Skimboarding is a sport similar to surfing which takes place "on the sand" or near the shore. This site is mainly focused
on skimboarding on the sand. Really you don't skim on the sand, the board slides on a thin film of water covering the sand.
If you live near an ocean then you can do this on the beach as the waves come in. If you don't live near a beach you can
still skim. Try rivers, streams, flooded fields, large puddles, tarps, etc. Anyplace you can find a thin film of water.
How thin does it need to be? The laws of physics say that the thinner the film of water, the farther you will go.
But if it's too thin the board will stick to the sand and then you'll be introduced to two more laws of physics; Inertia
What do you need?
First you need a little bit of water. Most of the inland skimboarding scene is happening on lakes and
rivers where there is a very shallow sandy shoreline.
You need a board. Wood boards are preferred for inland because they hold up to the beatings
the boards take when riding rails.
If your really going to do this thing...you better build some rails. Most of the rails are made with PVC as the
material the boards slide on. The shape and size are left up to the imagination, but skill level really should be
taken into consideration.