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 →