Delaware skimboarder and photographer Andrew Marbl sent over a video showing what went down in Delaware on a skimboard during summer 2015. This video features the top skimboarders that live in Delaware and the East Coast area.
“I tried to capture the skimmer lifestyle and the activities that we do during the dry swells,” Andrew said. We also took a few minutes to ask Andrew a out summer in Delaware.
Checkout the interview with Andrew below and make sure to checkout his website: Marblproductions.com
Q. What is the summer like in Delaware?
A. Summer is plain, old fun. That is the best way to describe it.. fun. When the swell is firing, the skim and surf is great. There are many different spots and wave breaks to search for. If I am in the mood for some shorebreak, I can go to Bethany. If I want to surf I can go to Assateague on a sand bar. When the swell isn’t firing.. well the waves are non existent. It is a perfect opportunity to practice some shuv-its and tone down some airs. In my video, you see a lot of different activities besides just skimboarding or surfing. I really tried to capture what summer in Delaware is like from my perspective. If the waves aren’t good then we go and have fun doing something else.
Q. What are some of the best skimboarding spots?
A. I am pretty biased towards Delaware. Skimboarding started here and I am stuck in the Delmarva roots. I would say stateline (Maryland/Delaware) is a great spot to catch some long liners. Naval Jetty’s is also a popular spot but is overrun by tourists in the Summer
Q. What made you decide to make this video?
A. I love photography and video editing. The locals like to see pictures and videos of them skimboarding and I thought it would be cool to make a huge highlight video of the whole summer for all of us to watch and share. Last year’s video, The Lyfe, was a success so I decided to make another.
Q. What was your favorite part of the video?
A. There are a few things I did differently than the past years video. I really like how the time-lapse when my cousin and I are sitting on a bench turned out. We did it in front of Bethany Surf Shop which is a major local hangout and a signature surf shop in Delaware. This year I also bought a quadcopter. I think it added another dimension to the video and provided a unique aspect.
Q. Who was in the video?
A. Mostly Delaware professional and semi-pros. Some shots are from the Southside Shootout competition which is held in May at the Indian River Inlet. You might recognize some skimmers like Austin Keen, Morgan Just and Jackson Teeny. Delaware professionals Tom and Dave Bracht are also featured in many of the shots.
Q. What were you riding in the video?
A. Most of the boarders in the video ride Exile Skimboards. On some of the beaches, the lifegaurds do not allow the hard boards to be used during the daytime hours so we ride a board called “Herlihy” which is made by Toobs Bodyboards. It is a very strong bodyboard made with carbon stringers with a big rocker which allows for big air and turns. The model was actually named, shaped and made by a local pro surfer, Colin Herlihy.
Q. What was the best part of summer 2015?
A. Being able to visit the beach all the time is already a great summer. This year I went to the Street League Skateboard competition in New Jersey which was a fun new experience. But the highlight of my summer was going to Lake James, Indiana for a family reunion. I was able to fly my quadcopters, kneeboard, waterski, fish, boat and have fun with family members from all over the States.