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Date of Issue: October 08, 2008

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Skimming the Island
Eighty-six skimmers participated in the Skimboard Bash on the Gulf of Mexico waters in front of hundreds of spectators Sunday at the event host BeachHouse Restaurant. Pictured, from left, are Christian Hightower, Hunter White and Garett Wolff, showing off their moves for the judges. Islander Photos: Paul Roat

The winners in the annual Skimboard Bash sponsored by the West Coast Surf Shop and held at the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach Oct. 5 include:

Minis (8 and under): First place, Anthony Montrone, Largo; second place, Ethan Bertrand, Bradenton; third place, Brandon Mills, Holmes Beach; fourth, Dylan McIntosh, Holmes Beach.

Menehune (9-11): First, Turner Tenney, Indian Rocks; second, Blaine Jenefsky, Bradenton Beach; third, Neil Carper, Holmes Beach; fourth, Michael Burke, Bradenton.

Boys (12-14): First, Jack Tenney, Indian Rocks; second, Jared Nevins, Naples; third, Mickey Kendall, Fort Meyers; fourth, Luke Shackelford, Holmes Beach.

Junior mens (15-17): First, Alex Applefield, Seminole; second, Adam Barker, Pinellas Park; third, Danny Montrone, Largo; fourth, Chris Cover, Bradenton.

Mens (18-21): First,  Chris Brown, Naples; second, Ben Leonard, Naples; third, Austin Piazza, St. Pete Beach; fourth, Justin White, Bradenton.

Senior mens (22 and up): First, Travis Dero, Clearwater; second, John Gray, town not available; third, John Schraider, Clearwater; fourth, Jim Vose, Cocoa Beach.

Girls (14 and under): First, Ashley White, Ft. Lauderdale; second, Alix Bracic, Largo; third, Lexi North, Naples; fourth, Heather Hislip, Largo.

Womens (15 and up): First, Michelle Frioud, Indian Rocks; second, Melanie Cannon; third, Rainia Lardas, Holmes Beach.