VERO BEACH ― The 14th annual Mulligan’s Skim Jam brings a full day of beach fun and excitement to Sexton Plaza in Vero Beach on Sat., Sept. 4.
All proceeds go to the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.
The competition runs from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Then, join the athletes and other fans for an after party and awards ceremony at Walking Tree Brewery.
The Mulligan’s Skim Jam has evolved into the largest one-day skim contest in the world, where competitors of all levels show off tricks. It is expected to draw 120 competitors from around the world. Professional and amateur riders will descend upon the stretch of sand behind Mulligan’s Beach House with hopes of sliding their skimboards to victory.
This is the annual opportunity for local skim board enthusiasts to see all the pros you’ve watched on YouTube videos.
The riders’ meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on the beach. Skimboarding starts at 9 a.m., with heats divided by ability, rather than the normal age divisions. So you may see a 10 year old competing against a 27 year old.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, registration has been moved online and must be completed in advance at https://liveheats.com/events/5758, or you can visit www.Shorelb.com. Schedules and scores will appear on the website live, so competitors can remain socially distant at all times.
The 14th annual Mulligan’s Skim Jam takes place at Mulligan’s Beach House, Sexton Plaza Beach, 1050 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach, on Sat., Sept. 4.
The awards ceremony will take place at Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach, at 6 p.m. Raffles and prizes will continue at Walking Tree Brewery and winners will also be announced.