Course: Skimboarding

Lead Instructor: Paulo Prietto
 Access:  All   Status:  Active   Full Course Price:  $8.00
If you've ever skimboarded or watched skimboarders as they launch off the lip of a breaking wave you've probably got a sense of the challenge and excitement of this up and coming sport. Unlike surfers who spend much of their time waiting for waves, skimboarders spend all of their time doing what they like to do best, hitting the break.

Course Lessons (3)

Free (Registration Required)

Skimboarding History and Basics

Skimboarding has a storied past beginning on the beaches of Laguna and spreading to all parts of the world. Learn the origins of skim, how to get started in the sport, and the first basic moves to master.

Intermediate Skimboarding

Once you know the basics it won't be long before you want to start doing some tricks. It takes practice but there's nothing like pulling off your first frontside 360. Paulo digs into the key elements that will make you a better rider from wave choice to sand and wave based tricks.

Competitive Skimboarding

Do you think you have what it takes to compete? If so, or if you want to find out what separates the competitive skimboarder from the casual skimboarder, then this show's for you. Learn how the competitors prepare and plan, what takes place at the event itself, and how a boarder gets, and keeps, sponsorship.


Course Specs

Course Chapters

There are no individual chapters available for this course.

Course Goals

  1. Understand the Course topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material

Testing & Certification

There are not currently any tests or certifications for this course.

Paulo Prietto

Paulo started skimboarding in 1989 and now competes in numerous contests in the U.S. and Mexico at the professional level. He was ranked as the top skimboarder in 2005 and 2006 and has always enjoyed teaching skimboarding. He started the Solag Skim School in 2004 to pass on his knowledge and love of the sport to the next generation.

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