The series featuring European riders goes on, here is a profile of German skimboarder Daniel Prieß by Leo van Gemmern, more to come!
Where are you from?
I’m from Scharbeutz, Baltic Sea, Germany
How old are you?
I’m 21 years old
How long have you been skimming?
I have been skimboarding for the past 4 or 5 summers.
Where do you skim normally?
Who do you skim with?
My bros Friedrich Flüh, Bengt Graper, Toni Korthals ‘BeachBreakers Skim Crew’ Scharbeutz Locals go harder!
What is your favorite skim spot?
There’s no place like home! – Homespot
Where do you want to travel to skim?
I wanna go check out places that haven’t been skimmed before but I also wanna keep coming back to places I love to skim at.
What board do you ride?
DB Standard Proto in L / Best board ever.
Do you compete?
Yes I do.
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
Boot Indoor Skimjam and Polish Skimboarding Open several times since 2010 also comps in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain… Skimboarding has taken me to a lot of great places.
And what are some of your contest highlights?
3rd Place at PSO 2011 and 2nd at PSO last summer. Sickest skim seshes of my life!
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
Supremesurf.de, Fädd, Mountaintop Thanks for supporting me! I’ll be announcing a board sponsor for the upcoming season soon.
What other board sports do you partake in?
Skateboarding, Surfing aside from that I rather go skiing than snowboarding
What skimboarding goals do you have?
Going as big as I can. Doing tricks clean and with style. Filming Videoparts. Also promoting the sport by hopefully inspiring kids to pick up skimboarding for themselves. All that with always keeping skimboarding as much fun as possible.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
This sport has soooo much potential. There are tons of people out there that would be stoked on skimboarding, they just haven’t heard about it yet. National or international skimboarding leagues would be the best way to show these people how much fun skimboarding is. This would also bring together different skim scenes/communities…
I suppose tricks are gonna get more and more technical up to a certain point and the skill level will increase just like it has during the last years. Still style should matter the most.
Northern Tides – Daniel Prieß Skimboarding Short Film from Daniel Prieß on Vimeo.
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
‘Nice Pop’ changed my life.
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Everyone who has picked up a skimboard is pushing the sport!
The people or companies that are organizing comps, doing blogs, forums and all that like this here also have to be mentioned when it comes to pushing the sport.
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
My girl, guitar, Lipton Ice Tea Sparkling
What is the best advice you can give to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
Watch Skimboarding movies, learn tricks, land them clean with style, do trips but don’t be stressing about landing the gnarliest trick ever in front of a camera or taking top places at comps. In the end it’s all about having fun with your friends while doing it. Keeping this in mind you will see where it will take you!
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
Flatland! But if I get the chance I also like to catch some waves…
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
Depends, but I have to decide: bs 360 pop shuv-it because this trick is the most versatile to me
Last words? Shout outs?
Follow your dreams or the water!
Shout out to my family, my bros in BeachBreakersSkimCrew and WE NEED GUNS!, Supremesurf, Fädd, Benny and everyone at Inlandskimgermany, also all the polish guys especially Piotr for putting up the biggest&sickest comp every year, Horacio at Voodoo Skimboards, Jonathan and the Superswedes at SkimX and all the great riders overseas in America and anywhere else. Skimboarding Lives!
facebook.com/dpriess or facebook.com/beachbreakers