After watching skimboarders on the beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico I knew I wanted to try my hand at skimming the Caribbean waters. I saw a flier advertising a skimboard and went to pick it up.
With a little bit of wax, sand and grit, I took to the beach. It was harder then I had anticipated, and soon I had a sand rash and bruised hip. It was all good though because this is beach life. We always get back up.
A wood skimboard is much harder to navigate. I have my sights sent on a carbon fiber board when I return to Florida. May the beaches in the Sunshine State treat me kinder.
Even Hayes, aka Mavrick Chaser, had his turn on the board. The guy lives for the beach.
As I get better I hope to perform a variety of surface and air maneuvers such “wraps,” “frontsides,” “backsides,” “big spins,” “bigger spins,” and “360 Shuvs.” In the meantime, I hope my grubbing stays to a minimum.