They call it "pro" skimboarding ... but 3-time world champ Paulo Prietto tells TMZ, he had to take up REAL ESTATE just to pay the bills -- and he STILL pulled some insane moves on the beach yesterday.
BTW ... Hollywood Jesus is Paulo's homie.
Skimboard Champ FLIPS OUT: I'm a Real Estate Agent!
6/2/2011 1:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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