Each year Skim Jam attracts competitors from as far away as Washington State, who come to celebrate flatland skimming while raising money to fight breast cancer. Considered an extreme sport, skimboarding uses a wooden board about three times as wide as a skateboard and one and a half times as long. The board is thrown across a thin film of water and the rider jumps on and skims across the course and its rails, combining snowboarding and skateboarding techniques into tricks such as ollies, pop shuv-its and big-spins.
This year’s event boasts both amateur and professional level competitions.
Don’t have a board? Guests can borrow one. Never been on a skim board? Adventurous types can come out at 1:00 p.m. for Skim School.
There are lots of activities for non-boarders and the whole family.
Proceeds from the purchase of event t-shirts, food, raffle tickets, auction items and skimboards goes directly to The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization serving the greater Houston area. This year’s donations will be matched up to $5,000 by Skim Jam sponsor, KCM Truck and Equipment Repair.