Fourth Annual Spring Fling Skim Jam Returns to Nokomis Beach

The fourth annual Spring Fling Skim Jam is set to return to Nokomis Beach, a premier skim break on the Gulf Coast of Florida, from May 17th to May 19th, 2024. Organized by Zap Skimboards, one of the most established names in skimboarding since 1983, and with support from Visit Sarasota County, this event promises an exhilarating three-day celebration of skimboarding, community, and fun in the sun. 

What started as a one-day event has evolved into a three-day extravaganza due to overwhelming enthusiasm and demand. This year's Spring Fling Skim Jam aims to unite the skimboarding community and provide a platform for riders of all skill levels to showcase their talent and passion for the sport. 

"We're thrilled to welcome skimboarders from across the country to Nokomis Beach for the fourth annual Spring Fling Skim Jam," said Max Smetts, Vice President of Zap Skimboards. "This event holds a special place in our hearts as it's the first event at our home beach. We're excited to extend the festivities to three days this year, offering even more opportunities for riders to showcase their talent and passion for skimboarding." 

The Spring Fling Skim Jam features a jam-packed schedule of events, including a free Skim Clinic on Friday, May 17th, hosted by Alley Oop Skim Camps. Participants will have the chance to learn from Zap Professional riders and hone their skills on the waves. From beginners to seasoned riders, everyone is invited to join in the fun. 

On Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th, competitors from across the USA and Mexico will showcase their skills in the Pro/Am Skim USA sanctioned contest, competing for prizes, including a $5000 pro purse. 

"We're proud to be part of the Pro/Am Skim USA tour for the first time this year," added Smetts. "It's a testament to the growing popularity and prestige of the Spring Fling Skim Jam within the skimboarding community." 

Joining the lineup of professional riders at this year's event are Yahir Valencia, Gerardo Valencia, Zack Carter, Sydney Pizza, Casey Kiernan, John Akerman, Dylan Duncan, Naji Taha, and more. 

With around 100 skimboarders expected to attend from all over the USA and even Mexico, the Spring Fling Skim Jam promises to be an epic celebration of skill, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. 

For more information about the fourth annual Spring Fling Skim Jam, including registration details and event schedule, visit


About Zap Skimboards 

Zap Skimboards is a leading manufacturer of high-quality skimboards, based in Nokomis, Florida. Since 1983, Zap Skimboards has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of skimboarding and supporting the skimboarding community through events, sponsorships, and innovative board designs. 

About Visit Sarasota County 

Visit Sarasota County (VSC) is the official tourism marketing entity and primary provider of visitor information for Sarasota County where tourism is the top industry. It is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program, a program of the Destination Management Association International (DMAI). VSC meets the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, fiscal management, and ethical principles. Visit for more information. 

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