Brad Domke Ditches Skimboard for Paddle-In Session at Pe'ahi

Chris Mauro

Surfing's latest showman is building a case for \ Brad Domke should be taken very seriously after his Pe'ahi performances. - WSL

Photos courtesy Aaron Lynton

Last year Brad Domke blew the world away with his skimboarding sessions at Puerto Escondido, Teahupo'o, and Nazaré.

Last week he took his act to Pe'ahi, and the results were equally mind-blowing.

Brad Domke tests his mettle on a skimboard at the massive wave in Maui. Video by Shannon Reporting.

Yet ever since Domke burst onto the scene many wondered how he'd fare on a "regular" surfboard.

Well wonder no more...

He's more than just a skimboarder. Photo: Lynton Brad Domke had a bit more rail to rely on Saturday at Jaws. - WSL

This past week Domke borrowed a "normal" 10'4" from Francisco Porcella and paddled into the lineup at perfect Pe'ahi. It wasn't long before he was swinging it around and dropping in.

Domke made it look remarkably easy while enjoying the luxury of having surfboard fins engaged. As opposed to the rolling-up-the-windows routine we've grown familiar with when he's on his skimmer, his arms were tucked quietly in a stylish position.

This latest feat by the renowned showman means Domke's body of work has to be entering the conversation for several categories at the WSL Big Wave Awards, including Best Overall Performance.

In true Domke fashion, he celebrated by towing into a few more mountains on his skimboard. Things sure are getting interesting in this arena. We love it.