Shorebreak: The Evolution of Skimboarding

Skimboarding is making a comeback from behind. After years of semi-obscurity, skimming is conquering new enthusiasts and spreading its influence in the wave sports industry.

"Shorebreak: The Evolution of Skimboarding" is probably the most important movie ever in the history of the sport.

Anthony Liuzzi, the directory behind the documentary, traveled with the pros and visited the most remote skimboarding communities.

The filmmaker wanted to capture the essence and soul of skimboarding, from the early roots to the next big thing and mainstream status.

How was it back when the first skimboards hit the water, and how materials and tricks have changed since then.

The movie features the industry masters: Ted Haines (Victoria Skimboards), Bill and George Bryan, Paul Wade (Grape Skimboards), Amber Cottle, Bob Smetts (Zap Skimboards), Aaron Peluso (Exile Skimboards), Jason Wilson (Alley Oop Skimboards), Blair Conklin, David Sterman, Austin Keen, Harry Wilson (Skim USA), Steve Boomhower, Emanuel Embaixador, and many more.

Skimboarding has evolved so much that, today, it actually challenges surfing. Riding waves, pulling airs, and landing alley-oops are tricks that are now part of the skimmers' dictionary.

Skimboarders start on firm land; they slide across the sand and negotiate the incoming shore break under heavy barrels.

"Shorebreak: The Evolution of Skimboarding" will tell us why this water sport should join the International Surfing Association. Not tomorrow but today.

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