Popular Places To Go Inland Skimboarding
It`s well known that skimboarding originated out of California. This is also considered the center place for the sport being that this is where it all got started. Cali is also home to some of the best skimboarding spots in the world. This sport is becoming more and more popular throughout North America as well as throughout the world.
Skimboarding however is becoming popular in Europe (mainly Portugal and France), Australia, Asia and South America. Many people are starting to skim inland due to lack of a shore or ocean. This is definitely one of the advantages skimboarding has over surfing and body boarding.
"Flatland skimming" as we call it can be done just about anywhere; rivers, lakes, streams, puddles, creeks and wet grass is great if you can find a good patch after a rain storm.
The "Flatland skimming" scene is building up in large numbers across North America in such places as Texas, Utah, Florida, Delaware, Ontario, Washington, Outer Banks, British Columbia, Long Island and the Great Lakes. Outside of North America though the most popular places are Melbourne, Paramata and Wellington NZ. The biggest "flatland skimming" group in Europe though is situated in the Netherlands.
Skimboarding is also becoming popular in places where people are unable to surf due to frequent shark attacks or lack of suitable waves.
If you get the chance and you live inland and you don't have access to the ocean grab a skimboard find a good safe spot (I recommend a lake with a sandy or muddy beach or a patch of wet grass) and give it a try. Once you do you`ll be hooked for life.