What Size Skim Board Do I Need?

If you’re wondering what size skim board you need, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Skim boarding, or skimming, is aSurfing-related boardsport in which a person uses a small board to ride on an ocean wave’s crest and ‘skim’ or ‘skate’ across the water’s surface. Unlike surfing, skimboarding begins on the beach by dropping the board onto the thin washing of previous waves.

What is a skim board?

A skim board (sometimes spelled “skimbord”) is a small flat board used in the sport of skimboarding. The purpose of a skim board is to provide a handheld platform for the rider to patiently wait for oncoming waves, then glide across the water’s surface at high speeds with their feet firm plant on top of the board.

How to choose the right size skim board

When you are first starting out, it is important to choose the right size skim board. If you are too small for the board, you will not be able to control it. If you are too big for the board, you will not be able to perform the tricks you want to. The best way to find the right size skim board is to go to a local surf shop and try out a few boards.


One of the biggest determining factors for what size skim board you need is your weight. A good rule of thumb is that the heavier you are, the bigger the skim board should be. This is because a bigger board will gives you more floatation and stability on the water.

If you are a beginner, it is especially important to choose a big board. A big board will make it easier for you to catch waves and stay balanced on your board. Once you get more experience, you can move to a smaller board if you want to.


The first factor to consider when choosing a skimboard is your height. You want a board that is about hip height. This will give you the best control and allow you to do the most tricks. If you are very tall, you may want to go with a larger board. If you are shorter, you may want to go with a smaller board.


There are three main things to consider when choosing the right size skim board for you: your weight, your height, and your age.

For younger riders (under the age of 10), we recommend starting with a smaller board. As you grow and become a stronger rider, you can move up to a larger board.

For riders over the age of 10, we recommend going with a board that is around 41”-45” long. This is a good all-around size that will work for most riders. If you are on the taller or heavier side, you may want to go with a 46”-50” long board.

As far as weight limit goes, most boards can accommodate riders up to 200 pounds. However, if you are on the heavier side, we recommend going with a larger board to make sure it can support your weight.


There is no definitive answer to the question of what size skim board you need. It depends on a variety of factors, including your height, weight, and skill level. If you’re just starting out, it’s probably best to go with a smaller board. You can always upgrade to a bigger one later on.