The Biggest Wave Ever Ridden On A Skimboard

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

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!)


16 Responses to The Biggest Wave Ever Ridden On A Skimboard

  1. Zu Nunes July 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm #


  2. David Levin July 12, 2014 at 8:12 pm #


  3. David Anthony Lanzillo July 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    Soo sick!

  4. Jack Mckay July 12, 2014 at 11:29 pm #


  5. Blake Smalling July 13, 2014 at 2:19 am #

    How the hell do you get on swells like that on a skim board?

  6. Jerald Aguilar July 13, 2014 at 2:48 am #

    the best !

  7. Sue Browne July 13, 2014 at 3:29 am #


  8. Sue Browne July 13, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    Thats a shore break?…..wat the

  9. Damien Kent July 13, 2014 at 6:39 am #

    No, not a shore break, and with the help of a jet ski. … Questions answered. ..

  10. Kirby Kines July 13, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    a shore breaker?

  11. Ken Carver July 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    I lived in Huatulco for 3 years, just south of there, and never saw a wave that large in Puerto breaks more like pipeline

  12. Rikardo Borges July 14, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    what name of the music my friends?

  13. Tyson Arbuthnot July 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    You can see the jet ski just over the shoulder as he takes off, so looks like he got towed in.

  14. Blake Smalling July 17, 2014 at 3:41 am #

    Tyson Arbuthnot So what do you do, wait for the wave and stand up like youre on a surf board?

  15. Bobby Bez September 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    You get towed into it..with lots of tenique added. Just absolutely amazing to seen done on a skimboard! Badazz!!


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