Check out Vancouver, BC skimmer and Kayotics rider Dylan Maranda.
What’s your name?
Where are you from?
How old are you?
16 years of age
How long have you been skimming?
Where do you skim normally?
Who do you skim with?
Pablo Corry, Cameron Bullen, Roberto, Trevor Gatto, Colby King, Byron Estey and all the SSK Boys
What is your favorite skim spot?
Spanish Banks for sure but east beach in White Rock is my second choice for sure
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
Tofino, Kelowna, and Seattle
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Hornby (Going Soon!), OZ, Sacremento and the philippines
What board(s) do you ride?
Kayotics OG Small or Mezzo
Do you compete?
Yes but it isn’t my vibe… I love to watch them though
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
Canadian Open, Chambers Creek Throwdown
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
Logo Clothing, Kayotics Skimboards
What other board sports do you partake in?
Longboarding, I try to skateboard but really can’t do it to save my life
What skimboarding goals do you have?
To really push the sport specifically the next generation and to get our skim group Sessions Skim Krew of the ground. They sort of walk hand in hand as our krews goal is to really push the riding and exposure of spanish banks and to promote the sport to the younger generation. also improve my skim photography.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
I would like to see it become something structured… maybe not so famous as something like skateboarding but for it to grow and to be recognized by the common person would be a good start! And more third party companies outside of brands and maybe some type of tour
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
Roberto Gonzales Milroy really influenced my skimming as well as all the Minns and Lynch photos that my little grom eyes could stare at. Dax Kenney as well from the Skull Skates team
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Industry wise I think that any third party company thats approching the sport from an unbiased perspective. Kyle Lynch specifically with the “Still Water Project” and Vagrant Mag, Tydle Mag all those guys.
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
Camera, Ipod dock stocked with songs and Pablo Corry… Maybe Cam if he could fit in my bag
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
Skim to have fun and GET LOTS OF MEDIA! also network… the more connections you have the better but never forget about the having fun part
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
Flatland but always wanted to try wave skimming
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
And type of grab variant
Last words? Shout outs?
Sessions Skim Krew rocks your socks.