Wax is often used to help you stick to your skimboard when riding flat or waves. There are specific techniques for waxing a skimboard so that it sticks to your board, and so do you. The surface of a skimboard is slippery, which is great for the side in contactRead More →

Learn to skimboard with a step-by-step tutorial that will quickly help you master skimboard on waves and flatlands. “I don’t need to learn to skimboard – it’s easy, just run and jump straight…” I hear a lot of people say this before even trying to skim. “Okay, go ahead andRead More →

Catching a wave on a skimboard involves two important variables: timing and technique. Skimboarding can be broken down into two main disciplines: wave skimboarding and flat skimboarding. Flat skimboarding is practiced in very shallow, non-coastal waters and does not involve surfing the waves. On the other side of the spectrumRead More →

101 surf sports: 115 Third St., San Rafael; 415-524-8492; 101surfsports.com. In progress: Lessons and equipment for stand-up paddle, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing weekends. The prices vary. Bay Area Discovery Museum: 557 McReynolds Road, Fort Baker, Sausalito; 415-339-3968; baykidsmuseum.org. In progress: Kids’ Nature Lab and hikes. The prices vary. Summer camps:Read More →

Choosing the right skimboard can be complicated. The good news is that a sizing chart and a few rules of skimmed science will solve the most common doubts. How to choose a skimboard? First, write down your height and weight, as these variables will count when purchasing new equipment. ThenRead More →

Professional skimboards are works of art, science and design. But you don’t necessarily need a high-end skimboard to shred and have fun. Let’s learn how to shape a skimboard. The good news is that producing your own skimboard doesn’t cost a lot. With a few phone calls, you will getRead More →

Billy Bryan signs autographs for young fans during the VIC World Skimboard Championships at Aliso Beach Park on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Laguna Beach, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer) Noah Webb competes in the 18-21 amateur semi-final at the VIC World Skimboard Championships at Aliso Beach ParkRead More →

How to choose and buy a skimboard? Do you plan to ride crashing waves or just slide on a wet surface? First of all, you need to choose the board that matches your weight and level of experience. Ultimately, it all depends on how fast you can haul through theRead More →

Participant of the 2014 Virgin River Skimboard Classic, located at the waterfall, St. George, Utah July 12, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News ST. GEORGE – On Saturday morning, 27 young people competed in the Virgin River Skimboard Classic 2014, which took place at The Waterfall, locatedRead More →