Skimboarding is a recreational physical activity that involves gliding across shallow water on a wooden board. Typically, skimboarders first push the board ahead of them on shallow water; they then run after the moving board and jump on to it; and they then glide on the shallow waters, sometimes moving out into shallow waves or back toward the shore. In addition to these basic moves, advanced skimboarders may attempt to ride higher waves or perform tricks, such as 360 shove-its, wraps, and big spins. Balancing on the board the board can be difficult due to its small surface area.
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Skimboarding is practiced informally.
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Scarborough Bluffs7 Brimley Rd SouthScarborough, ON M1M 3W3
Woodbine Beach Park1675 Lake Shore Blvd EToronto, ON M4L 3W6http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/311/index.htm
Burlington Beach1094 Lakeshore RdBurlington, ON L7S 1A7
Ashbridges Bay1561 Lake Shore Blvd EastToronto, ON M4L 3W6
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