How long have you been practicing your skill/trick for?
I started Skimboarding back in 2003, and over the years have gradually been refining my skills, performing in competitions and demonstrations throughout Victoria.How often do you train and what does it involve?
I head to the beach whenever I can, as most people in Melbourne know winter can get very chilly down at the beach which at times can be restricting. I skimboard practically every second day in summer, as it is one of the only sports I perform. The sport involves a lot of practice, technique and of course running so it definitely keeps you fit. Many obstacles can be incorporated into the sport including rails made from pvc pipe (as featured in the video) and anything else you can get your hands on at the beach.
What has been your greatest achievement involving your skill/trick?
My life has now become heavily involved with skimboarding, there’s a big community out there including international riders. My greatest achievement was winning the entire Frankston Skim Series in 09 and 010. I have also been able to hold lessons for people that were interested in the sport and made a skimboarding documentary which was featured at Melbourne’s Top Screen in 2009 and viewed by thousands of students.What will you do if you win the $5,000?
With the $5,000 I would purchase a new video camera and film skimboarding consistently throughout summer as one my main passions is video editing. Using the film shot from this upcoming summer I intend to create a dvd that will be distributed with skimboards and purchased individually from surf shop retailers, I love to promote the sport as it is getting bigger and bigger every year.