Skimboarding 2008 session 01 — with Aya! [video] [photos]

June 17, 2008 · Print This Article

Jason finishes a short ride

It was a very late start to the skimboarding season this year, but I finally made it out to Chigasaki for my first skimming session of 2008.  Usually I start in early to mid-May.  However, cyclo-camping became the new rage this spring, thus a late skimboarding season start.

It was Aya’s very first time to skimboard!  She is a surfer and snowboarder, so she got the basics down impressively fast.

video after the break

The conditions weren’t that good this time, but we were both able to manage some decent rides anyway.  We learned that due to the typhoon last September, offshore conditions changed so that Chigasaki is not likely to get good waves again anytime soon.  So I am thinking to, perhaps heretically, switch to another beach!


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hitting a small wave after the wave ending up in the deep small rear splash Jason eating a sandwich


4 Responses to “Skimboarding 2008 session 01 — with Aya! [video] [photos]”

  1. on June 23rd, 2008 5:27 PM

    Aya put down some impressive rides- far better than I on my first time out- I don’t think I could stay on the board for the second it took me to fall off. Good work 😉


  2. aya
    on June 24th, 2008 9:45 PM

    Thank s Mike, am I better than you??? It was really difficult to stay on the bord but fun!
    I wanna go again! but surfing too, since we watched the surf movie!! Jason.


  3. on June 25th, 2008 1:16 AM

    You were definitely better than me on my first try! Now, hmm, I’ve done it a few times- it might be a tough competition!


  4. on June 25th, 2008 2:15 AM

    Yes, Aya learned the mechanics of skimboarding quickly, now she just needs more speed and power.

    Mike, you should try it again the next time we go to Izu!


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