Skimboarders will showcase their talents on Saturday at Saratoga Beach.

Skimboarders returning to Saratoga

Zed Skimboards is excited to announce that the second instalment of the 2011 Island Skim Session will take place this Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Saratoga Beach.

Zed Skimboards is excited to announce that the second instalment of the 2011 Island Skim Session will take place this Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Saratoga Beach.

The Island Skim Sessions are a series of events that focus on flatland skimboarding, an up-and-coming sport that is gaining popularity around the globe. Flatland skimboarding is a mix of skateboarding and surfing, with riders skimming across shallow water on a unique board, incorporating ramps and rails along the way.

Zed Skimboards’ Island Skim Session started 13 years ago as a group of friends who wanted to organize an event that revolved around their sport. It evolved into two permanent annual locations: Victoria’s Witty’s Lagoon and Campbell River’s Saratoga Beach. This year, the Witty’s stop was a ranked event on the North West Skim Tour, a governing body for official skim contests. It was a huge success, with 200 riders and spectators in attendance. The Saratoga session focuses less on competition and more on showcasing the riders’ talent.

The Island Skim Session attracts some of the world’s top-level riders.