Synonyms for skimboarding or Related words with skimboarding
Examples of "skimboarding"
The freestyle aspects of inland
were pioneered in the early 1980s by two Sacramento locals: Launie Porteous and Mark Robinson. Influenced by the emerging skateboard scene, Launie and Mark started adapting their newfound skateboarding skills to
and the concept of freestyle
was born. This freestyle adaptation has led to what is now considered the true definition of this sport.
As of today, Canada has the largest number of participants of flatland skimmers; they can't be referred to as inland skimmers because they skim on the coast, but their style of
is the same as inland
. Australia also has a large coastal flatland skimboard scene. Flatland and inland
has also taken hold in various European countries.
(also known as inland
) is a form of
practiced on non-coastal waters, such as a river, lake, stream or puddle. It uses a wooden board about three times as wide as a skateboard and one and a half times as long. The board is thrown across a thin film of water. While the board is still moving the rider jumps on and skims across the water to do what ever tricks he or she can imagine.
The creek is a popular location for fishing, walking, and
Also, the town is the location of the annual East Coast
Championships, in mid-August.
Flowriding (or Flowboarding) is a late-20th century alternative boardsport incorporating elements of surfing, bodyboarding, skateboarding,
, snowboarding and wakeboarding.
Amber Torrealba (born July 1, 1990) is a professional skimboarder and a Women's World Champion of
The 90's is where inland
started to really take hold as a cult sport. Utah was next to have an inland skimboard scene that was actually influenced by Sacramento skimmers that transplanted there. Come the late 90's, inland
had steadily grown and had emerged in other US cities and in Canada and Australia.
, surfing, and frisbee sports have established a wide fandom among young locals with "Dahican" being the favorite hub for tournaments in the region.
Tanauan is recognized as the “
Capital” of the Philippines. It is told by tradition that
was first introduced in Tanauan in 2000, when an American national came to Tanauan to win the heart of a local lass. Since Tanauan is situated along the coast facing San Pedro Bay, the American national started making a skimboard which he eventually finished. However, he was not able to teach the local youths on how to use it since he had to leave back to the States. He left the skimboard and the local youths started to train themselves on how to use it. Young people from Barangay San Roque and Barangay Sto. Nino started making prototypes of the skimboard which were sold to the enthusiasts. Since then,
started to spread to the nearby towns and later on throughout the country. Currently, National and International
Competitions are held annually at the "Bantay Dagat" Area in Tanauan.
Amber was born and raised on the east coast in Melbourne, Florida and currently resides in Laguna Beach, California. She has been
since 17 years of age and has been competing in the women's professional
division since 2014. Amber is also actively involved in videography and the production of content in many other action sports. In 2015 she was ranked 6th in the world on the United Skim Tour and also featured as Leading Lady in the Pulse
Magazine. After migrating to Southern California, Torrealba has ranked in several professional competitions including 2nd Place at the Skim USA OBX Skim Jam, 1st Place at the Santa Cruz SkimBlast and went on to clinch the Vic Women's World Championship of
Started in 1976, the 'Vic'
World Championship is held at Aliso Beach in Laguna Beach and is the longest running skim boarding contest on the pro circuit.
Glatch is a native of Newport Beach, California and resides/trains in Delray Beach, Florida. Her hobbies include surfing and
Many consider the center of
to be located in Laguna Beach, California where
became popular in the late 1920s when lifeguards would skim across sand on pieces of wood. Every summer, Victoria Skimboards sponsors a contest called the VIC, which is held at Aliso Beach in Laguna; it is one of the biggest competitions in the world. Other Laguna hot spots consist of Tenth street, West Street, Treasure Island, Thalia Street, and Crescent Bay. In Dewey Beach, Delaware, every year the World Amateur Championships of
are held on New Orleans Street. The Florida Pro/Am is held every year in August, on Vilano Beach, Florida, which is known as the best East Coast
waves are also found in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. However, people skim in many other locations throughout North America, Europe (the main locations being Portugal, France, Spain, United Kingdom & Holland), Australia, Asia, and South America. Some people skim inland because of difficulty with shore access. Flatland
can be done nearly anywhere: lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds, golf courses, puddles, or even wet grass. In the United States, flatland skim scenes have developed primarily in states not bordering the ocean. Flatland has also developed in British Columbia, Ontario, and along The Great Lakes. Australia (Melbourne and Parramatta), and Wellington, New Zealand also have dedicated flatland communities and riders. In Europe, the Flatland skim scene is growing fast, with the biggest group of skimboarders situated in Poland.
is popular on many beaches where it is impossible to surf, for example, on Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil, where surfing is banned due to the threat of shark attacks. Beaches that have streams or rivers flowing into the ocean can also make ideal downhill skimming areas.
(or skimming) is a boardsport in which a "skimboard" (much like a surfboard but smaller and without fins) is used to glide across the water's surface to meet an incoming breaking wave, and ride it back to shore. Wave-riding skimboarders perform a variety of surface and air maneuvers, at various stages of their ride, out to, and back with, the wave. Some of these are known as "wraps," "big spins," "360 shove-its" and "180s." Unlike surfing,
begins on the beach by dropping the board onto the thin wash of previous waves. Skimboarders use their momentum to skim out to breaking waves, which they then catch back into shore in a manner similar to surfing. Another aspect of
is "flatland," which involves performing tricks derived from skateboarding such as ollies and shove-its on the wash of waves without catching shore breaks.
originated in Southern California when Laguna Beach lifeguards wanted to surf the local shore breaks that was too fast and shallow for surfboards.
has developed since then to ride waves much like surfing, performing aerial maneuvers and pulling into the barrel of the wave. Even further, professionals have started getting towed by waverunners into much larger waves. Professional Skimboarder, Brad Domke, displayed the new technique in this video.
In the past The Victoria World Championships determined the World Champion of Professional
. The United Skim Tour moved professional
to a points system in 2012. Most events consist of a set time and date, but, there has been a small movement to start holding waiting period competitions like the Florida Pro/Am held in Vilano Beach, Florida each year, also the DB Pro-AM at Dash Point State Park. The pros all look forward to the first official contest of the year, which until 2013 was held in Cabo San Lucas every spring, but is now held in Brazil. In 2013 Cabo San Lucas was moved to the second contest of the year. The Florida Pro/Am is a
tournament held each August, on Vilano Beach, Florida. It typically lasts three days, and is the final leg of The Florida Cross Over Tour which includes surfing, skateboarding and
. The Florida Pro/Am and The Florida Cross-Over Tour are both considered premier
events. Some well-known skimboarders are Austin Keen, who is the current 2013 UST World Champion, Bill Bryan, Brad Domke, Morgan Just, Grady Archbold, James Lovett, Sam Stinnett, Paulo Prietto, Brandon Sears, Brandon Rothe, Jackson Tenney, and Colton Wallace.
is a boardsport which involves riding a skimboard either on an outgoing wave, or in shallow water, where instead of going for waves the rider may attempt to ride a rail or do "tech" tricks.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is the world governing authority for surfing and wave riding disciplines, including bodyboarding, kneeboarding, longboarding, tandem,
and bodysurfing. The ISA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
Spanish Banks is best known for its low tide flats, which are most prominent at Spanish Bank West. While swimming is possible at Spanish Bank East,
and kitesurfing are more popular activities at Spanish Bank West.
There are an unlimited number of tricks that can be performed while
. This list only covers a small chunk of the tricks possible. As with other board sports, riders seek out or invent new tricks to progress the sport.
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