak

Hurrican Igor sends perfect waves to the Southside two seasons back as seen in this peek of Salty Dreams. Dvd will hopefully be available by the end of summer!

Nalani Visual Gardens Video

Our good friend Kevin King made a cool lil edit of our last session at L Street before heading home. Thank you Kevin, for helping keeping us perpetually stoked on skimming!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Just got back on island and the swell is pumping. . . Clean 10-12ft faces dump onto all exposed reefs/beaches on the Northside! Pretty nice for how bad the season has been to us this year.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Final Countdown: Wedge

Last day in Cali, after an amazing wrap session featured in the Ironic I Street post, I shot these waves before dark after packing up and saying our goodbyes. It's always hard to leave when the waves are empty and clean especially at The Wedge. The first sequence of shots are Omar with the no grab and grom Jeremiah Sheldon. Its pretty amazing the people and places you encounter through the sport of skim boarding and I wanna encourage anyone who's passionate about the sport to plan a trip to Laguna Beach, California. Big Ups to our SkimCaribbean Family, Mom, Dad and everyone else who we didn't mention that helped make this trip possible.

Ironic I Street

Usually when you shoot photographs, they tend to make the waves look better than they are. However, today was a different story. After getting some proof, I sprinted home for my board and suit. The flawless offshore breeze, onshore head high tubes and fast water combo had me freaking out throughout the session. One of the best wrap sessions of my life my far! Give Thanks!!!!

Green Eggs n Am: Aliso

This past weekend the Green Eggs n Ams was held in some pretty big Aliso, only allowing whitewash wraps and the occasional sider. Nick lopez did his best but the locals had the sider on lock. With the forecast for the next couple days pretty much the same size, the boys decided to hit the skate park. We sat back and let the locals show us how its done, although there were some fun runs in the people park! Afterwords we did out usually wedge check and this is how it was.

Friday, March 30, 2012


Pictures are one thing but to see in real life the most epic skim wave in the world ridden by the most elite skimboarders is mind blowing to say the least. My brother and I have been fortunate enough to see this go down just hours ago. These are the memories you hold on to for the rest of your life and we are so thankful that we have had the privilege to experience The Wedge with insane conditions like these. . . Laguna Native Tyler Stanaland seen in the pictures claimed today as one of the biggest most makable Wedge he has ever seen, Give Thanks, Jah is Good!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Island Boys Get A Beatin' Misson

One ting about being a newcomer and learning to ride the Wedge, your going to receive your fair share of poundings. That is if you get a wave. Localism is harsh when its crowded and it is not a pretty sight. Verbal disputes are common and fights are not a rare sight, so you have to pick your waves accordingly. You start out at the back of the line but local pros go whenever they feel it's a good one. Leftovers are the only sider option unless you want to get smaller, meaty wraps at a section named Cylinders, which is known to throw the phattest barrels imaginable. The Lopez Brothers payin' their dues and moving up in the ranks! Yessi!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Green Eggs And Ams

Nicolas Lopez reppin the VI and the Caribbean this weekend in the Green Eggs And Am! Although he did'nt make it to the finals he sure did put on a show for all the spectators and the cameras. We are sure glad to have nick on our team and reppin' us the right way! Big Up yourself my boy!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cold A Street

Nick and the boys are getting ready for the Green Eggs and Ams contest tomorrow practicing on small but fun boost/barrel sections at the A street, where the first leg of the contest will be held. With the high tide in the late morning, the contest should have fun waves and hopefully sunny weather. Good luck Nick!! Stay Tuned . . .

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Caribbean Boys at Wedge

Nicks first session at the Wedge, Big Thanks to RJ Shulenberger for the pictures.
Travis's mini edit from a couple sessions over the last South Swell

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First swell at Wedge

First swell of the season started with a bang, cylinder had prime launch ramps and wraps. It was inconsistent but fun for half the morning until the swell filled in around 2. When it did, it pumped perfect lil side wash to 6-7 ft heaving connections. Was not worth skimming in my opinion with 8 skimmers and 8 bodyboarders lining up for the sider. There were almost 2 fights, one between bodyboarders and one between a skimmer and bodyboarder. The waves are for everyone to share, no one owns a wave. I got out and decided to take a couple clips until my camera broke.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Caribbean Curiousity

Waves are so so today, so today the only thing I'm going to be skimming is the internet. Barbuda point break, and yes I'm taking bets this is skimmable on smaller days. I have google earthed it, for more rad pictures and videos of surfing down island go to!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

North of A, what a good day

Yesterday, nice direction NW swell pumps across Newport beaches, flattening and producing perfect yet unreachable skim. Although there was one section of the beach with a patch to run, it was not all that great compared to the near point break north of the pier.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Bryan Bro's on ESPN, Way Back When

Big Thanks to the Bryan Bro's who help get skimming to where it's at today!


