Flatland skimboarding

Flatland Skimboarding

Flatland skimboarding

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Flatland skimboarding is an extreme sport using 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.


Skimboarding has been around since the 1920s lifeguards from Laguna Beach used large plywood disks to skim the wavebreaks. Skimboarding has evolved since then; influenced greatly by the surfing industry. Spreading from the wavebreaks of the west coast, inland to tide flats, rivers, and lakes. Flatland or Inland skimboarding has grown using other influences like snowboarding and skateboarding, incorporating rails and jumps into everyday sessions. Skimboarding is a fun and exciting sport for people of all ages.


There are an unlimited number of tricks that can be performed while skimboarding. 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.


  • Ollie-A basic jump into the air with the board.
  • Ollie North-A small variation on the Ollie except that you lift your front foot off the board.
  • Hippy Jump-The rider rides up to an object a few inches off the ground and jumps over it while the board goes under.
  • 180 ollie- Performing a 180 spin while doing an ollie

Flip Tricks

  • Varial Flip - Consists of doing an ollie and then flicking then leading foot in......
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