Isaac Thomas is 25-year old a skimboarder from Tacoma Washington who has been skimboarding for 10 years now this summer. We asked him or standard set of questions and combined it with photos 25 photos from EqualMotion.com. Enjoy!
Where do you skim normally?
Dash Point State Park, Dumas Bay, Chambers Creek
Who do you skim with?
DB Skim Team- Tony, Tim, Emile, Blake, Jason, Richard, Bryce, Logan, Tim P., Oliver, etc., YoungLife dudes, Kent dudes, Skim2Live Team, Sac Crew, Canadians, skim campers, my dogs Austin and Wilbur, this handsome dude named Matt McDonald, and whoever else is chilling at the beach.
What is your favorite skim spot?
Hands down, BELLINGHAM BAY!!!
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
Sacramento CA, Cypress TX, St. George UT, Vancouver Island CAN, Vancouver CAN, Whiterock CAN, Hawaii, Oregon coast, all over Washington (Alki Beach, Whidbey Island, Jetty Island, Birch Bay, Ocean Shores, Long Beach, Discovery Park, the list goes on…)
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines, Germany, France, Mexico, Florida, New York, Michigan, New Jersey, and wherever else I haven’t been. I love to skim new places!!!!
What board(s) do you ride?
Thomas Pro baby!!! I heard it was designed by NASA.
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
Definitely flatland and wave skim whenever I can. I love skimming waves!!!! Just not too many waves around here where I live…
Do you compete?
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
Too many to list
And what are some of your contest highlights?
Any time I get to compete with dudes that are pushing the sport and anytime I get to travel to compete
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
DB Skimboards!!!!! Northwest Riders Clothing Company!!!!! Looking for more…
What other board sports do you partake in?
Skateboarding, snowboarding, longboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, techdecking, snowskating, indoboarding, etc…
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
Hmmm… Not sure but I think about this question all the time haha. Either way, it’s fun to do and that’s all that matters.
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
SO MANY!!! Noah Lane, John Minns, Matt Ratoni, Yuri Choufour, Tim Ladner, Kyle Lynch, Richard Docter, Tony Saddler, Tim Mackey, Bryce Hermansen, Emile Panerio, DB Skim Campers, my brothers Josiah and Seth Thomas.
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Kyle Lynch, Tim Ladner, Blake Zimmerman, Tony Saddler, Emile Panerio, Logan Davidson, Adrien Raza, Daniel Prieß.
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
My wife, my dogs, a hammock
What makes you happy?
If everyone rode a skimboard would the world be a better place?
No way! Beaches would be WAY TOO crowded hahaha. But if everyone had the mindset of someone that skimboarded then I think the world would be a better place.
What skimboarding goals do you have?
Skimboard in as many new places as possible, meet new skimmers and make new friends,
spread the stoke!!!
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
Last words? Shout outs?
Yo, yo, yo hommies… Just wanna shout out to ma boys Austin and Wilbur. They be da best doggies in da world! And I wanna shout out to my boy / exbunkbuddy / Barba / Tonedisel / Tonedef / Tony Saddler, you gots da skillz to pay da billz yo! Hommies Ryan, Carey, Nick, and da rest of da Skim2Live crew, you da nicest dudes I evers chilled wit know what I’m sayin!!! Lynch and Ladner you dudes are raw talent in a bottle yo. Blakely Z you cray cray. Emile, listening to Learning Team always puts me in a good mood. Jason and Andrew you so funny!!!! Greg and Zach at NWR… mental hugfest And to my DB Family, don’t forget ya roots. Word!