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etnies Skimboarder?

Mar 13 2009 / Friday

I just got this clip from our etnies Surf TM. And apparently we hook this guy up with some gear here and there. Now, I know what you're thinking... skimboarding? That's not surfing. Right... just watch how sick this guy is and then tell me he's not surfing.

This is etnies skimmer Paulo Prietto from Dana Point, Ca. and he's the best in the biz! Paulo is rad! And this clip is baffling!


71 Comments etnies Skimboarder?

  1. Sick. Some of those waves are heavy. Paulo is killing it.

    Nick
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  2. sick.

    way to go Etnies! really impressive to see a big company supporting a progressive sport like skimboarding

    Jesse
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  3. Yeah super sick that you guys are supporting the sport like Jesse said. Hope to see you guys support some more riders.

    Cameron
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  4. Right on! Paulo represeeentin! thanks etnies.

    erik
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  5. thats sickkk

    Alan
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  6. I'm telling you, he's not surfing.

    Jesus
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  7. Nice feature. Paulo is a great skimmer and a gives back to the skim community in tons of ways.

    Mike
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  8. Nice to see Etnies dipping their toes into skimboarding. Its an awesome sport that is almost completely unsupported by the major "surf" brands. Get him up on the team page!

    Aaron
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  9. Wow it's pretty epic to see Etnies support skimboarding. Skimboarders really support companies that support their sport. You should hook up more events.

    Karjavis
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  10. So sick!

    Kelly
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  11. Very cool to see a big company supporting skimming!
    And you couldn't have picked a better rider to showcase!

    right on paulo, and right on etnies!

    Andy
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  12. Paulo is sick!!!!!!! great to see skimboarding growing!!!!

    Ryan
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  13. Wow! thats so awesome!

    Alex
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  14. Get that man on the team page!!

    mike
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  15. sweet vid, Paulo is murdering!

    Teddy
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  16. So Sickkk

    Mark
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  17. SICK!! Etnies sponsoring skimboarding!! right on guys!!

    Tommy
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  18. Deffinatly sick ridin

    Joe
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  19. I'm afraid he's not surfing ...

    Caco
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  20. barf!
    skimming needs to stay underground!
    it's too amazing of a sport to have anything
    to do with mainstream!
    and i am correct!
    keep it core- fuck off, etnies!

    mike hunt
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  21. that's amazing. skimboarding is blowing up

    Jesse 2
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  22. so sick paulo getting on the team
    great to here a company like etnies supporting skimming

    connor
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  23. Good to see you guys getting involved in the skim scene.

    Brett
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  24. I spread my butt cheeks as Mike Hancho, Ricky.

    Mike Hancho
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  25. Yeah Etnies! Way to go Paulo!

    Jackie
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  26. Amazing. Great to see Etnies supporting that sport.

    Adam
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  27. So sick. Paulo kills it and definitely deserves respect from big companies like Etnies, he works his ass off for the sport of skimboarding.

    Kevin
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  28. It's sick to see Etnies branching out and support skimboarding. Let's hope there's more of this to come.. Congrats, Paulo!

    Noah
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  29. Awesome, props all around.

    SF Skim
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  30. Skimboarding is awesome,great to see that you guys are getting involved with one of the best skimboarders out there.

    Richard
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  31. Great job to Paulo for getting on the team and it's sick that etnies is supporting skimboarding.

    Tyler
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  32. Paulo is the best skimboarder by far.. the guy rips. I would be super stoked to see Etnies pick him up and help promote skimboarding!!

    SkimOC
    http://www.skimtown.com

    SkimOC
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  33. Congrats Paulo, you deserve it!

    Colin
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  34. Paulo is a pretty cool guy, and eh doesn't afraid of anything.

    Bryn
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  35. Wow thats sick! ive always been a surfer (and not very familiar with skimboarding) but i was VERY impressed with this!

    Rick
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  36. paulo love

    Trilla
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  37. Ooooooooooooh yeah !!!
    Go Paulo go !!!

    Olivier French Guyana
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  38. Paulo likes things that are hollow.
    Paulo pulls in to things that are hollow.
    sometimes Paulo doesnt come out of the hollow things.
    Paulo doesnt care.
    he just does it again and again.
    Nice moves Paulo!
    Thank you Etnies for hooking a great skimboarder and great person up.

    Beers
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  39. Awsome to see skimboarding getting more respect. Growing more and more each year. Paulo is a beast and keeps steppin up. Congrats paulo!

