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For those of you first timers, skimboarding is like a cross between surfing and skateboarding. Generally all you have to do is run, drop and slide your skimboard with you on it as far as possible on the sand and make the transition into the ocean. To get a better idea and to learn more please see our learn how to skim page or you could go to www.skimonline.com to get more info.
By now you must be thinking to yourself what if you do not live near the ocean or there is no reasonable size waves in the ocean where you live. Well, you can always skim in ponds, lakes, rivers, quarries and so on. Basically anywhere that has a thin layer of water and some running space and you’ll have lots of fun. If all fails, try going to your nearest water park and make use of the artificial wave pool there. I heard it’s the “in thing” lately but I still love going to the beach. You can never see me in a water park it’s just not the same.
If you live near the ocean and there are no reasonable size waves, well you could always wait till the monsoon season hits. During the monsoon season in Malaysia, depending on the northeast monsoon or southwest monsoon, swells are always bigger, stronger and more powerful compared to normal times. This is the time of year where you get to hit the waves hard but make sure it is safe and take lots of time off to skim or else you won’t be seeing this waves again till next year.
Skimboarding has come a long way ever since the 1920’s in Laguna Beach, California. This is where it all started when lifeguards used to skim on pieces of wood on the sand (for more info on the history of skimboarding do check out our history page or go to www.skimonline.com for a quick read). But thanks to the people and the teams from Victoria skimboards, Exile, Slotstik, Sol, Zap, Grape and Syndrome, just to name a few, skimboarding has evolved immensely.
With lighter and stronger boards which are made out of high quality fiberglass or carbon, now skimboarders can go further, ride longer, hit the waves harder and perform bigger tricks. With that said, try it out, it might change your life forever. Have a great time skimming!