No Hands Bridge: the new skimboarding spot in Auburn, California | Photo: Brett Macadam

Two skimboarders have ridden the flat waters of No Hands Bridge, in Auburn, California.

It looks a bit scary and dangerous, but the pedestrian bridge has enough protection for them not to fall off into the abyss. And flatland skimming knows no boundaries.

The idea came from photographer Brett Macadam. He believed he and his friends Nicholas Sheppard and Stephen Leonardi could ride a flooded bridge during the winter. So, why would anybody do it in the first place?

Esoterica: the new skimboard movie by MOV

Skimboarding has become a high-performance water sport but, if you doubt it, watch the latest production by MOV.

MOV is a skimming collective dedicated to movie making. They want to bring the sport to the main stage and believe they don't need sponsors to do the job. All they need is a solid group of monthly video subscribers.

"Esoterica" is their fifth full-length film production, and promises to ignite the heart in every skimboarder. Every shot, every angle, and every wave is a remarkable moment. The movie features some of the world's best performers, including the one and only Austin Keen.

David Marques: a talented skimboarder from the sand spits of Faro, in Portugal | Photo: SurferToday

Faro is the largest city of the Algarve, the most touristic region in Portugal. Every year, millions of people from all over the world visit this southern and warm coastline.

The Algarve has some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, and the average air temperature is most of the times above 65 °F (18 °C). The water is consistently mild, and you rarely hear waves breaking on the shore.

Faro is facing south and sits just 150 miles away from the Mediterranean Sea, so it rarely gets north Atlantic swells. However, where there's ocean, miracles can happen. And that miracle is called Levante.

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