It all started when…

Born and bred from Long Beach, NY, Will Skudin is a professional big wave surfer, currently competing on the WSL Big Wave World Tour.  Will is a third-generation surfer and along with his brother, Cliff, is the co-founder of Skudin Surf and Surf for Alla nonprofit organization.  Will was ranked #8 in the world on the WSL Big Wave World Tour in 2017.

Resume, Acknowlegments, and Certifications

Ranked #8 in 2017 on the WSL Big Wave World Tour

Vice President of Skudin Surf

Co-Founder of NYSEA Collective 

Co-Founder of Surf For All (non-profit organization)

Founder and producer of “NY Surf Week”

2013 “Surfer of the Year” and “Cover of the Year” by Eastern Surf Magazine

2014 Oregon Big Wave World Tour event finalist

Multiple entries in the Billabong XXL awards

Ranked 16th in the Big Wave World Tour 2011,2012,2013

Produced and directed a number of surf films.  Titles include: Headfirst and Empire Now 

Content Manager for “Web Company of the Year 2013” by ESM 

Directed and assisted in international commercials 

Creator of The “Yo Shot Challenge” online photo contest

Creative Brand Strategy Consultant

Surf Team Manager—Zoo York 2006-2009

Jet ski water patrol for NY ASP Pro/other independent water patrol jobs

Big wave world tour live webcast guest commentator at multiple venues

Related Work Experience:

Long Beach Lifeguard – August 2007 – present (Long Beach, NY)

Long Beach competition lifeguard team (2001-2003)

USLA Lifeguard Nationals Competitor

WSL quicksilver pro jet ski water safety 

Skudin Surf Inc. – August 2007 – Present (Long Beach, NY)

Managed & operated surf camps, lessons, large groups, & corporate outings

Payroll & staffing of over 100 employees

Manages local surf contest King and Queen of the Beach

Volunteer with local LBHS Surf Club

NYSEA Productions Inc.- August 2007, – Present- Long Beach, NY

Duties included:- Production Management

– Movies, Videos & Commercials / Edit, Produce & Shoot  

– Creative strategist

– Director of NY Surf Week

 – Social Media Management 

Surfing Awards and Accomplishments:

2018/ 2019 Big Wave world tour contender  

2017 / 2018 – Qualified for the Word Surf League Big Wave Tour 

2017 Finished 8th in the world on the Big Wave World Tour from an alternate spot 

2017 Peahi “Jaws” Challenge finalist – Big Wave World Tour

2016 Puerto Escondido Challenge finalist – Big Wave World Tour 

2015/ 2016 – XXL Awards Overall Performance Nomination

2015/ 2016 multiple XXL ride of the year entries 

2014 Oregon Big Wave World Tour event finalist as an alternate

2013 East Coast “Surfer of the Year” by Eastern Surf Magazine

2012/2013/2014 finished 16th – Big Wave World Tour as an alternate

Community Involvement:

Surf For All Corp., – August 2007 – Present – Long Beach, NY

Registered IRS 501e3

Co-founder – President

Volunteer Special needs surf outings 

Manage and direct outings that teach thousands of children annually

Skudin Surf Inc. – October 2008 – Present – Long Beach, NY

Charitable donations and support of the City of Long Beach Community

Sponsorship of Long Beach rec center, Long Beach PBA, Summer fireworks, City of Long Beach Fall Festival

Charitable donations & support to multiple local fundraisers and community centers

Magnolia Park Rebuild – October 2012 – April 2013 – Long Beach, NY

Surf for All – names the charitable organization along with Kaboom and Jet blue

Community Leader as co-founder of non profit organization Surf for All 

NY Beach Relief Fund – January 2013 – Long Beach, NY

Hurricane Sandy relief fund

Raised over $100,000 – Community Grants 

Certifications And Insurance:


2016 /17 Certificate of Merit Senator Todd Kaminski 

2016 Citation Town of Hempstead

2016 Citation City of Long Beach 

2015 Office of the Executive Nassau County

2015 Citation NYS Assemblyman Todd Kaminski  

NSSIA 2014 Certified Surfing Instructor & NSSIA 2014 Nationally Accredited Surf School 

Lifeguard Red Cross


Certificate Of liability insurance Workman’s Comp


Personal Awards And Citations:

 2016 Citation office of the executive Ed Mangano 

 2016 Office of the Comptroller Nassau County

 2014 Citizens choice Award                                          

 2014 Proclamation Senator Dean Skelos                               

 2009 City of Long Beach Certificate of Recognition—Surf Week: Volunteer surf outings  

 2014 Citation Town of Hempstead  

 2014 New York State Assembly 

 2007 Harvey Weisenberg Surf Pal’s Autistic Children 

 2014 Long Beach Martin Luther King Award “On the ground Sand Relief Service Award”

 2013 Letter from President Obama – Service to Community

 2013 LBWW Certificate of recognition

 2012 State Senate of NY Honoree – Dean G. Skelos 6695