Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by delsurf73, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. delsurf73

    delsurf73 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Today I was surfing some small longboard waves in Delaware and there was about 10 skimmers on the beach and every time I would catch a wave going down the line a skimmer would come behind and in front of me and I was just getting so tired of it and one time I through there board and had some words. how am I suppose to handle this situation. Every surfer out there was mad at them. Any suggestions?
  2. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Run them over? Yell shark?

  3. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Move on bruh, you won't win. 10 against 1 and you might consider still having to go to work which enables you to enjoy the small waves when they ( the skimmers ) are not there. Hell , maybe even be nice to them, killem with kindness. Just a suggestion from another long boarder .
  4. Dalarast

    Dalarast Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2013
    As one who just started to ride a longboard for the first time at 33 I hate to say how much I hated the long board community before. Sitting outside the break and able to paddle in and steal waves and just basically the jealousy of able to make a knee high day fun... grrr.

    But now as a recently turned majority longboarder I say let them have fun while we can sit back and pick our waves but don't be a **** and shank their waves if your not in position.

    But to insure your talking skimmer boards and not skim boarders... cause skim boarders are like gingers: NO SOULS. Let the sea take them cause we know they can't swim past knee high depth.
  5. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
  6. dal330

    dal330 New Member

    Jun 2, 2013
    Skimboarders who are good enough can do the same thing as surfers. And if you're running into people who are skimming, you should probably not be surfing shore break. Maybe that's the problem huh?
  7. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    find another place to surf....if skimboarders are behind you and in front of you, then you're surfing a skim wave.
  8. Plover

    Plover Active Member

    May 12, 2012
    Just curious, but where was this happening?
  9. delsurf73

    delsurf73 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2012
  10. surfmore21

    surfmore21 Member

    Mar 7, 2013
    I think if you are longboarding the same wave that people are skimming, then I think you are lbing the wrong wave. I longboard, shortboard, and skim and the best policy in my opinion is if you can't beat em, join em. A lot of surfers hate on skimmers, but you would be surprised on how much skimming can help your surfing. Maybe it is a little jealousy that when there is no surf and just shorebreak you have nothing to do while you see a bunch of people having fun skimming - you should give it a try? Just saying there is a place for all types of watersports as long as everyone is respectful of one another!
  11. SkegLegs

    SkegLegs Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Don't go to the naval jetty on a Saturday in the middle of the summer. Problem solved.
  12. Dalarast

    Dalarast Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2013
    I wouldn't call that skim boarding. That's surfing WITH a skimboard. Like Kelly Slater surfing on a door.... its not "dooring" or door boarding (I'm creating a new sport if so) its surfing... on a door... in a suit.

    When I think of skim boarding I think of pre groms throwing a skimboard on the ground in water and attempting to jump on it and to either perform a trick with incoming waves or miss and fall on their head.

    I give them credit when they are good... and when they fall and get up with no sign of spinal injury I enjoy in the comic routine and praise their ability to not injure their neck.
  13. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I second that statement
  14. Losttsol

    Losttsol Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    Your plight is falling on deaf ears here. As a lifelong shortboarder, I haven't once had a problem with a skimboarder, even when surfing shore break with skimmers around. Loggers who do giant fades, trying to keep you off the wave even if you're going the opposite direction on the peak. Ya, had many problems with them.
  15. ocsurf32

    ocsurf32 Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    i only respect skimmers in mexico,hawaii, california, etc. where they literally get barreled on some heavy shore breaks. Went to Waimea that was impressive. but other than that just get out grab their skimboards with too many traction pads and starting beating them with it.
  16. Gfootr

    Gfootr Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    In 30 years, the only time I had a skim boarder any where near me surfing is when you enter the water, or when getting out...
  17. Alley-Oop

    Alley-Oop New Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    We just had the South Side Shoot Out event this past weekend. It's a pro/am contest so there were about 150 of the best skimboarders in the world here and still here. Skimboarders love liners like the naval jetty where the sand builds up nicely in the summer. It definitly can be crowded when it's on. Survival of the fittest no matter what water craft your on. I say bring all your boards and grab whichever works best.
    Check some footage from last september:
  18. Joenav

    Joenav New Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    I mean, it was dead high tide. And almost every wave sombody caught on a skimboard was a 100 yard liner. I have no simpathy. People were barely standing up surfing yesterday.
  19. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    I am an avid skimmer and surfer. I skim an exile or my herlihy and it definitely helps your surfing. Like others have said, you're probably surfing when the waves are skimmable so don't think you're the only one allowed to ride the waves. Go get a skimboard and gain some respect.
  20. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    and christ you're in DE its a skimboarders paradise with all this replenishment