Exile Skimboards: Brad Domke’s Puerto Platter

What can we say about professional skimboarder and Exile Skimboards team Brad Domke that hasn’t already been said? Seriously dude shreds on a skimboard and is pushing the possibilities of what can be done on a skimboard to a whole new level. But you already new that…anyways enjoy this new edit from Exile Skimboards!

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In the summer of 2014 Brad Domke travelled to Puerto Escondido and rode the largest wave ever ridden on a skimboard. While waiting for the most mind bending wave of the year to show up, he also had some fun on his skim and surfboard around town. Check out this edit by Dylan Palmer of the two week trip including some alternate and aerial shots of what we think was one the most ground breaking rides of the decade.

Visit Exile Skimboards to pick up your own shred stick today!

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Flatland Magazine 2014 Photo Annual

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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 SkimMagazine.com, 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 FlatlandMag.com

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

Conspiracy Skimboards Beach Party Skim Jam

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Conspiracy Skimboards threw a Beach Party Skim Jam in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada last weekend. Some standouts from the skim jam were Logan Davidson and Devin Poulton. The event was not a contest and was low key skim jam and it was 100% free. Skimboarders traveled from Kelowna, Vancouver Island and Washington state.

Big Thanks to everyone who came out the Beach Party!

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2014 DB Pro/AM Skimboarding Edit

Here’s the skimboarding video edit of the 2014 DB Pro/AM by EqualMotion. This video features the music of Zion I and the song Coastin. You can watch Zion I perform the song live here.

The 2014 DB Skimboards Pro/AM took place on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Dash Point, in Federal Way, Washington. To the surprise of no one Isaac Thomas took the pro division win again with his brother Josiah Thomas taking first in the amateur division. Bree Staab won the women’s division and Reed Shumpert won the amateur division.

Outside of the standings there was a ton of solid tricks landed by the likes of Devin Poulton and his madonna and Cardo Vega and the benihana. Adam Ballaam took 2nd in the pro division and although he didn’t have as many clean landings as Isaac, Adam put on one hell of a show. Cody Mauer from Utah also stood out by going big and landing a ton of tricks. Ruei Chiu from Taiwan also competed, so the contest had an international presence outside of the United States and Canada, which is always great to see.

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View all the photos from the contest here.

2014 DB Pro/AM skimboarding contest photos and results

The 2014 DB Skimboards Pro/AM took place on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Dash Point, in Federal Way, Washington. To the surprise of no one Isaac Thomas took the pro division win again with his brother Josiah Thomas taking first in the amateur division. Bree Staab won the women’s division and Reed Shumpert won the amateur division.

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Outside of the standings there was a ton of solid tricks landed by the likes of Devin Poulton and his madonna and Cardo Vega and the benihana. Adam Ballaam took 2nd in the pro division and although he didn’t have as many clean landings as Isaac, Adam put on one hell of a show. Cody Mauer from Utah also stood out by going big and landing a ton of tricks. Ruei Chiu from Taiwan also competed, so the contest had an international presence outside of the United States and Canada, which is always great to see.

We’re working on the our video edit of the contest, so you can relive the 2014 DB Pro/AM for youself. In the meantime, take a look at all the photos by Matt McDonald / EqualMotion.com below.

Pro Results:
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1. Isaac Thomas
2. Adam Balaam
3. Cody Mauer

Am Results:
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2. Scott Bishop
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2. Mariah Campbell

U-16 Results:
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2. Luke Reinschmidt
3. Tysen Williams

*** High-resolution copies of each photo are available at $5 per photo. If you would like a high-resolution photo for prints or commercial use please email us at: editor@skimmagazine.com. Also, if you are going to take any of these photos and put them on your Instagram account or Facebook please link back to this article and give credit to @equalmotion for the photos. A lot of free work goes into covering these contests and we would like to keep doing it!

