In the Pacific Northwest we are literally surrounded by water and that means we spend a lot of time hanging out at the beach. And, while the water is still too cold here to do much swimming in the sound, we still like to get in the water as much as we can. And, now we’ve got even more reason to hit the beach this summer with the arrival of the D6 Sports SurfSkimmer for review.
For those of you who don’t live at the beach, you probably haven’t heard of skimboarding, but around here it’s all the rage with the teens and 20-somethings who enjoy shredding and doing tricks on large surfboard-like skimboards. Unlike surfing that is done in the deeper water, skimboarding is done right over the white wash on the beach and you basically skim the shallow surface of the water.
And, unlike surfing, you don’t need years of practice to be able to get up and ride with the introduction of the new SurfSkimmer to the market. The SurfSkimmer is just like a regular skimboard, but it also has a padded and removable handle that can move a full 180 degrees so that it can be pulled or ridden like a scooter. This extra security of the handle allows little riders to confidently balance and control the board, which allows them to take off on their own within minutes.
As soon as the D6 Sports SurfSkimmer arrived, we headed down to the beach to see how it worked. But, since my daughter has never tried anything like this before, we wanted to get her used to the idea of skimboarding before we let her loose.
We've only had the SurfSkimmer for a few days, but I'm really excited about all the different ways we can use it throughout the summer. The 41in board fits easily in our compact sedan trunk on top of our stroller, which means it's easy to take with us for days out or even on vacation with us. I know it's going to be a HUGE hit on our annual family vacation this year and it's going to be one of the first things we pack whenever we're headed to the beach.
And, when the kiddos are ready to ride like the pros, I love that the SurfSkimmer handle can be removed and it will turn into a full-fledged skimboard. My now you know how much I love multi-use and grow-with-you products and the SurfSkimmer is no exception. I love that I can start them young getting comfortable in the surf and work our way up until they can ride unassisted all day long.
The SurfSkimmer is recommended for ages 5-10, but it can be used by anyone up to the 150lb limit. It's 2-in-1 design makes it easy for even the little kids to get, but I love that even the teenagers and some adults can use it as well!
Want to see the D6 SurfSkimmer in action? Visit the D6 Sports site and check out the SurfSkimmer YouTube page, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Ready to buy? You can purchase a SurfSkimmer for $69.99 here.A big thank you to D6 Sports for sending the SurfSkimmer to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are 100% ours.