Zap team rider, Benji Lucas, gave us a few minutes of his time to chat about skimboarding.
What’s your name?
Where are you from?
How old are you?
How long have you been skimming?
Where do you skim normally?
Brevard County, FL
Who do you skim with?
Zack Hoag, Bryan Kienlen
What skim spots do you ride at?
Sebastian, Vilano, Venice
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
CA, Cabo, North Carolina, Dewey Beach and Massachusetts
Where do you want to travel to skim?
France, Portugal, and Australia
What board(s) do you ride?
3/4 Zap pro models
Do you compete?
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
Many. SkimUSA tour and UST stops.
And what are some of your contest highlights?
A few first places here and there.
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
Zap Skimboards, EPS, Nekton Surf Shop, and Hatfield
What other board sports do you partake in?
Skateboarding, Surfing, Trampoline boarding
What skimboarding goals do you have?
Partake in the sport for as long as physically possible and make it to a final on the UST.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
Big. We have a long and exciting way to go.
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
Brad Evers and Grady Archbold
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Paulo Prietto, Bradley Domke, Jaime Lovette, Brandon Sears and Brandon Rothe.
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
Pants, Music and Jessica Alba.
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
Have a respectful and optimistic attitude with everyone you meet and it will bring you success.