Category: Skimboarding

Skimboarding – A Laguna Beach California Created Sport

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Jun 24, 2013
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Skimboarding – A Laguna Beach California Created Sport

Skimboarding is a type of surfing that starts out in front of the waves instead of behind them. It was created in Laguna Beach to allow lifeguards an easier way to get up and down the beach. Nowadays, Skimboarders will run from the beach and then glide in the direction of oncoming waves and then catch them as they're breaking.

The boards used in skimboarding vary depending on the height and weight of the rider. The boards are u...

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Skimboarding – Best Skimboards

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Jun 4, 2013
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Skimboarding – Best Skimboards

For those times when there is no surf, skimboarding can be a fun alternative to surfing. Skimboards are designed for use starting on the sandy beach over shallow water. They can also be used on incoming breaking waves to perform clever tricks.

Skimboards can be constructed from a variety of materials. Beginner skimboards are usually made from wood while more advanced boards are constructed from a lightweight polystyrene core un...

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Skimboarding Lessons in California and Florida

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May 29, 2013
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Skimboarding Lessons in California and Florida

Skimboarding is a popular water sport in California and Florida. A skimboard is similar to a board used for surfing, but much smaller, lacks fins, and you use it to move across the water near the shoreline.

Skimboarders usually begin their sport at the water's edge at the beach where they drop their board into the wash of the waves. Skimboarders then skim out towards the incoming waves, flip around, and then catch a wave into t...

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Tips and Tricks of Skimboarding

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Jun 11, 2013
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Tips and Tricks of Skimboarding

Here are some top tips and tricks straight from the skimboarding experts. Learn how to deal with the wind, best way to get on your skimboard, what to do to get into the waves, the right kind of wax to use, and some good skimboarding techniques.

Overcoming a windy day - If it is a windy day and this is causing the board to blow away just as it is being dropped, then try kicking sand onto the underside of the wet board. Th...

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