Small waves make for skatepark like conditions for skimboarding. When the waves are often times too small to surf, I tend to have a lot more fun on my skimboard. You are not relying on the power of the wave for speed like you are in surfing, when skimboarding you can generate your own speed based on how fast you are able to run. This allows you to use the small waves as ramps like you would on a skateboard. Skylar Wilson, Sam Stinnett, and Blair Conklin skim a miniature wedge in South Laguna. Summer is finally here and we look forward to the good beach days ahead. We hope this video gets you stoked to get outdoors and enjoy some sand sliding at your favorite beach!
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Pro Skimboarder Travis Williams and others sending it at the Wedge
“Kalani” Premieres this Friday at Surf At Lisbon Festival.
For the past 3 years, filmmaker Nuno Dias has been busy capturing the life of one of the most enigmatic phenomenons of the Big wave Scene, Kalani Lattanzi.
Filmed in Nazaré and Rio de Janeiro, this documentary portrays Brazilian waterman Kalani Lattanzi’s route, all the way from his origins and first contact with the ocean in Brasil, to Nazaré in Portugal. Where ultimately, with his body alone, no fins or boards or jets, he faces the biggest waves in the world, in the most pure form of wave riding: bodysurf.
“Kalani – Gift from Heaven” also counts with the participation and testimonies of some of the biggest names in the big wave scene, that crossed or witnessed Kalani’s path, names like Garrett McNamara, Andrew Cotton, Ross Clarke-Jones, Hugo Vau, Maya Gabeira, Carlos Burle, Nic Von Rupp, Lucas Chumbo, David Langer, Tim Bonython, Tom Lowe, Dudu Pedra and João Zik.