Throughout the years, the Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding has evolved from a casual competition involving local riders to an event that's about to celebrate a big anniversary that includes international competitors.
The Victoria WCS, originally known and still referred to as "The Vic," begins for the 35th time Saturday at Aliso Beach in Laguna Beach. The event wraps Sunday with division championship finals.
Titles are up for grabs in the following Amateur divisions: 8-and-Under; 9-11; 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-24; 25-29; 30-39; 40-and-Up, and Women. Champions also will be crowned in Professional Men's and Women's divisions.
Trigg Garner, general manager at Victoria Skimboards, said the championships start at 8 a.m. both days and break for lunch around noon. The competition will resume following a 30-minute break and run until 5 p.m. each day.
"Really excited by the competitors that are in the contest and our ability to broadcast the event to the world live as it happens," Garner said. "With the proper sun and surf, we should have a fantastic event and we are looking forward to it."