Article Info This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. You will need to find a 120 volt source though at the beach. Keep it smooth. You must be prepared to get pitched onto the sand, but avoid this at all costs.
So now get out there and skim, skim, skim!
This is the starting position for both sand skimming and wave skimming. Skim onto a breaking wave to ride it. Aside from that, I recommend getting your first board at a surf shop near your beach destination and getting help picking one out from an employee.
All rights reserved. Most all surf wax comes in a solid little cylinder or square that you can hold in your hand.
Once the board is on the water or sand, keep with your stride and place your back foot on the back end of the board and your next stride should lead right into placing your front foot right in the middle of the board. Surfboard wax generally comes in four types: In the following photos I am not using a real skimboard and I am obviously not at a beach.
There are several different companies that make surfboard wax. Be responsible and encourage other skimmers to be responsible as well. Saturday, August 16, 2008 Everything you need to know about waxing your skimboard. See if there is anymore wax on there. Learn more... If you're right-handed, the water should be on your left side, and vice versa. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.
Why do I sink before I hit the wave? I just used the turtle wax applicator and spread turtle wax in circles all over the bottom of my board. But it does make it slide really nice for a few minutes. Keep the board flat on the water.
Wait for finger pointing, laughing, and hecking to begin If you don't believe me... Also sporting goods stores sometimes carry surfboard wax. Aim to take about 3 running steps before you jump onto your skimboard.How to wax a SKIMBOARD