Yesterday I decided to take it easy and film my good buddy Ryan Fleming. We walked across the street to find small but clean waves. Ryan was stoked someone filmed his session, as you can tell from the edit, nothing but laughs and smiles.

Monday, March 5, 2012

West and Aliso Check

Saturday mornin' was pretty small in Newport again and with Mama Wayz passing through Laguna to run errands, I ceased the opportunity to go and snap a couple pictures. To my surprise it was very fun looking at Aliso which was producing a mini sider! Sunny skies and warm weekend weather greeted only 6 skimmers all day long.
PS. Stay Tuned to see me ride my new board!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Clip of the Day

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Travis Williams connecting to a perf lil nugget early thurs morning.

Treasure Island And West

On Thursday, Travis and I took a trip to Laguna and it seemed to be a very good call. West Street was empty and producing clean waist high siders connecting to chest high connections. We skimmed for about 3 hrs until a couple people showed up. After scoring there we were planning on calling it a day but had a feeling to check a fickle lil spot right up the road. Treasure Island had a fun fs liner that pushed into a 1 ft peak. Reminded me of Cinnamon Bay! Sunny, warm weather as usual allowed us to trunk it in the dead of winter. Give Thanks!!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Good Ole Days

No better way to remember the good times than with a movie of your brothers on a sunny day at Gibney's. This is one of my first edits but will always be one of my favorites. Miss all my brothers and sisters in the Caribbean, this ones for you!

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Street Again

Give Thanks! The consistency in California is on some next level shiz! Count Yo Blessings One by One!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Skim Flick of the Day

Travis Williams whipped this lil edit together from the last couple swells here in Balboa, enjoy!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Barrelfest at A Street

North of the Pier at A street this morning was, as they say in California, fun. The standard for fun skim back home has made today on a scale of 1 to 1o a 12. Consistently crappy conditions back home also allows to truly appreciate every opportunity the Cali coastline offers. This morning was all about the classic wrap to barrel. Big ups to Travis who got out the water for 5 minutes to grab a sequence of me.

Sicky Sixth Street

Plenty of swell on tap this morning in Newport. 6th street offered 3-4ft wrap barrels along with fun liners. 80 degree weather, good friends and plenty of waves to share made it priceless. These are the days I live for, give thanks to God! May there be plenty more of these before I go to heaven.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Huntington HUH?

Huntington Beach known for its super fun surf may also surprise you with fun skim! At an undisclosed location, we were greeted by head high wraps and on the opposite side of this small jetty, a mini pointbreak! Unfortunately the sand was not set up as well as it could have, we made the best of it. Good call with this swell direction, back in Newport it is as flat as Magens Bay in the summer.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Offshores Across The Street

Thurs Feb 16th, The wind was swirling in all directions until all of Newport got a slight drizzle of rain. I stayed inside until I heard the wind starting to literally whip things on our porch. The rain soon died and I sprinted across the street with the camera, I had a feeling as the sun peaked through the clouds. It was getting better by the minute so unfortunately the high quality shots were only of naked waves. We were blessed enough to have someone with a GoPro in the water as well as Travis on my video cam. We got shacked at perfect lil G street for until the wind almost blew all the waves away.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Camels N liners: Clip of the Day

Not the best waves but it gives you an idea of what it was like. Later on in the sesh I pulled into one of the best waves of my life, standing up in a giant cavern.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Camels N liners

Ale and Travis cruised down to Laguna chasing a phat North West swell that was not quite hitting Newport right. The boys were ecstatic to find rideable waves having seen the pumping swell further south. Camels was the place to be offering a combination of incredibly fast water, enormous wraps and not another skimmer in sight. The following day was a bit more relaxed in Newport with fun liners with a few groms. Stay Tuned. . .

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wonderful Wedge

Yesterday's rainy weather kept Newport grom Travis Williams and I cooped up inside hoping for tomorrows forecast of sunny, west swell to be true. We were unpleasantly surprised to find unreachable skim on the highest tide for our west swell spots. We then cruised to give wedge a look which was actually pushing some waist high siders! We generously traded off siders for an hour before the tide took a turn for the worse.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Blissful Balboa

Stereotypical California winter consists of rainy, miserably cold and inconsistent sun but this has turned out to be a pristine winter thus far. Sunny, warm, and trunkable even for a caribbean boy like myself, on my first day, is saying somethin'! I have only been here for three days but have already seen a session that I will never forget. West Street turned on producing waist high siders connecting into perfect overhead peaks and had shredders Blair, Morgan, BCS, Paulo, Sam and many others. No pictures but will be featuring a mini movie soon! Search your couch for quarters and pay the two bucks for a month by month subscription to over 100 mind blowing videos! The swell is slightly missing Newport but I was able to click a couple pics of 6th Street before going out. Stay Tuned! . . .

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Good Times

The Boys messed around at Magen's Bay one evening and Paps took some classic shots, Thanks Paps :). Small warm waves with your family, doesn't get muchhh better than that. Alejandro's soaking it all in before he departs to Cold California on the thurs.