Daniel Prieß: learn how to skim with the pros | Photo: Matt McDonald

Skimboarding is conquering new enthusiasts everywhere. If you never tried it, and before adventuring yourself into the sand and surf, here is some advice from a man who knows how to slide and glide.

Daniel Prieß is one of the most talented skimboarders on the planet. The German charger is always creating new tricks and successfully completing surreal challenges. Whether you're catching shore break waves or just sliding slippery terrain for the first time, Prieß has the right tips for you.

People of all ages and fitness levels tend to see skimboarding as a summer holiday pastime. You just drop the board onto the whitewater and ride it for a few seconds. While that can be a valid assumption, there's more to skimboarding, including dangers and precautions.

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Austin Keen: frontside air madness | Photo: LagunaSoCal

Austin Keen has been enjoying a busy schedule in the pre-season, including a fun skim trip to Bali, in Indonesia.

In less than two months, Austin Keen has done almost everything to prepare for the 2016 United Skim Tour. Wakesurfing, riding warm barrels, training until sunset, skurfing, getting injured, jumping over human bodies, and inventing new skimming tricks with a Frisbee.

For many, he's the one who is pushing the sport forward, in a make-or-break time for skimboarding. Keen is clearly focused on highlighting new angles and maneuvers, while blending a free surfing agenda with the competitive calendar.

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Daniel Prieß: one of the most dedicated ambassadors of flatland skimboarding | Photo: Lennard Hilker/Nordic Lens Photography

Uncooked, real and striking. Daniel Prieß, one of the most talented riders of the flatland skimboarding scene, has released his "Raw Files," a collection of action sequences that didn't make into "Brotherhood."

At 24, Prieß - or Priess - has a large canvas to work with. The German skimboarder from Scharbeutz is constantly traveling the world with his board. And he never forgets to bring the video camera.

In "Brotherhood," flatland skimming's most important film of the decade, Prieß, Friedrich Flüh, and friends showed why they don't need oceans and waves to elevate the sport. Additionally, the "Raw Files" prove that "flatlanders" are keeping the skimboarding spirit intact and alive.

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