One of the things I value about Victoria Skimboards is the history behind it. These boards are originally made as true skim boards that you can ride in the ocean. Six time World Champ Bri Chmel, as a finless rider, took it behind her boat and turned it into a wake surf board. It did not take long for fins to show up on these boards because people started realizing that this board can simulate an ocean like feeling when riding behind your boat. I remember the first time pro skimboarder Cole Kerby rode with us. He is a true Santa cruz ocean skimmer that had never been behind a boat before; he showed up, brought his Victoria skim board and started instantly landing shuvs and shuvs and more shuvs and killed it! Yes there are many boards out in the wakesurfing industry right now, but when you find a board company that is HUGE in the ocean skim world, why re-invent the wheel? They know what they are doing and the ocean skim boarders already can see that, now the wake skim boarders are figuring it out. How many of the wakeboard companies can you call and tell them what colors you want, to shave a half inch of the length off and make the board thicker? What I like best about my board is how beginner and advanced it can allow you to be. When I first switched to this board it took my amateur riding to the next level and kicked me into the women’s outlaw division, which I won that year at the world championships. For the most part, you can customize your board so it is perfect for you. I hope to play with a couple of different dimensions and sizes this year myself. I prefer skim over surf because I feel like I can do more tricks on it. Don’t get me wrong, surf style and surfing in general is rad and I love the feeling of just cruising and carving, but I only have enough time to concentrate on one style and I chose skim since that’s what I started on.