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Skim Jam Thrills for a Ninth Year

Connor Bowden Wins 13th Avenue Skim Jam

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A picture-perfect summer morning welcomed an eager group of skimboard enthusiasts Saturday, just a block south of the Naples Pier, for the 9th Annual 13th Avenue Skim Jam. And after an early afternoon thunderstorm sent everyone running for cover, the competitors returned for the hotly contested final rounds.

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Pro Division winner Connor Bowden is surrounded by water

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Gram Steward kicks up a rooster tail.

Marco’s own Connor Bowden was in a class by himself Saturday in winning the Pro Division. Sterling Myers was the Pro Division’s runner-up.

Winners were named in six other divisions. The Men’s 18 & Up winner was ET Beaugrand. The Juniors 15-17 Division was won by Graham Shelton. The Boys 11-14 winner was Gavin McCubin. The Mini’s 10 & Under was taken by Giorgio Tomasi.

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The Women’s 15 & Up Division was won by Emma Gleeson. The Girl’s 14 & Under winner was Maisy Rockley.

Everyone was happy to see the competition, hosted by the Old Naples Surf Shop, return to its familiar format after being forced to go virtual last year. Organizers adopted a Board at Home Series name last year.

Proceeds of the event benefits Audubon Western Everglades Shorebird Steward Program. Audubon representatives were on hand and had a steady flow of beach goers visiting their tent to talk about shorebirds.

 Mini's: 10 and Under

  • 1st - Giorgio Tomasi
  • 2nd - William Rynne
  • 3rd - Keilan Murray

Boy's: 11 to 14

  • 1st - Gavin McCubin
  • 2nd - Alastair Rockley
  • 3rd - Gavin Garrison

Juniors: 15 to 17

  • 1st - Graham Shelton
  • 2nd - Brady Williamson
  • 3rd - William Wallace Patrick

Men's: 18 and Up

  • 1st - ET Beaugrand
  • 2nd - Tyler Walters
  • 3rd - Alex Farrell

Girls: 14 and Under

  • 1st - Maisy Rockley
  • 2nd - Nicole Phillips
  • 3rd - Delaney Williamson

Women's: 15 and Up

  • 1st - Emma Gleeson
  • 2nd - Avery Ritchie
  • 3rd - Marina Dreyfuss

Pro Division

  • 1st - Connor Bowden
  • 2nd - Sterling Myers

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