Dutch Flatland Skimboarding Open: the pros shine in Noordwijk | Photo: ExPix/DFSO

The 3rd edition of the Dutch Flatland Skimboarding Open (DFSO) will take place between May 23rd-24th, in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

The flatland skimboarding contest is the second stop on the European Skimboarding Cup 2015 and has attracted 40 athletes in the inaugural year. Riders from 12 countries are expected to return to Noordwijk.

The skimboarding competition runs during the Noordwijk Kiteboard Open weekend. The event gives beginner skimboarders the unique opportunity to see and learn with the best professional European skimboarders.

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Skimboarding: there's science behing art | Photo: Exile Skimboards

Few things compare to the unique experience of skimboarding. Most people glance at a skimboard and wonder why it doesn't sink into the sand as soon as you step on it. Instead, you glide across the water effortlessly.

When you've mastered the sport, you can even take your board out into the breakers, skimming toward the waves and riding them for a brief amount of time, like surfers.

You might feel like a god as you rush across the surface of the water, but did you ever wonder how skimboarding actually works? There are actually a few simple physics lessons to be taught here. Read on to learn about the science behind skimboarding, and be ready to say "Whoa, dude!"

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Sharing is giving: well, this is not the case

When you get four inventive skimboarder with soft top surfboards under their feet, you could only have fun.

Blair Conklin, Morgan Just, Brad Domke and Paulo Prietto riding Odysea surfboards? No, it's not a dream. It's pure madness instead.

Despite the dangerous shore break conditions, i.e. massive closeouts, their bones showed consistency of steel. Watch some epic airs, impossible barrels and backwash catapults.

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