By: Ginger

Aug 13 2009

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Category: Wrightsville Beach


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Skimboarding is a sport similar to surfing which takes place near the shore.  The skimboarder stands about twenty feet from the ocean with skimboard in hand and waits for a wave. When they see a wave they run towards it with their skimboard still in hand. Upon reaching the wet sand they drop the board and jump onto it as quickly as possible. Once on the board, the skimmer must remain as stable as possible and prepare to make the transition to the ocean. The skimmer then (hopefully) glides out into the ocean toward the oncoming wave, banks off of it, and rides it back into shore

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4 comments on “Skimboarding”

  1. Beautiful shot! I saw people doing this off the Oregon coast, although it didn’t look like they were being very successful!

  2. That is a terrific action shot. I am surprised they don’t do that here with the waves we get.

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