    Will
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  40. geaaaaaaa, paulo
    and that is not surfing.
    good to see one of the guys who puts the majority of his time into promoting skimboarding getting respect from big companies for doing it

    Dan
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  41. I just want to say mike hunt is dumb. Its all about the sport growing and getting a larger skim x community sand now he's setting the bar out there so congratas paulo and rifght on etnies!

    ben dover
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  42. Paulo
    Your friends, family & the skim community are so proud of you for being an ambassador to our sport.
    Skimming is a spectator sport.
    Back a guy like Paulo and you can't go wrong

    DoM P
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  43. This is awesome, Paulo is an amazing person and a damn good skimmer too. Etnies would be doing something great for the sport and for a leading athlete by picking up paulo fully and the pay back would be the loyalty of a growing but tight knit skimboard community
    great work

    coleberr
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  44. I think I'll go buy some etnies today.

    Paulo is sick!!!

    Big Matt
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  45. i'm a surfer. skimboarding is so hard to get that good at. i've seen other companies get into skimming and they always get what they give right back, good community

    av
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  46. way 2 go ethnies and congrats 2 paulo

    yung
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  47. Yeah!!! Paulo roxxx...

    fishmac
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  48. "sick" doesn't begin to explain this footage. if you've ever been kept under one of the waves he's riding you'd be "sick" to tell about it. I for one have and have healthy fear for the experience.. Ride on.

    jason-brakes
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  49. Paulo is the man and it's cool to see skimboarding evolve. Etnies should make a skim team.

    Jon
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  50. hah!!!.. go etnies.. go paulo!! support skimboarding!!.. support nature!! i agree on Jon.. etnies should have a skim team.. good call Jon

    kristian
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  51. pick up domke onyour team he's even better. then take a trip to the east coast nj needs some representin

    john
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  52. Paulo's a real talent and a class act. Good to see you guys supporting him. One of my favorite athletes to photograph when I lived in OC.

    Ryon
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  53. skimming has been put on the back burner for tooo long! for it to be finally brought to the fore is a beautiful thing. etnies, nice work...paulo, even nicer!

    jawa
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  54. Sick. Paulo is such a nice guy and a good person to represent your company. Im glad you guys picked him up, he wont disappoint you.

    zach
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  55. holy shit put him on the team page!

    matt p.
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  56. finaly some big company is stepping up to suport us and as a skimmer i will suport u guys so im going to go buy a pair.

    chris
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  57. that is so sick!

    guy
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  58. Thanks to Paulo and Etnies for the inspiration, especially 2:35. When I can land something like that I'll write you. You made my day. Cheers.

    Casey
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  59. yyyyiiiiuuuuuu vamos paulo!
    que estilo! es lo mejor!
    he is my best skimmer and seems to be so nice
    love to catch him in florida he rips!!!
    (keep coming here paulo!)
    sicker than sick!
    gracias etnies
    queremos mas de skimming!!
    mas!
    por favor?

    tilu
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  60. paulo is better that you.

    G rrett
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  61. etnies, come up to the east coast and sponsor a compotition that would be sick. im really excited to see a main stream company like you sponsor a living skimboarding legend

    riskim
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  62. awesome

    ECSkim
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  63. hes not surfing thats skim

    .....
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  64. No Backside shots ?

    Michael Spencer Taylor
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  65. fuckin sikk!!! Paulo, one of the best skimmers I've ever seen...good move Etnies...

    Hendragster
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  66. hey i was wondering if you would sponsor me for inland skimboarding???

    jake brown
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  67. Paulo's sick, a tremendous athlete. It's so cool to see a mainstream label do anything involved w/ skimboarding. The fact is, it's about time really, because skimboarding is inredibly physically-demanding sport. Generally, most good skimboarders also surf or skate, but most surfers and skaters aren't skimboarding. It's such an amazingly progressive sport, it's baffling that it has pretty much been ignored by mainstream brands and sponsorships.
    It's about time! Go paulo!

    meshell
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  68. I think it's sick that etnies is beggining to get involved with skimboarding. skimboarding is a growing sport for sure. I definitely hope to see etnies sponsoring events and contest.

    clayton
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  69. paulo is good
    skim is more flexible than any other boarding system
    shovits, airs, barrels, flatland, towing and plus
    saludos desde mexico

    safe
    Posted: 4 years ago,
  70. so sick, way to go paulo and etnies, skimmers are very loyal to the companies that are trying to help the sport they love. i will definitly buy a pair of etnies for my next shoe!

    chuck
    Posted: 4 years ago,
  71. Yeah paulo is good, but if youre looking for the best in the biz, you should keep youre eye on bill bryan. Or maybe the up and coming brad domke

    Danny
    Posted: 4 years ago,

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