We got the opportunity to talk with Pro skimboarder and Zap team rider Jason Wilson.
What’s your name?
Where are you from?
Dewey Beach, DE
How old are you?
How long have you been skimming?
Where do you skim normally?
South Side, Cabo, Solag, Wedge, Eleuthera.
Who do you skim with?
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
Bahamas, Japan, Chile, Portugal.
Where do you want to travel to skim?
That spot with the really long point break liner.
What board(s) do you ride?
The Dready Bear, The Zach Fish, and The Hugo Santos.
Do you compete?
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
And what are some of your contest highlights?
Winning the OBX Contest and the Skim USA tour a couple years ago. I got 4th in Santa Cruz one year. That was fun!
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
Zap, Alley-Oop, & Freak!
What other board sports do you partake in?
Grinchin, Surfing, Sk8in, and Snowboarding whenever the opportunity arises.
What skimboarding goals do you have?
I just want to ride new places and help move skimboarding forward.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
New spots, New people, Flip tricks, & Wonder kids! (Domkey & Sammy)
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
Kaiser, Bza, Geo, Vav, Connor, Shuster.
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Domkey, Paulo, Rothe, Beak, Mo, Geo, Corey Ryan, Jaime. Lots of dudes are killin it!
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
A boat, A girl, and lots of supplies….
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
Have fun, be yourself, and focus.
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