Paulo Prietto: skimboarding hell moment at The Wedge

The Wedge, in Newport Beach, California, is often named as a bodyboarding wave. It's deep, vertical, tubular, irregular and powerful. Some surfers like to challenge and the results are obvious. Broken legs, ribs and bruises.


Paulo Prietto has been skimboarding for a long time. In the above photo, he shows us how to make thing possible, from impossible missions. The wave looks like it was produced for him.

The Wedge delivered a strong winter season. Before the boring "Black Ball" period, skimboarders enjoy their last waves in Newport Beach. From shore to shore, they negotiate the small seaside swell, get past the random wedge and finish in full glory, back in the sand.

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Skimboarding tricks: slide and splash

East Coast Skimboards and Monkey Business have teamed up to reward the best progressive skimboarders of the world's greatest wedges.


The skimming brands will be delivering $100 to the best trick of the month. The best trick at the end of the three months will receive an additional $150 and a prize pack featuring a limited edition George Bryan Pro Model Monkey Business Skateboard.

The concept is simple and rad. The difficulty of the trick will be the main focus of the competition, not the quality of the wave or terrain. The rider must get on their board with a standard run, drop, and slide technique.

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Dave Scott: I'll get that Domke

The 14th Annual Zap Gulf Coast Pro/Am Spring Skim Jam was successfuly contested at Panama City Beach, USA, between 21st-22nd April 2012.


The largest national skimboarding competition returned to Northwest Florida and showcased the best riders from around the world, with prize money for skimboarders in the Amateur and Pro divisions.

The first day of the action kicked off with small and glassy waves, but it was surely contestable. The storms came through around lunch time delaying the rest of the heats till the next day.

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