We got the opportunity to ask Northwest skimboarder Marty Ferguson some questions. Make sure to check out LakeSide Skim.
What’s your name?
Where are you from?
How old are you?
October 10, 1985
How long have you been skimming?
Where do you skim normally?
Howarth Park, Everett
Who do you skim with?
Usually just show up wherever, and ride with whoever, if i can I ride with Riley, Corey, James, oh ya and Brandi if I am lucky.
How is skimboarding at Howarth Park in Everett?
Howarth park is a sick spot, you got what you need it your love fresh water streams with a nice slow flow, soft sand, no rocks or shells. Or if your into like the salt water you got a nice sand bar when the tides right.
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
Bellingham Bay, Birch Bay, Dash point, The Cove in Monroe, Seaside, and Cannon Beach.
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Vancover, Sacramento, Australia.
What board(s) do you ride?
I ride a Kayotics OG large, and if its super shallow then an OG small.
Do you compete?
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
DB PRO/AM, and The Puget Sound Throw Down
And what are some of your contest highlights?
TBA summer 09′
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
LS Skim, and I am a Board Rep. for Kayotics (Seattle) so get at me if you need a new board.
What other board sports do you partake in?
What skimboarding goals do you have?
I want to ride in the Canadian open, SkimFest, host more events, and start skimboarding camps in the Everett area.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
Since i bought my first board the sport has progressed and spread fast, cant tell how long this
momentum will last but i love it and dont see it slowing down anytime soon. Before I die I hope to see skimboarding in the x games, and by that point my kids will laugh when i try and explain to them how skimboarding was when i was doing it.
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
John Minns. in the words of DJ Khaled, started off local, now is global. the riders in the
Vancouver and White Rock area are constantly pushing the sport and spreading the stoke.
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Minns, Lynch, Isaac, Bryce, the DR, and SkimLouie.
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
Duck tape, banana, and vaseline, but if that was already their then I would just go with a magnify glass, $5 foot longs, and some close homies
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
Skim as often as you can, dont let school or work let you miss the good tides, get some media of yourself having fun in the sun, network with other skimboarders, and dream big about your passions in life, make memories, and have fun doing it! and get at me with some pics
to put up on the LS skim blog, send that stuff to email@example.com ya smell me!!