Brad Domke: taking on Praia do Norte, in Nazaré | Photo: Pedro Miranda

Skimboarding master Brad Domke has ridden the giant waves of Nazaré, in Portugal.

After successfully escaping guillotine at Puerto Escondido (Mexico), The Right (Australia), and Teahupoo (Tahiti), the wave explorer got on a plane with the clear goal of surviving the experience at Praia do Norte.

"It's been a crazy scary fun few days here in Nazaré. So stoked to skim with all the boys and new friends that came to chase this wild ride," wrote Brad Domke, pictured above in a photo by Pedro Miranda.

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Gerardo Valencia: he loves to skim | Photo: Dave Scott/Zap Skimboards

Gerardo Valencia loves to skim. The Mexican rider from Barra De Navidad, Jalisco, is the star of Zap Skimboards' latest short film.

Valencia was born on the 23rd March 1995. He's only 20, but he has a great future ahead of him. The talented skimboarder dropped into Playa los Cocos, near San Patricio-Melaque, and showed his aerial antics.

Although the wave conditions were far from perfect, you can actually confirm how good Gerardo Valencia handles the power of the ocean. Precision, power, flow, and intelligent wave management.

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Sam Stinnett: fourth world skimboarding title | Photo: Fabiana Badie

Sam Stinnett and Keiao Bucasas have been crowned the 2015 United Skim Tour champions.

All riders knew that the last event of the season would decide who the best skimboarder in the world is right now. For the 11th Annual Exile Oktoberfest Skimboard Contest, only Stinnett, Blair Conklin and Austin Keen were in the world title race.

However, Conklin and Keen had to win the event and hope Stinnett didn't reach the final stages of the competition. Unfortunately for the duo, the rankings leader kept his composure and finished runner-up.

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