Welcome to the skimboard shop! We offer a wide range of premium quality boards and surf equipment for beginners and professionals alike. Discover our range of skimboards, kicks, grip pads, wax and much more.

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Our team of experts have years of experience in watersports and are on hand to answer any questions you may have to ensure you find the right equipment for your needs. We also stock a variety of well-known brands so you can find exactly what you're looking for.

In addition to our wide range of ski boards and equipment, we also offer a comprehensive range of services, such as repairs and advice on maintaining your equipment. We have everything you need for your next adventure on the water.

Just drop by and discover our great selection of boards and equipment. We look forward to helping you choose the perfect skimboard and accessories!

The history of skimboarding

Skimboarding, a sport that involves gliding across the water on a flat board, was invented around 1920 in Laguna Beach, California. Lifeguards George Griffeth and his friend Jimmy built round redwood disks that they towed behind a boat. These first skimboards were about five feet long and were connected by three oak strips. The design was more like a wakeboard than the skimboards of today.

The locals in Laguna Beach began to expand the traditional round boards into oval shapes to make it easier to ride the waves breaking right on the shore. This marked the beginning of the skimboarding renaissance. George Griffeth, later regarded as the pioneer of skimboarding, joined the sport at the age of around 11.
Originally the activity was called "skidboarding", but when the company Victoria Skimboards was founded in 1976, the name changed to "skimboarding".
Over time, two main disciplines of skimboarding developed: wave skimboarding and flatland skimboarding. Wave skimboarding takes place in the waves, while flatland skimboarding is practiced on shallow water such as rivers, lakes and ponds.

The sport quickly spread across Northwest Canada and Europe in the following decades and gained popularity. Small skimboarding communities emerged, practicing on various bodies of water, including urban locations.
The first annual World Skimboarding Championships were held at Aliso Beach in 1976. From this point onwards, skimboarding was no longer seen as just a leisure activity, but as a serious water sport.

In the 1980s, the company Victoria Skimboards introduced fiberglass and resin coatings on foam skimboards, which led to a technological advancement of the sport. Skimboards were increasingly offered in surf stores alongside surfboards.

Although the sport experienced a decline in the 1990s, it regained popularity in the following years. New magazines and competitions were launched, and skimboarding gained new fans and participants.

Today, skimboarding is heavily influenced by surfing and skateboarding, but also has its own unique identity. It is a sport that is not dependent on wave or wind conditions and can be practiced in shallow water areas with suitable obstacles. Skimboarding requires skill, body control and athleticism.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is responsible for the administration of skimboarding, although the sport has yet to receive an official world championship under the organization's umbrella.

Some of the best-known brands in skimboarding are Victoria Skimboards, Exile Skimboards and Zap Skimboards, which produce high-quality boards with advanced technologies.

Which skimboard should I buy?

Aloha dear skimboarding fan!

We understand that choosing the right skimboard can be a challenging task. There are many different builds, materials and sizes to consider. But don't worry, we are here to help you!

In our surf store we have a category for skimboards where we answer the most common questions about buying a skimboard in our FAQs. In addition, we have created a skimboard guide to help you find the perfect skimboard for your individual needs.

We know you may have more questions and we are ready to help you with your purchase decision. We want to make sure you find the skimboard that suits you and gives you lots of fun.

Don't hesitate to ask us your questions. We are here to help you and make sure you make the best choice. Hakuna Matata!

Hakuna Matata,
Steve from Surfganico Surfshop

Discover the variety of our skimboards

At Surfganico Surfshop, everything revolves around skimboarding and the variety of skimboards that go with it. We have a large selection of waveskimboards and skimboards especially for flat and calm waters. Whether you prefer a wooden board with or without foam or are looking for a lightweight high-performance epoxy board, you'll find it here. In our skimboards category, you can find out how to find the perfect skimboard for you. Take a look and discover our range.

In conclusion, if you're at the beginning of your skimboarding career, you don't need a high-performance epoxy skimboard. Instead, we recommend a solid and durable board that is forgiving of small mistakes and therefore offers you more fun.

Our skimboard recommendation

You need these skimboard accessories!

When it comes to equipping your skimboard perfectly, we offer all the skimboard accessories you need. In our range you will find a large selection of different tail kicks, tail pads, surf wax, board socks and bags for your skimboard. We want to make sure you are well equipped to get the most out of your skimboarding experience.

It is important to note that you should not skimp on skimboard accessories. A high-quality board sock or bag offers your surfboard protection and ensures that you can enjoy your board for a long time. By protecting your board from scratches, bumps and other damage, you can extend its lifespan and continue to enjoy the waves.

We invite you to explore our wide range of skimboard accessories. Find the right products to suit your needs and preferences and make sure your surfboard is optimally equipped. Have fun browsing and enjoy skimboarding!

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Extend durability - skimboard bags!

To maximize the durability of your skimboard, we offer a selection of different bags and socks especially for skimboards. By using these protective covers, you can protect your skimboard from harmful UV rays and external influences. Our board socks and bags are designed to ensure long-lasting enjoyment of your skimboard.

It is important to emphasize that using a skimboard sock or bag can significantly extend the life of your board. By protecting your board from sunlight, scratches and other damage, you can ensure that it will last you a long time. Rely on our high-quality board covers to protect your skimboard.

We invite you to discover our selection of skimboard socks and bags and choose the right product for your board. By using these protective covers, you are investing in the long-term durability and value retention of your skimboard.

Our skimboard cover recommendation

For optimum grip - skimboard pads!

We present an extensive selection of grip pads for your skimboard, making slipping a thing of the past. Our grip pads come in different shapes and colors to suit your individual preferences. Whether you prefer a one-piece, two-piece, three-piece grippad or simply a kicktail, you'll find the right grippad here. Convince yourself of our premium quality, which offers you a secure footing on your skimboard.

For radical maneuvers and to take your skills to a new level, a tail pad with kick is definitely essential. A kicktail grip pad gives you additional control and stability to perform demanding tricks and maneuvers. The firm grip provided by the grip pad allows you to control your skimboard in any situation.

We invite you to discover our range of Grippads and choose the perfect model for your needs. Give your skimboard the firm grip you need for your adventures on the water.

Our Skimboard Grippad recommendation

Your perfect grip with the smell of freedom.

We provide you with environmentally friendly surf wax that has been specially developed for skimboards. Our wax is suitable for all water temperatures and areas of use. Before you start your surf session, apply the wax to your skimboard to create a natural grip. Enjoy the scent of freedom and prepare yourself mentally for your next adventure.

The skimboard wax not only offers a pleasant scent, but also a reliable grip on your board. With the right layer of wax, you can position your feet firmly on the board and have optimum control over the skimboard. Whether you're riding small waves or performing radical maneuvers, the wax provides the grip you need to improve your performance.

We attach great importance to environmentally friendly products, which is why our surf wax is eco-friendly and biodegradable. So not only can you enjoy the benefits of a good grip, you can also protect nature.

Explore our range of skimboard wax and find the right product for you. With our wax, you can look forward to a safe and controlled ride on your skimboard.

Our skimboard surf wax recommendation

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