What’s your name?
Alex de la Fuente
Where are you from?
How old are you?
How long have you been skimming?
I’ve only been doing flatland for about a year, but I’ve known how to skimboard for a pretty long while.
Where do you skim normally?
The beautiful beaches of Galveston
Who do you skim with?
Bobby Jacobs, my brother Jonny, and anyone else who wants to come
What is your favorite skim spot?
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
Washington and Florida
Where do you want to travel to skim?
I really want to take a trip to Yuba and Sacramento, those guys are sick
What board(s) do you ride?
Do you compete?
Whenever I can
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
Skim2Live Skim Jam ’09
And what are some of your contest highlights?
1st in the Skim Jam
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
Yeah, there’s this pretty cool clothing company called Logo Clothing. They treat me pretty good.
What other board sports do you partake in?
I skateboard every now and then
What skimboarding goals do you have?
I wanna get down a kickflip
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
Big places… big big places…
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
The DB guys are really the first image of flatland skimboarding that I really ever saw. But now I’m trying to take after just about every skimboarder and every unique style. Bobby and I are always pushing each other to go farther
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Logan Davidson, Issac Thomas, John Minns, and all the Cali guys
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
A tv, a power generator, and the movie Fight Club
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
I’d tell anyone who is trying to get noticed to just flat out stop trying. If you’re really mixin’ it up your own way and just having fun shaping your skills, you’ll get noticed before you know it. Skimboarding’s a community sport, people like to witness your accomplishments and want to help you succeed.
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
Flatland. Not enough waves in Galveston to try.
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
Just super clean bigspins. Those just get me every time…