9th Annual Senseless Skimfest, Saturday Aug 22nd, 26th Ave. Santa Cruz!

2008 Senseless event winner Adam Loero!

I know this has nothing to do with books and art. It does have to do with my other passion — surfing and skimboarding.

This Saturday is the 9th Annual Senseless Skimfest. The event will be held at 26th Ave in Santa Cruz, CA. My buddy Ryan Parola does a superb job each year as the event organizer. What started out as a folding table on the beach with about twenty guys hanging out, has turned into a premier event bringing the community together for a fun-filled day. Last year had 55 entries, with hundreds of spectators.

Senseless event organizer Ryan Parola during his 2008 pro heat

I’ll be there early to help set up, then I will be judging the amateur divisions throughout the day. I’ll definitely be sneaking in some skimming and surfing and photography throughout the day. With a new south swell hitting late Friday, and filling in throughout the day on Saturday, and warm weather, it is shaping up to be an epic event.

Information, directions, and sign-up details can be found on the Senseless website by clicking here. Check out the Senseless newspaper article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel Sunday paper by clicking here.

John Fleskes skimming 26th Ave in 2008. Photo by Debi Parola

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!


John Fleskes
Flesk Publications