Hometown Hero 100%. We’ve known Skip since he was in middle school. Heck, everyone in San Diego knows Skip's name, not only because he’s one of the best surfers San Diego has ever produced, but also because he's charming, funny, and super dang nice. Skip has won huge WSL contests across the globe and made massive film parts so his name is wider known than just SD. But at the end of the day, Skip enjoys running his own construction business, SM Construction, in San Diego, CA.