For the 36th time, some of the top local, national and international skimboarders will be in Laguna Beach to vie for top honors at the annual Victoria Skimboards World Championships of Skimboarding.
This year's event starts Saturday and concludes Sunday at Aliso Beach Park. One key feature of the championships is that it is the only live broadcast of a professional skimboarding event, said Trigg Garner, general manager of Victoria Skimboards.
Garner noted that the live web cast could reach more than 20,000 viewers worldwide.
"The main excitement surrounding this year's WCS is the live broadcast," he said. "With over 20,000 viewers in over 15 countries around the globe taking in the event in 2011, we have partnered up with some major players to help bring that number up substantially this year. No longer is a competitor competing for the attention of 400 people on the beach — they are now working the crowd of over 20,000 people across the world, which brings a new level of concentration, preparation and skill to the contest."