Big Wave Surfing On A Skimboard

A skim­board is sim­i­lar to a surf­board but it’s small­er, sig­nif­i­cant­ly less buoy­ant, and does not have fins. Used to “skim” on the thin wash of waves that have bro­ken and rushed onto the beach, a skim­board is nev­er used to surf.

That is until Brad Domke came along.

Large over­head bar­rels are scary enough when rid­ing a full-sized surf­board that has been care­ful­ly engi­neered to take on these behe­moth waves. Brad Domke charges into these mon­sters with noth­ing more than a fin­less skim­board under his feet.

No mod­i­fi­ca­tions have been made to his board. There are no fins, and very lit­tle rocker.

Watch this video of Domke huck­ing him­self through some mas­sive waves and ask your­self; is he surf­ing, skim­board­ing, or cre­at­ing an entire­ly new sport?