Skimguru Sessions: Episode #1: SHHH Skimboards Test Day

The new “Skimguru sessions” is a video series featuring Skimguru team riders Adrien Raza, Lisa van Leeuwen, Semjon Szillat, Max van Leeuwen and more.

In this installment Adrien, Max, Mees and Arjan made a trip to Renesse to ride the perfect spot and test out the new prototype board of SHHH Skimboards. It’s always great to see riders testing out equipment and we look forward to seeing more product test videos from the crew over at SkimGuru!

Filming by: Pauline Klieber
Music: Pheonix – Rome


Flatland Magazine 2014 Photo Annual



Welcome to the 2014 Flatland Magazine Photo Annual.

It has been a super busy summer. We were only planning on doing mini magazine issues on, but due to countless requests for an actual magazine edition, we pulled this photo edition together for all of you.

This issue features the best of the best skimboarding photos from the European Skimboard- ing Cup, adventures with the Goon crew from Sacramento, California, and a plethora of photos from the Pacific Northwest. Thank you to all of the riders, writers, photographers, designers and advertisers who contributed to this issue.

To make sure everyone can enjoy the magazine we have multiple ways to view it. You can view the magazine on our site here:

View the magazine on our website

You can view the whole magazine on ISSU below or by clicking here and/or viewing below:

And if you want to view it offline on your tablet, phone, computer or even print it you can download a PDF by clicking this link:

Download PDF version of Flatland Magazine

You can also order your very own physical print issue by CLICKING HERE.

Thanks to all of the advertisers: Seventyone Skimboards, Nextar Sunglasses, OXS Skimboards, DB Skimboards, Zed Skimboards, Goon Media, BeachBreakers Skim Crew, Northwest Riders, EqualMotion and KonarPro.

Once again thanks to everyone for all of the help and stoke!

– Matt McDonald, editor

Skimboarding Is The New Black

Skimboarding Is The New Black - Story by Kelli Bean on

Photo by Fabiana Badie of Casey Kiernan, our 2014 SkimUSA and United Skim Tour Womens Pro Champion!

Recently I met the editor of The Mermaid Society, an Australian website for girls of the sea. Sally Mac found the Skim Mermaids Community on Instagram and asked me if I would like to become a contributor, with the desire of incorporating skimboarding into the mix.

Some of the site’s goals are to make it a high level, highly respected go-to site for all things women’s beach sports and culture. A forum of opinion pieces and reviews from women around the world, as well as promoting talented athletes, artists, musicians and academics.

Of course I couldn’t resist and from our conversations, Skimboarding Is The New Black manifested. I am looking forward to seeing where our collaboration takes us, in the meantime I hope my introduction story proves educational for those new to the sport and everyone is feeling represented.

Kelli Bean