Team Jose Costa

José “Zé”


Birthdate / Age

September 2, 1977 ()

Full Name

José Bernardo Santos Costa


Lisbon, Portugal


Santa Cruz, Portugal

Local Skim Spot

Santa Cruz

Years Skimboarding




Primary Board Setup

James Lovett L, Zap Traction pads, Sticky bumps

Secondary Board Setup

A custom James Lovett L with a square tail that gives it an extra surface for an extra long slide and added control and stability.



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Music Genres?

Mão Morta, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, QOTSA, Alice’n Chains, Damian Marley, Faith no More, Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam and several other similar and not similar to the ones I mentioned previously.

Favorite Foods?

My food preferences change according to the seasons of the year, if is cold I prefer heavier and greasier food, summer time salads, fruit, veggies.

Dream Travel Location?

Cabo, Buraco (Angola) goofy footer paradise.

Thoughts on Zap?

Zap’s continuous effort to give skimmers the best shapes and board construction is recognised all over the world. Our happy faces and expressions while skimming are the living proof of it.

Why Skimboarding?

A friend of my father used to make small wooden boards during the 80′s and the name of these boards was “Go for it” and one day I grabbed one and the rest is ancient history.

5 years from now?

Even though these 20 years of skimming have made some physical damage, I hope that in 5 years I’ll still be able to see the inside of some barrels.

You Skim mostly with?

Santa Skim Crew (Filipe, Zon, Márcio, Rui, Banana, Half, Brilha)

Passionate About?

Keeping a good balance between the most important pillars of life, Family/Friends/Fun/Work. Making sure my effect on those that surround me is positive.

Spare Time?

Mostly by the sea, spearfishing, fishing, at home I love cooking.