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Skimboarding (or skimming) is a boardsport in which a skimboard (a smaller
counterpart to a surfboard without fins) is used to glide across the water's
surface. Skimboarding is a sport similar to surfing which takes place near the shore. The skimboarder stands about twenty feet from the ocean with skimboard in hand and waits for a wave. When they see a wave they run towards it with their skimboard still in hand. Upon reaching the wet sand they drop the board and jump onto it as quickly as possible.
Once on the board, the skimmer must remain as stable as possible and prepare to make the transition to the ocean. The skimmer then (hopefully) glides out into the ocean toward the oncoming wave, banks off of it, and rides it back into shore. There are many possibilities for riding the waves and this is where skimboarding gets really interesting. See Skimming 101 for a more detailed description of how to get on your board and prepare to ride a wave.
Most people know skimboarding as “that thing you do on the sand,” and while this is true, skimboarding has become so much more than that.
Modern skimboarding has evolved into a “real” sport where the limits are being tested by some of the best board riders on the planet.
Thanks to the extremely gradual slope of the beach and the packed nature of the sand, Malaysia Sea Sports offers excellent skimming opportunities. In fact, what makes this location so unique is the way the sand supports even a thin film of water, giving you just the smooth effortless sort of glides that you're after.
Give it a go with the tide coming in, the endless space will have you hooked in no time.