4/7/11

Not a myth: kickflip in surf


Surf purists would say that skateboarding only appeared because surfers were so addicted to the ocean thrills that they needed to emulate surfing when the weather was bad or there were no waves to surf on. Truth is that in the beginning surfers were skaters and skaters were surfers. Nowadays, both extreme sports made separate ways. Skateboarding is more connected with an urban lifestyle and surfing, on the other hand, is rather linked to nature and to a more relaxed attitude towards life. Meanwhile, some kind of rivalry grew upon the two factions. However, the next video proves the contrary and that both sports can continue to influence each other in many aspects. Just watch a surfer performing the famous skateboarding kickflip trick in a surfboard. Like surfboarding and skating, talent and imagination have no boundaries.

TLDR: Like a youtube user commented: "the first skate style was surfing, so the last surf style should be skating".

23 comments:

  1. I've got a few friends that travel the coasts following storm patterns. They're pretty legit surfers and have mastered this skill. Pretty awesome to see in real life.

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  2. What!?!? That's nuts. I had no idea you could do that on a surf board. And as for skateing, I ride a longboatd and that is gravelly influenced by surfing.

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  3. That looks difficult. I always wanted to surf when I was a kid but never got the chance, and now I lost interest in trying =/

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  4. I've seen videos like this, totally mind blowing

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  5. Never seen that before. How many people can do that?

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  6. Id say its more luck then skill, but impressive nonetheless.

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  7. Wooow impressive! I'd love to surf but live nowhere near a beach D:

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  8. nice, bet that felt good to land.

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  9. Was always a skateboarder at heart. Nice vid.

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  10. Dear god.. I have a hard time landing kickflips myself but this.. THIS is just insane.

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  11. that was.. amazing! following

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  12. I didn't even know surfers could do that!!

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  13. great blog. i like surfing. i practice it in summer.
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  14. That's amazing, I wish I could do that! Or even just surf at all!

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  15. Holy shit, I didn't think that was possible. Let's see a 360 flip now.

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