Surfer Zoltan Torkos does a kickflip on a surfboard

March 10th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Santa Cruz, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A surfer managed to complete a kickflip on his surfboard and it is believed that it is the first time that such a thing has been done.

Zoltan Torkos filmed himself doing the trick and was sure after the feat that he has won himself $10,000 for the trick. Volcom back in 2007 had promised that it would be giving away $10,000 to anyone who manages to film himself doing a complete kickflip on his surfboard while surfing.

Valcom was not impressed because in the video they claim that Zoltan’s surfboard was not out of the water. According to Valcom, the surfboard had to be fully out of the water during the trick for as part of the criteria. Zoltan can console himself because he has received the recognition for being the first surfer to have successfully completed the trick on a video.

Zoltan would undoubtedly keep trying until he successfully completes the task. It would really be a delight if he does. What is however clear is that there could be an accident that might leave him in a critical condition.

Surfing accidents claim the lives of substantial number of people all over the world yearly.

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