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’Boarders gather for Sand Jam

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014

Florence’s Bekah Austen won all three women’s events, incluing the “sand drag” (left), which is a straight run downhill for the fastest speed.

The sandboard rails at Sand Master Park, as well as the dunes overlook above Cleawox Lake in Honeyman State Park, were alive with competition on Saturday as a roster of 24 sandboarders gathered for the 18th annual Sand Master Jam — the longest-running sandboarding competition in the world.

This year, in addition to Egyptian sandboarder Kareem Hossam, the event also drew coverage from ESPN Magazine and the largest crowd of spectators in the jam’s history.

For the complete article see the 07-23-2014 issue.

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