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One of my best homeys and TMZ videographer, “Break a Story Yori” went to “The Wedge” in Newport Beach and filmed 3x Skimboarding World Champion Paulo Prietto.
Paulo, who has been Skimboarding in various beaches along Laguna and Orange County areas since he was 7 years old. Is now not only a champion but regarded as one of the best Skimboarders EVER!!!!
SO why is this a big deal? Because Paulo Prietto is not making millions of dollars like his other Action Sports Champion counter parts. Prietto who rides for Exile Skimboards and has his own Pro Model should be skimboarding for his full time gig. But dude slangs Houses in the recession. Why you ask?
Skimboarding is not widely recognized as Surfing or Skateboarding. In competitions for Pro Skating and Surfing the winners can take home Hundreds of Thousands of dollars… I’m not even sure if there is even money taken home from Skimming Comps. Nonetheless Paulo Prietto is super sick and he should be getting paid big bucks for his super skim skillz.
Will Skimboarding ever be as popular as Surfing? Time will only tell. Hey, Ping Pong almost caught up to Tennis in the 70′s.
FYI: I’ve been told that Paulo now has some pretty major Industry biz goin down in the works.
So keep your eye out… and don’t miss his wave!