We had a chance to ask Sacramento skimboarder Nathaniel Sher some questions for a rider profile.
Where are you from?
How long have you been skimming?
Where do you skim normally?
Ashton, Estates, Discovery, Paradise, Bannister and Rio Linda.
Who do you skim with?
Mike Finneran, Alex Larivee, Steven Taylor, Derek Popple, James Arbios, Hunter Hill and occasionally Brian Kniveton, Brent Lippincot and Ryan Newby.
What is your favorite skim spot?
The farthest so far is Santa Cruz, CA.
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Hoping to get up to Washington this summer for the DB comps and maybe the Virgin River!
What board(s) do you ride?
DB proto space plank.
Do you compete?
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
And what are some of your contest highlights?
Watching Alex Larivee bail…hard.
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
What other board sports do you partake in?
What skimboarding goals do you have?
Place in DB AM this summer.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
Even in the short time I’ve been riding, the sport has progressed an insane amount.
With the sport growing so much internationally I’m sure there will be some major media coverage soon.
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
the Sacramento Kayotics team, the DB team, Adam Balaam, Alex Larivee
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Blake Zimmerman and Adrien Raza.
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
Flat box, guitar and a cell phone.
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
Just love the sport.
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
Last words? Shout outs?