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"LIFE'S SHORT SO ENJOY THE SWEET LIFE WHILE YOU CAN"

Skimboarding is a popular beach sport, but not one that has attained worldwide popularity. Enter Perry Pruitt, a winner of skimboarding championships since before he was a teenager. With a classic beach boy look and an unparalleled bag of tricks, Perry aims to change the status of skimboarding, and spread its popularity around the globe. Those who have never witnessed the sport can see him executing sick tricks at the world’s most popular beaches. Through winning championships, inspiring fans, and starring in epic skimboarding vids, we can see that Perry Pruitt has the potential to change the sport entirely.

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An Early Start on the Outer Banks

Born and raised in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Perry Pruitt had ample opportunity to spend time on the beaches of Outer Banks. Watching skimboarders flex their skills on the many beaches of the Outer Banks was enough to peak Pruitt’s interest, and he was skimboarding in tournaments before he was a teenager. Inspired by a win in the Outer Banks Skim Jam when he was just 12 yrs old, Pruitt went on to win the OBX Skim Jam at age 16. When it was time to expand his skills, Pruitt relocated to the one place in the world known as the North Shore of Skimboarding, Laguna Beach.

Life in the Skimboarding Capital: Laguna Beach

Already a respected champion in the skimboarding community, Perry Pruitt set his sights on the city where the sport was invented, Laguna Beach. As one of the most popular beaches in California, Laguna Beach is a haven for beach sports, and the top destination in the world for skimboarding. Some of Perry’s most impressive videos are of his performances at the Vic in Laguna Beach and having fun pulling off tricks at Aliso Beach. For anyone who wants to witness some high-level skimboarding, Laguna Beach is arguably the greatest spot in the world.

  • Life in the Skimboarding Capital: Laguna Beach

    Already a respected champion in the skimboarding community, Perry Pruitt set his sights on the city where the sport was invented, Laguna Beach. As one of the most popular beaches in California, Laguna Beach is a haven for beach sports, and the top destination in the world for skimboarding. Some of Perry’s most impressive videos are of his performances at the Vic in Laguna Beach and having fun pulling off tricks at Aliso Beach. For anyone who wants to witness some high-level skimboarding, Laguna Beach is arguably the greatest spot in the world.

  • Drone Video

    Experimenting with a technology that few have had access to as of 2015, Perry Pruitt teamed up with Taylor Osborne to capture the art of skimboarding through the use of drones. Filmed from the sky, these action shots are unlike anything seen before. For example, as the drone glides along the coast, it shows a rotating view of the fans standing on the shoreline; any other way to capture a view would be impossible to pull off without the use of a drone. New and developing technology such as drone imagery can be a priceless tool when introducing the world to skimboarding.

  • Skimboarding Documentary: “Shorebreak”

    Filmmaker Anthony Luizzi is a supporter of the sport and wants to spread the word about skimboarding. Using legendary skimboarders like Perry Pruitt and Brad Domke, Liuzzi’s documentary “Shorebreak: The Evolution of Skimboarding” introduces the world to the sport of skimboarding. Believing that skimboarding doesn’t get the respect it deserves, the film addresses some of the controversial times that the sport was overlooked in comparison to other board sports. More than a stunt video, the documentary uses in-depth interviews with living legends to encourage others to support the sport of skimboarding.

  • Friends and Competitors

    From football to MMA, rivals are an important part of being an athlete. This is true for Perry Pruitt as well, since his childhood friend, Blair Conklin, is also a professional skimboarder. In Pruitt’s own words, the two grew up like family. That said, both are fierce competitors, and fans can expect neither athlete to hold back when they find themselves catching waves in the same tournaments, like Exile’s annual competition, Octoberfest 2015.

  • Top Instructor at OBX Skim Camps

    In his most direct effort to spread the joys of skimboarding to the next generation, Perry Pruitt took a gig as lead instructor at OBX Skim Camps. Located in his home turf at the Outer Banks, OBX Skim Camps was founded by two likeminded skimboarders who, like Pruitt, want to see their sport gain as much exposure as possible. Matt Preston and Watkins Holt were both highly-accomplished in the world of skimboarding when they founded OBX Skim Camps in 2013. Hosting beach sessions for anyone who wants to learn how take their skim skills to new heights; OBX Skim Camps offer 3-day camps where Perry, Watkins, Matt, and other pro skimboarders will hit the shoreline alongside the students.

  • OBX Skim Jam, 2015

    As one of the major contests on the United Skim Tour, Perry Pruitt returned to compete in the OBX Skim Jam in August of last year. When he won the contest at age 12, he was competing against other up and coming junior athletes. This time competing against numerous other pros in their prime, Perry Pruitt still pulled off a second place finish. This victory continued to mark his spot among the top five skimboarders on the United Skim Tour, and yielded some sweet new skimboarding videos that showcase his skills.

The Bright Future of Skimboarding

Using the tools of exposure, education, and inspiration, professional skimboarders like Pruitt strive to show the world that skimboarding is a legitimate sport, worthy of every bit as much respect as surfing. As videos of impressive tricks become increasingly available, new kids will be inspired to try the same moves as the pros like Pruitt or Domke. Driven by the diehard skimboarders on popular beaches like the Outer Shore on the East Coast, and Laguna Beach on the West, the skimboarding revolution is alive and growing rapidly towards a bright and shining future.