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2024  Fl Skimboarding Pro/Am information below

The Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am (Fl Pro/Am) is the Third longest running Professional/Amateur Skimboarding tournament in the World (As for the Professional division, Tex Haines created the First, Harry followed and then I added the Pro division to my tournament in 1996) 

 

The Fl Pro/Am is the only Amateur event in the World that allows each athlete two chances to advance before being eliminated. This tournament runs more divisional heats than any other Skimboarding Tournament in the World, spanning three full days and over hour 30 hours of individual heats . Skimboarding athletes come from more than 75 different beaches from all over Florida, the USA, and the World.

 

A Skimboarding tournament dream that started once I moved from Tampa to Vilano Beach, Florida USA in February of 1989. Though it took well over a year to get everything in order to hold an event (The very first was Oct 1990).  This tournament has always been my gift back to Skimboarding for all of my best sessions, contest personal results, Skimboard Magazine publications from early 80's Florida Skimboarding, lifelong friendships, and wonderful memories. The Fl Pro/Am has always been an end of summer bash that has grown to exceed any and all of my expectations or dreams. Over the years and into the future, many of my Skimboarding friends as well as  personal family members, have helped me each and every year fulfill this dream for the sport of Skimboarding. Thanks for all of their help during this event from start to finish.

 

All of us hope we help make those same memories for you and your families, all while striving to win bragging rights for  a year as Champions in your division in one of the greatest Skimboarding Tournaments on EARTH !!!  

Thanks for competing in the Florida Pro/Am, all of us wish you the Best of Luck !!

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2024  Fl Skimboarding Pro/Am 

August  :  16-17 - 18

2024 Fl Pro/Am has some exciting news !!

 * update 2024 - For those that might not arrive in time for friday night's rider meeting- location/time TBD

once the event begins saturday you must checkin prior to your heat, some athletes still need the entry form filled out. so that is a priority for you prior to putting on a heat jersey. please do not approach any of the staff saturday morning while we are setting up to try and check-in. if anything you can help. we unlike other tournaments must setup and break down daily according to our county beach requirements for sea turtle preservation....and we are good with that fact and 100% support it.

once we are set up is the time to check-in...again this tournament is for all of you but these are our requirements.

in your entry packets are 2 special items.

1) a gold Fl PRo/am vip bracelet- this bracelet must be worn throughout the tournament in order to get your vip treatment. A lot in the works for the 30th year celebration. this also allows you access to the hydration tent for fruit & water.

2) remember the m&ms we always have - well again this year one of you will receive an extra pack in your packet containing a packet of Green/grey colored ones. who ever is so lucky to receive it needs to come show us during the tournament. you are the golden ticket winner for 2024. what does this mean ?? your entry for the 2025 tournament is free !! Jed currington won in 2023

if that doesn't get you excited for this weekend i don't know what can...safe travels everyone and "let's have fun"

* update  - On saturday 8/17 from 4pm-8pm the vilano beach street market will be taking place along vilano road. great opportunity for all of you to see and maybe purchase some items from local artists and craftsman. 

parking on the beach - currently vilano beach is closed to vehicular traffic therefore no on beach parking. you must find legal parking. there will be an uber driver posted up all weekend to take you where ever you desire.

update - update. riders meeting and check-in will take place on friday 8/16 starting at 7pm. TBD......

update - Plan on spending the entire day on the beach if you aren't staying in one of the hotels on Vilano. If you drive off from your spot, chances are it won't be available when you come back. We advise that you do not park in businesses parking spaces, you quite possibly will get your vehicle towed.

* We are moving forward with this years Florida Pro/Am 30th year. 

* REgistration will begin June 1st for the first 150 amateur entries, no entry limit for professionals

* please follow directions on the official entry form, we will no longer be accepting entry form via fax, only direct mail or email, Almost everyone has a smart phone and you can load a scanning app for free in order to scan your entry, save it as a PDF file, then send it prior to entry deadline. You must attach your payment invoice number if you pay online. Email is rundropslide@msn.com

* please write legibly on your entry form. We misspell athletes names every year because we cant read your writing, it's as embarrassing to us as it is to you .... again the email address is rundropslide@msn.com

* Easy online registration and Secure payment 

* check-in and riders meeting To be determined"

* daily heat schedules will not be posted until late july

* hotel choices are listed below...

* As always we are excited to host some of the most talented athletes in the world, we wish all of you the best of luck and hope you make lifelong memories

2024 Fl Skimboarding Pro/Am brought to you by...

2024  Fl Skimboarding Pro/Am Official Heat Schedule

Saturday Aug 17

Sunday  Aug 18

More supporters  wishing all of you  Skimboarders the best of luck !!!

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Hotel or Camping Support:
St. Augustine Beach House 904-217-3765
Ponce Hotel  904-824-5554
Hampton Inn 904-827-9797
North Beach Camp Resort 904-824-1806
Holiday Inn Express Vilano 904-481-8300

2023    Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am results

 8-U : 1st Maverick Smetts 

9-11 : 1st   Giorgio Tomassi~ 2nd  Ryder Vance ~ 3rd  Oliver Kelly

12-14 : 1st  Trent Moranda ~ 2nd  Dylan Runge ~ 3rd  Zaniel Cole

G-14-under : 1st  Atleigh Cole ~ 2nd Gus Campbell ~ 3rd Delany Clark

15-17 : 1st  Aiden Goldfein ~ 2nd  Collin Kelly ~ 3rd Reece Juno

18-21 : 1st  Graham Shelton~ 2nd  Dylan Duncan ~ 3rd  Walker Hayes

22-24 : 1st  Colin Lalomia ~ 2nd  Cody Newman  ~ 3rd  Elliot Miller

W 15-up : 1st  Kate Warrington ~ 2nd  Emma Gleason 

25-29 :  1st  Chris Trapasso ~ 2nd Kaleb Perkins ~ 3rd  Jonathan Capen

30-39 : 1st  C.J. Lugo  ~ 2nd Nick Vicos 

40-up : 1st  Brad Evers~ 2nd  Chip Sanders ~ 3rd Jed Currington

RDS Golden Ticket Amateur Winner : Jed Currington ~ Automatic Comped Entry to 2024 Fl Pro/Am

RDS Sickest Air $300.00 Winner : Graham Shelton

Florida Skimboarding Amateur Champion : Colin Lalomia ~ 1st runner up Graham Shelton

                                                                        2nd runner up   Chris Trapaso 

M.E.C.S. Sportsmanship Award (in honor of Mikel Evers & Claude Sinatsch) : Chris Splendore

Men's Pro : 1st Yahir Valencia ~ 2nd Sterling Myers ~ 3rd  Jack Tenney ~ 4th  Eddie Dixon ~

                                                                    5th Kale Troha  ~  6th  Gerado Valencia

 

 

 

Official Entry form. Download, fill out and mail to address with check payable to Run Drop Slide, Inc or  Pay here.
***If you pay here you must follow instructions                                 on entry form 
                                                                                                          

2024 Official Entry Form
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