A long, long time ago, Zoltan Torkos started doing kickflips on a surfboard. You probably remember it, because he was basically the only one. It was 2011, and four years prior, Volcom started a contest that would award $10,000 to the first person to do one. The second rule stated that the contest “will run until there’s a winner.” The third was this:
The kickflip must be a real air “above the lip” – No backwash, No chop hops, or anything in the flats or below the lip of the wave.
Zoltan Torkos, also known as the Magician (for his hat, card tricks, and of course, surf tricks), submitted this video on March 4th, 2011: