We had the opportunity to shoot off some questions to DB Skimboards rider Tommy Jacobson from NSW, Australia. Enjoy.
What’s your name?
Where are you from?
Murrumbateman, NSW, Australia
How old are you?
How long have you been skimming?
I first rode a skimboard when I was a grommet, around 13 years old for a couple days at Daytona Beach in Florida. Then a few years after moving back to Australia I got a skimboard and I was around 16 years old, and skimmed ever since.
Where do you skim normally?
I skim at a few spots that are not far from my house, also Canberra and along the east coast.
Who do you skim with?
I ride solo most of the time.
What is your favorite skim spot?
Bimbi Beach in Canberra
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
I have been to several places around Victoria and Queensland but mostly travel around New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Indo, Bali, Philippines, America, Canada, some other places will surely be added to the list soon.
What board(s) do you ride?
Do you compete?
Nah I don’t compete, free riding is what I’m passionate about.
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
DB Skimboards, Ocean & Earth, EOS, I Ride Sideways, Adrenalin Boardstore and Indo balance boards.
What other board sports do you partake in?
Surfing, Snowboarding, Longboarding.
What skimboarding goals do you have?
I have another video coming next year and the rest of my plans are a surprise.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
Hopefully to some big places as the sport keeps getting more popular.
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
Surprisingly the people that influenced me are not skimboarders, but surfers. Julian Wilson, Dane Reynolds and Rob Machado are incredible surfers and the way they approach their sport is something to aspire
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
All of the DB crew and all the grommets out there.
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
Hammock, case of red bull, and a surfboard if there’s waves
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
To just be yourself, find your own style, have fun, respect others, and get amongst the skim scene, and enjoy the skimboarding lifestyle.
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
When I’m at the coast I wave skim as much as I can, but living inland flatland takes priority.
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
Don’t really have a favorite trick, it seems to change every session.
Last words? Shout outs?
Thanks to everyone that has supports me. My family, my girlfriend, friends and sponsors, also thanks Matt for the rider profile.