New York Surfer, Will Skudin Makes History!

New York Surfer Makes History!


 “Big Wave World Tour “

Will Skudin finishes 8th in the world & earns a spot representing the USA!

Photo Credit: Matt Furman

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2017
Long Beach, NY

Will Skudin is an anomaly. The surf star from Long Beach, New York, has made his name catching 60 foot waves.
After 6+ years traveling the world chasing these monstrous waves fearlessly, he is now one of 8 surfers from around the globe honored with an “official spot” on the 2017 Big Wave Tour—the first ever from America’s North East!

Photo Credit: Richard Hallman

Skudin says, “I am stoked to be on tour this year and very grateful for all the support I have from my community.  All I can do is train to the best of my ability and be prepared for the opportunity when it arises. Understanding the outcome is out of my hands by putting myself second to fate.”

Will comes from a long lineage of Long Island surfers. He is part scientist, part meteorologist and all guts! It’s not just about skills- Skudin’s surfing success is also attributed to dedication and jumping on a plane at the blink of an eye to travel across the globe.

Photo Credit: Mariana Marenelmar

The Big Wave World Tour is organized by the World Surf League (WSL) and is scheduled to run three events – Puerto Escondido Challenge in Mexico, Peahi “Jaws” Challenge in Hawaii and the Nazaré Challenge in Portugal.

This May,  Skudin will be surfing with the best in the world.  This goofy footed, natural swimmer looks like he’s always having a blast, even though handling these waves comes with battle damage and the ever nagging possibility of the bottom dropping out on you.

Skudin says: “During a wipeout you really have to stay calm, if you panic you die. I try to just relax and let the wave do its thing. We are trained to gauge our oxygen levels during these heavy situations to stay alive. It’s one of the few sports that if you go unconscious your life is on the line.” 

Video: Will Skudin Big Wave Video 2016/17

About Will Skudin/Skudin Surf/Surf For All:
Will Skudin is the 3rd generation of a well known surfing family from Long Beach, NY. He carries on his family tradition teaching surfing along the beaches of Long Island with the largest surf camp in the USA. Will and his brother Cliff, co-own SkudinSurf and also run a non-profit called “Surf For All”. They take kids and adults with disabilities into the ocean to learn to surf.  Skudin also a world recognized Big Wave Surfer.