There’s a reason that skateboarding and surfing have a very different set of tricks. Skateboarders have the advantage of a medium that’s the same every time. They have the advantage of going back and trying and trying and trying again. That’s part of skateboarding, after all, that do-it-again mentality – and with the advent of the wave pool, it’s worked its fingers under surfing’s ledge.
Jacob “Zeke” Szekely just did something that — as far as we know, anyway — has never been done in surfing: a Superman Air Fingerflip. He did it as the BSR Surf Resort in Waco, Texas, and it took him something like 20 tries. Watch above as he refused to give up on the trick. Josh Kerr, along with pro skaters Alex Sorgente and Greyson Fletcher, narrate, and even Kelly Slater showed up to the party. And we’d bet this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to aerials in surfing and the newly-engineered, predictable ramps that are artificial waves.