Zoltan Torkos makes history by nailing first-ever surfing kickflipBy: Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com
Zoltan "the Magician" Torkos is believed to have made history this week by becoming the first person to nail a surfing kickflip. The popular skateboarding trick involves using the feet to flip the board, while airborne, and return it to an upright position before landing. Because surfboards are bigger and waves are mobile and do not offer reliable lift-off and landing points, performing this trick in the water is a far more difficult prospect. Torkos had been trying to land one since 2007 and finally nailed the trick at Steamer Lane in his hometown Santa Cruz.