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How To Use A Skimboard On The Sand And Waves

By Paul White

The smallest of surfing styles, skimboarding is fast becoming more and more popular. It is known that the sport is centered out of California. It still though remains a sport with a very small following, and many prefer that. A skimboard that is a cross between a boogie board and a surf board; riders prefer them at mid-chest level.

There are two main ways to skim; skimboarding the sand being the preferred start out choice, which is preferred by the beginners. Most feel that it is far easier to skim on sand, as there is less volumes of water and because of this far more control. On the sand you are using the shallow tide water, so can usually ride for a lot longer.

It should start with running along the beach as the tide goes out. Gaining speed, the board should be dropped onto the thin layer of water. Do not jump on to the skimboard; this will almost certainly make you fall. Put one foot a little higher than the mid-point, then put the other foot on. Maintain your direction so that you are staying on the tide line on the sand.

Feeling more comfortable, a wave can be tried. These usually call for a heavier board, to aid control, but this can be started with the lighter boards. Once a wave breaks against the beach you should begin running towards the water.

It is much the same technique as before, though because of being further from the shore, it is important to be mindful of landmarks. Often times people using existing skateboarding skills when they first begin, but tricks can be learned and larger waves ridden.

No matter how experienced you are, and how confident you become with your skimboard, you will crash and burn at some point; it’s actually all part of the fun. As long you expect it and prepare of it, you’ll have a blast! Happy Skimming!

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