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Flatland Magazine: DB European Skim Tour – Germany

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This is final installment of the Flatland Magazine mini series about the DB Skimboards European Tour featuring the team’s time spent in Germany. We stayed in Germany longer than the previous stops in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, so this story has more photos and a much longer video.

Photos, video and words by Matt McDonald | EqualMotion.com

You can see the first four parts of this series here:
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Denmark
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We drove from the Netherlands to Germany and finally arrived at Friedich’s house in Scharbeutz, Germany. We were greeted by Annette and Michael Friedrich’s parents for a great home made meal. A home cooked meal after being on the road is truly priceless.

We explored the surrounding area a bit and some of the guys worked on ideas for setups for the Suprememsurf skim demo.

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Also, a big thanks to RailWerx for sponsoring this travel issue of Flatland Magazine! Checkout their ad below and make sure to go to RailWerx.com to pick up a new rail today!
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After dinner we partook in some recreational beer drinking featuring flip cup and flunky ball and Freddy showed off his beer opening skills (watch the end of the video for that).

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The next morning neighbors were talking about the english words that echoed throughout the small village of Scharbeutz until 3am. We may have reinforced the stereotype of loud Americans even though three of us were from Europe.

The next morning we woke up and headed to the unbelievably crowded beaches of Scharbeutz on the Baltic Sea. Unfortunately the wind/tides were not in our favor, so we were only able to sesh a small rail, but we made the best of it. Even if conditions are damn-near horrible you can still have a good time on the beach with a skimboard and that’s one of the things that makes skimboarding so much fun. While some of the team skimmed some of the guys disappeared for a champagne boat ride, which made for interesting stories and proved that dbaggery is an international sensation. They ended up swimming back to shore from the boat.

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While hanging out on the beach and doing a little bit of filming a middle-aged, overweight man in a speedo asked me to not shoot video due to “privacy”. I fully understood his complaint that he didn’t want to be in a video. I then explained to him I would not put him in the video because no one wants to see a middle-aged, overweight man in a speedo. Our friendship ended pretty much right there and any concept of saving face with him ended. After reviewing the video later that evening I realized I lied because it was impossible not to have a middle-aged, overweight man in a speedo because they were everywhere on the beach that day.

We stayed another night in Germany and then headed north to Sweden to meetup with Jonathan Strömberg and the swedish skimboarders for a demo at the Hallifornia festival. Before we got on the ferry we seshed in Fehmarn for a little while.

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At this point we traveled to Sweden (Read about it here and watch the video below) and made a stop in Denmark (Read about it here and watch the video below).

Video from our stay in Sweden…

While we were on our way back to Germany from Denmark someone broke into our van. That created a fair amount of chaos due to stolen passports and driving a van with a broken window and the only skimboarding we did in Denmark your can see below.

And then we took a ferry back to Germany…

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We made it back to Germany, where we stayed at Daniel Priel’s parent’s house, so we had time to swap out the van and for some of the guys to get new passports.

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After that we headed to Hamburg, Germany where Daniel goes to school and we crashed at his place for a few days. While we were there we ate a ton of kebab (oh, how I miss the kebab), checked out the red light district (except for Logan who conquered peer pressure) and we checked out the Beatles Square/Plaza since Hamburg is where the Beatles regularly performed during the early 60s.

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While we were there Daniel took us to one of the local beaches that was one of the muddiest skim spots I have ever been to. The spot featured two shipwrecks and was right on a deep water channel where large cargo ships would come in and out. It was a pretty fun spot to skim and a great place to capture photos and video at.

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We got a new van and everyone had their passports once again, so it was time to head to Warnemünde, which is part of Rostock, Germany for the Suprememsurf skim demo.

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Supremesurf built some epic rails that we created the specs for, but due to the skim spots we couldn’t ride everything. People had discussed building a giant skim pit, but unfortunatly when we got to the beach there was no skim pit and the conditions were very similar to Scharbeutz. It was barely skimable. We dug out a skim pit of our own that could handle some of the smaller features. Crowds gathered around us to watch all the action. The local news even showed up and filmed some of the demo and interviewed Friedrich and Blake. At the end of the day we had spread skim to more than a thousand people on the beach and even more through the German television station. It was a good day.

