D6 has reinvented the skimboard for kids just in time for summer. The board is called the D6 SurfSkimmer. What makes this different from a skimboard, is that it has an extension arm and handle (their Gripper Technology) to help kids ages 6 – 12 quickly learn how to skim the surf safely.
The SurfSkimmer is to a skimboard as a scooter to a skateboard. It’ll help newbies get the hang of skimming the surf, help them keep their balance, and give them more confidence. Once they get the gist of it, the extension and handle can be removed to skim like the pros.
40 of us and our families were scheduled to test the surf skimmer as part of D6 Sports’ east coast launch in Belmar. Unfortunately, that was the day Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall. But we didn’t let that stop us. We were all troopers, drove to Belmar from Atlantic City, and our kids took on the SurfSkimmer challenge.
My 11-year-old had the opportunity to try it out for about 10 minutes. Since she’s familiar with riding a scooter, the handle was comforting. Eastern Lines instructors were on hand to give pointers. She had to get her timing right to glide along the surf, and when she did she was able to accomplish it briefly a couple of times. We’ll put in an order for one of these, and on a sunny day take it for a long test run. I’m sure she’ll be the envy of most kids on the beach when she shows up with her shiny new D6SurSkimmer.
We’ve sat on various beaches over the years, and have watched skimboarders in awe. My daughter would love to join them one day, and I think this would be the best item to build her skills to achieve her goal. Frankly, I think this will be a big hit once kids see it in use. Kids can’t hang ten with one of these, but eventually they’ll be able to catch some air with the extension and handle removed, and it’ll be an epic day! Catch you down the shore sharing some #JerseyLove!
Below is a video showing you the product in action. They’re accepting online orders now, and I scored a 20% discount for my readers until June 30th using the promo code JERSEYLOVE.
Disclaimer: D6 Sports generously sponsored the afternoon. All opinions are my own.