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Zap World Championships of Skimboarding hits Dewey

Aug 15, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Gordon Levine of Dewey Beach took top honors in the Semipro division at the Zap Amateur World Championships in Dewey.

The 2013 Zap World Championships of Skimboarding heated up the sand and surf Aug. 10 and 11 on Swedes Street in Dewey Beach. The waves cooperated, and the skill level was high as skimmers from all over the East Coast and South America displayed their prowess on the Atlantic shore at the second longest-running skimboarding championships in the world.

Winners are as follows:

Mini Division – Roman Hager

Menehune Division – Aidan Stevenson

Junior Girls Division – Codie Patterson

Girls Division – Eddy Shoop

Boys Division – Eddie Dixon

Junior Mens Division – Lucas Fink

Women's Division – Catherine Squillante

Men's Division – Gordon Levine

Senior Men's Division – Naji Taha

Master's Division – Johnny Atoe

Grandmaster's Division – Greg Catts

Senior Grandmaster's Division – Brice Roughton

Semi-pro Division – Gordon Levine

Sam McCoy of Dewey Beach rides through the tube on one of the first-heat waves. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alex Edmondson of Virginia Beach gets covered by one of the big waves of the day. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Wyatt Krapf gets covered. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Wyatt Krapf goes up and over in the Semipro division. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Daniel O'Connor of Dewey Beach throws some spray. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sam McCoy gets some air. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Brad Sheureman watches as Daniel O'Connor rides to the shore. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tom Bracht of Ocean View skims through the tube for a cover-up. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Matt Buchanan, left, and Chase Porter try to catch the same wave. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Chase Porter, left, and Nicholas Lopez ride the same wave during the fourth heat of the Semipro division. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Matt Buchanan does some fancy footwork in the Semipro division. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Matt Buchanan gets major air during the Semipro division. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Nicholas Lopez, left, and Chase Porter have a close call. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cesar Caminero shows his stuff in the Semipro division. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jeremiah Sheldon of Newport Beach, California gets covered. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jeremiah Sheldon, left, and Zane Waysz cross paths on a wave. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Nick Yokley of Dewey Beach slams a wave in the fifth heat of the Semipro division. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jeremiah Sheldon covers up. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Lucas McCoy of Dewey Beach grabs a rail. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Brendan Wick of Dewey Beach goes airborne in the Semipro division. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Zane McKaskill gets the most out of a small wave in the Semipro division. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alley Oop Skim Shop owner Jason Wilson goes over the rules of the contest during the riders' meeting. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alley Oop Skim Shop co-owner Cory Mahoney oversees the contest from the judging tower. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Event announcer Ed Hayden kept the crowd informed of every trick performed by the participants. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Dewey Beach mayor Diane Hanson welcomes riders, friends and family to the event. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alley Oop owner Jason Wilson goes over rules during the riders meeting. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Dewey Beach mayor Diane Hanson speaks to the crowd before the riders meeting. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
DJ Woody B spins the tunes that kept the crowd hopping. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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