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After the demo we traveled to Poland for the Polish Skimboarding Open (read about it here) for one of the best skimboarding contests I have ever experienced.

The day after the contest we said our goodbyes and flew to Germany where we had to sleep in the airport.

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Upon boarding that plane our trip was officially over. Overall the trip through Europe was amazing. We met a ton of skimboarders and had the opportunity to witness the different skim scenes in person. Never in my wildest dreams when I started skimboarding in 1996 did I think I would go on a skim tour through Europe in 2013. Thanks to DB Skimboards and Daniel Priel, Friedrich Fluh, Adiren Raza, Richard Doctor, Adam Balaam, Dallas Kingsburry, Logan Davidson and Blake Zimmerman for letting me document their travels through Europe.

And thank you for reading and watching. Until next time skimboarders.

2GNAR skim-zine

Enjoy the first issue of 2GNAR SKIM-ZINE. This project was started in January 2013. It features the progression of Flatland Skimboarding , Originally this project was made for print. It was finished in December 2013 with a few limited printed copy's. 2GNAR skim-zine has now skimmed its way onto the interwebs. ENJOY issue 1 of 2GNAR skim-zine.

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Getting the skimboarding shot with Luke Forgay

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Q. How often do you take photos?
A. I try to take photos as often as i can whether its getting artsy in little waves or doing cool photoshoots of my friends skating. Always trying to think of a new angle to shoot.

Q. Where do you live?
A. I live in Anaheim Hills, CA

Q. Where’s your favorite place to take photos?
A. My favorite place to take photos is at the Wedge in Newport Beach and the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii. It just something about that places that make a shot so much more rewarding.

Q. Where can people see more of your photography?
A. You guys could either go to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lukeforgayphoto or on instagram @LukeForgay im always on my instagram so thats were all the new stuff is.

Q. When and where did you get the photo of Paulo?
A. I got this photo of Paulo last fall. I think in October at the Wedge, Newport Beach. It was pretty flat when I showed up before sunrise and as soon as the sun arose over the hills it turned on, solid offshore winds with a good size swell and it was on.

Q. What advice would you give to aspiring skimboarding photographers?
A. Make sure you enjoy what you’re doing, always try to shoot in new ways, never be scared to fail and if your shooting in the water, hang it out there!

BeachBreakers: Skimlife Episodes 2014 | Intro Teaser

The Beachbreakers Skim Crew will officially be doing a series of videos entitled ‘SKIMLIFE EPISODES’ throughout this years season featuring Friedrich Flüh, Daniel Prieß, Bengt Graper, Toni Korthals and Grom Lennart Hilker.

We all want you to be a part of this so follow us on our blog!

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Thanks to our sponsors DB Skimboa
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Series brought to you by LION FIGHTER Productions, Nordic Lens Photography and binsurfen
Music: Sebastian Tellier

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Leandro Azevedo wins the 2014 UST World Cup in Sununga, Brazil.

The 2014 United Skim Tour (UST) season is underway. The first stage has been successfully concluded in the warm sands of Sununga.

The level of riding, wave quality, and atmosphere could not have been much better. Skimboarding is definitely growing, and organization plays an important role in the process.

Leandro Azevedo, a local star, and Blair Conklin, from sunshine California, battled it out, catching in and out barrel after barrel in the final.

The scores were close with Leandro edging out Blair to take the win at his local beach. The Brazilian rider posted a perfect 10 wave during competition.

The 2014 United Skim Tour will now travel to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for the Cabo Clasico.

More photos (like the one below) and words from Sununga day 1 and 2 at SkimOnline.com here.

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And make sure to become a fan of the United Skim Tour on Facebook for more news and media.

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