Brad Domke called us up a couple of weeks ago psyching on some swell that was supposed to hit Puerto Escondido, or something… He needed some help getting there to ride beasts on a finless board like no one else on earth can. Given that Domke has been our boy for over a decade now and that he tends to deliver, we were happy to help him make the trip.
Little did we know he would catch hands down the biggest wave ever ridden on a skimboard… but he did.
And here is the video you have been waiting for.
After seeing some images of the wave we suggested that maybe it was time to get himself a vest, to which he responded: “I actually have my own theory about that… I think I swim better than I float, and being able to dive deeper helps me get out of sketchy situations”. Well, he better do something cause swimming around Puerto on the swell of the year with no fins, no leash, and no board, is no joke. That’s something Brad knows better than anyone adding “Puerto is the heaviest place I have ever ridden” and “it was hectic, I almost drowned, we even rolled the ski a few times…”.
Glad you pulled it Brad. Stay safe.
(video/edit: Dylan Palmer)
BRAD DOMKE PRO MODEL SKIMBOARD
Are you wondering what board Brad is riding in the video? Just his standard pro model Exile… (we can make it in the color-way he is riding in the video, just ask!)