Have you ever seen the folks who run at the surf, toss a small skimboard and glide across the water? It's an excellent watersport full of fun and a few mishaps. All you need is a board and an adventurous spirit, and you’re ready to hit the water! Stop by any Gulf Shores or Orange Beach souvenir shop or grocery store and pick up a skimboard.
Some skimboard enthusiasts suggest hitting the sand and running onto the board rather than trying to leap or jump onto the board. Jumping on the board may land you on your backside on the sand or in the water. Here are a few of our tips on the best ways to skimboard. Try these out, and you’ll be skating across the water’s edge on Alabama’s white-sand beaches in no time.