The VIC: Skimboarding World Championship

Held every summer at Aliso Beach Park, The VIC is the World Championship of Skimboarding.

The 2024 VIC West is August 17-18, 2024 at Aliso Beach Parkway


What is Skimboarding?

Skimboarding is like surfing, while at the same time, nothing like surfing. It uses a smaller shaped board with no fins and allows the rider to glide across the shore break of a crashing wave. These waves are un-surfable by traditional surfers, but not to the skimmer. The sport was invented by Laguna Beach lifeguards in the 1920s using planks of wood to travel down the shore between coves.

Now recognized as an international sport, skimboarding increases in popularity all around the world. Victoria Skimboards, the first to manufacture skimboards, hosts the longest running skimboarding championship in the world. 

Get the chance to watch the world’s best skimboarders catch big waves and pull tricks as they compete for the world championship title.  The VIC is the longest running and most prestigious skimboarding competition in the world. 

This is your chance to see previous World Champions Blair Conklin and Amber Torrealba. Along with viral sensation Austin Keen at Aliso Beach competing for the title.

2 Day Competition

  • 8am to 5pm Daily
  • FREE event for all ages 
  • A mix of amateur and pro heats. The pro heats will be decided based on the best surf.
  • Parking Available at Aliso Beach lot and off Aliso Way (inland side of Aliso Beach) for $1 hour
  • Food available for purchase at Lost Pier Cafe

Highlights from 2022’s VIC