Compared with other popular sports such as surfing, soccer, soccer, golf, basketball and other mainstream sports, skimboarding is like a 6 month old baby who is about to have a giant growth spurt.
Over the past few years, skimboard sales and products have exploded and the number of children and young adults who choose a skimboard is increasing dramatically every year. YouTube has definitely helped the skimboard industry as it has been able to show a large audience what skimboarding really is. Most older adults have never even heard of a skimboard. Now you can go online and type your skimboard and thousands of pages of information and videos are at your fingertips.
Every time I head to the beach I am amazed to see all the skimboarders and how popular it has become over the past decade. When I was a kid I never saw a skimboarder, it was bodyboarding or surfing.
It’s great to see so many young people playing this sport and especially indoor skimboarding. The great thing about this sport is that you don’t need an ocean and waves to go out and have fun. All you have to do is find a muddy puddle, river, pond or lake and you can have a riot all day with your friends.
In these awesome times of technology, it’s good to see the kids go out and have fun. When I was a kid I had Nintendo’s First Edition, but I still spent most of my time outdoors with my friends wreaking havoc.