Thomas D’Anieri is from Wellesley, Massachusetts and loves skimboarding. Read more about him…
How long have you been skimming?
Where do you skim normally?
Morses Pond, Cole Road Beach
Who do you skim with?
Whoever’s at the beach, problem is most of the time they sit down and cheer because Massahcusetts isn’t a high quality skim scene, and I have to let them use my board to get them skimming again
What is your favorite skim spot?
Cole Road Beach on one of those mid tides where the water doesn’t empty out from the river and you got a great place for a rail
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
Cape Cod, Connecticut
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Washington, BC, Sacramento and Texas
What board(s) do you ride?
DB Skimboards small flex proto with custom Thomas pro foam
Do you compete?
If there were any east coast comps, I would, but no
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
What other board sports do you partake in?
Wakeboarding, Snowboarding and Longboarding
What skimboarding goals do you have?
To land a 720 shuv it, win a big comp like skimfest or dash point, hold the world record for worlds longest skim grind
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
Blake Zimmerman, Kyle Lynch, Emile Panerio, Lon Porteous, Adrien Raza, Matt Taylor, Mike Louie
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Adrien Raza, Blake Zimmerman, Lynch is always pushing it, whoever makes the rails for skimfest, anyone doing flip tricks
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
Up flat up flat hinge rail, buddy, nutrients (bai and nana’s fudge meltaways J )
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
Both, primarily flatland though
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
Last words? Shout outs?
Thanks to Matt for giving me this profile, thanks to Jack Loomis who let me ride his skimboard for the first time when I was 6 and teaching me to ollie, thanks to whoever is in ‘a day of skimmin’ on youtube for making the first video I ever saw with rails, and thanks to whoever in my family is willing to film me.