The Ultimate Boarder Championship is an international contest testing one’s shred skills across three arenas: Snow, Skate and Surf. In its fourth year, the contest has reminded everyone how interconnected the three sports are, and how practicing in skating can elevate your abilities in the surf or snow, and vis versa. Past winers include Volcom’s Mike Morrisey and Chad Shetler of Lost, beating out greats like Tom Curren, Shaun Tomson, Steve Caballero, and rising stars like Kalani David, Wade Goodall, and Kilian Garland.
Playing to their strengths, the opening event was dominated a couple of Mammoth Mountain Locals in their home park and current overall no. 1 Shayne Pospsil of New Jersey.
Yesterday’s surf leg of the comp went down in a windy mix of chest-high surf at Seaside Reef, Cardiff Ca. Nate Zoller, 22yr old grom from Laguna Beach gained momentum throughout the comp, and beat out some heavy locals in the final. Ya Nate Dog!
Now they’re constructing a skate park in the Seaside parking-lot for the final showdown, and the standings are known to flip flop during the skate portion. This segment is also known to draw in crowds watching these guys go for broke trying to get $30,000.
Other divisions of the competition include, team formats, where mostly surfshops and other crews battle it out for casha nd bragging rights. And a youth division of talented groms under 15.
So if your in the San Diego area on Saturday, head down to Seaside beach Park in Cardiff.
For more info, visit: http://www.ultimateboarder.com
Here’s The current standing after two rounds: