Buying Guide for Skimboards
Skimboards - Mini Surfboards
Skim boards can be called younger siblings of surfboards. The word 'younger' implies that a skim board is a miniature version of a surfboard. Ordinary skimboards are approximately 40 inches in length. Skim boards lying around is a common scene at any beach. Skim boarding is fun. It is done in shallow water. The skim board is thrown into a shallow stretch of water. The rider then jumps on to the board and glides across the water. Standing atop the board, the rider goes about performing amazing water tricks and rare feats all along.
Maestros in skim boarding perform nerve racking tricks like shuv-it, Ollie, spin, varials and more. The onlookers are flabbergasted at the amazing display of tricks. Human body gets such wonderfully mechanical at times! A novice will prefer to remain in shallow water all throughout but an expert in the beach sport will move into a little deeper stretch of water braving strong waves all along with skimboard. A beginner must never ever begin with ferocious skim boarding, whatsoever is the level of excitement!
Skim boarding dates back to 1920 and it has come a long way since then. In earlier times, skim boards were circular in shape. Today skim boarding is commonplace. More and more people are gravitated towards the sport these days. Some enthusiasts swear they can't do without skim boarding. Such a gripping and interesting sport it is. The best point about skim boarding is that it performed in shallow waters and shallow waters are not very difficult to locate.
Beaches are the most popular skim boarding spot. The sport may however as well be practiced in lakes and skim pools. Skim pools are especially designed low water bodies to practice skim boarding. Many amusement parks have come out with skim pools, of late. Some sport devotees have gone to the extent of developing a skim pool at their own premises.
Skim boards are although small in size but their exact size will depend on the rider's height, overall built and experience.
Another popular beach sports is body boarding with bodyboards enjoying thrills of riding the surf.