Skimboarding has been an underground sport for a long time but is gaining incredible popularity. If it was a Youtube video, people would be saying it's gone viral.The sport is usually done on shores, either across the water or into shore-breaking waves in the ocean. Riders can also find good places to skim inland - on lakes, rivers, quarries or any decent puddle. It is considered a hybrid of surfing and skateboarding, incorporating many of the same maneuvers. Due to the nature of it, skimboarding is a great spectator sport: the rides are quick and they’re easy to see from the shore, offering everyone a chance to be involved, whether they skim or not. It’s very social.
“I remember when I started skimming a few years ago. Only a few of us did it and only a couple of us were girls. Now, on a typical summer day, you can expect to see the shores lined with skimmers, both guys and girls. It’s great to see.”
In the short time it has been live, SkimZone.com is already enjoying a lot of buzz in the skimboarding community. Officials expect this launch to gain worldwide attention and broaden its customer base. In keeping with the social, community-based nature of the sport, SkimZone is hosting an Official Launch Contest for skimboarders to showcase their artistic skills. Please visit www.skimzone.com for more details.
Founded in 2012 by Nicole Rigler of Vancouver BC, SkimZone is an informative site about the sport of skimboarding and aims to bring together a community of skimboarder enthusiasts worldwide. Anyone can sign up for a free account on the website to keep up to date with what’s happening in the skimboarding world.
Included are a series of educational articles and videos about skimboarding styles and tricks, skimboard selection and care as well as fitness and lifestyle tips. The articles are designed to be helpful for both new and experienced riders.
In addition to high quality information about skimboarding, the SkimZone Store is preparing to open next year for the upcoming skimboard season. More information will be released following the completion of the online store in March, 2013.
For more information, please visit http://www.skimzone.com/
To learn more about this launch, please contact:
Nicole Rigler, Founder