SkimBash is back and Yo Mon is ready! SkimBash is the JerseyShore’s premiere Pro/Am Skimboarding Contest, and we’re looking for big crowds again this year! SkimBash will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th in Sea Bright, one of the Jersey Shore’s most-loved locations. The first event took place in Belmar in June; and now, it’s time for Sea Bright to shine! On Saturday, there will be preliminary heats, and Sunday will bring the semi-finals and finals. Skim boarders of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
We’re pretty excited about the Sea Bright event for a couple of reasons. First, we’ll be there! We’re one of the sponsors of SkimBash, and we’ll be giving out samples of Yo Mon frozen yogurt all weekend and raffling off a branded skimboard on Saturday (soon you could be riding some waves on the back of your favorite fro-yo!). We’re also providing the award cash for the Men’s Pro Division, and we can’t wait to see who’s going home with it!
The second reason we’re so excited is because Sea Bright is coming back from the knock-out punch it took last fall from Hurricane Sandy. During the storm, 10-foot storm surges filled the town with four to five feet of water for more than four hours. Sea Bright sits on a little spit of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the ShrewsburyRiver, and at the height of the storm, the ocean and the river connected as one. A row of beach cabanas were blown into the sea wall, homes and businesses were flooded, a car went through the wall of the library, and sand covered everything. The mayor of Sea Bright, Dina Long, said, “It was like something out of a movie—apocalyptic.” Being one of the first people allowed back in town, she saw all of the damage in its most awful glory. But now, Sea Bright is coming back and SkimBash is just one sign of that.
We hope you’ll be there with us to see the progress this small Jersey Shore community has made and lend your support to their efforts to host SkimBash amidst the recovery of a very trying year. And guess what? While we’re celebrating their long road back, we’ll be eating yogurt, watching some of the best skim boarders around and basically forgetting about the real world for a couple of days. Can you think of a better way to spend a holiday weekend?Share