Skimboarding is a lesser-known cousin to surfing, though quite different in the approach. Where surfers go from the sea to the beach under the sea’s power, skimmers go from the beach to the sea under their own power- which is to say, basically they run at the sea carrying a short board, drop it in the shallows, and jump on. Perhaps then it’s more like skate-boarding than surfing.
My friend Jason loves skimboarding, and I’ve gone along with him a few times, including 3 weeks ago to Hiratsuka beach where I took some video- which I hope he forgives for its somewhat irreverent air.
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