Watch: Tim Bonython // Lucas Fink - Skimmed Alive
An unusual wave needs a peculiar approach, such as riding a skim board in 20 foot waves.
It ain't always pretty, often Lucas looks like he's trying to swim down the waves, such are his arm gyrations, but his surfing is as legitimate as those on other craft.
Not sure what design modifications can be inferred, but similar to Derek Hynd, skimboarding shows just how much drag surfboard fins have. Sure, it's in exchange for control, but I'll bet some designers are inspired by his speed.
Interview by Tim Bonython.