Embrace the Shore Pound and Discover the Thrill of Skimboarding with Shore lb.

Embrace the Shore Pound and Discover the Thrill of Skimboarding with Shore lb.

At Shore lb. we celebrate the thrill of skimboarding and the resilience it represents. Founded by Chris Ellison and his wife Tiffany, our brand is deeply rooted in the love of skimboarding and the inevitable battering that comes with a heavy shore pound. But skimboarding is more than just a sport; it's a metaphor for life's challenges and triumphs. Whether you're a seasoned rider or new to the sport, skimboarding offers an exciting way to connect with the ocean and your inner strength.

What is Skimboarding?

Skimboarding is a dynamic water sport that combines elements of surfing and skateboarding. Unlike traditional surfing, skimboarding starts on the beach. Riders run towards the water, drop their skimboard on the thin layer of water left by receding waves, and glide along the shore or into the waves. It's an exhilarating activity that offers endless fun and excitement for all ages and skill levels.

Why Skimboarding?

  1. Accessible Adventure: Skimboarding is an easy-to-learn sport that doesn't require big waves or deep water. A shallow, sandy beach is all you need to start gliding. It's perfect for beachgoers looking for a new way to enjoy the ocean.

  2. Full-Body Workout: Skimboarding provides a fantastic workout, strengthening your core, improving balance, and boosting cardiovascular health. The combination of running, balancing, and maneuvering on the board offers a comprehensive workout that's both fun and effective.

  3. Community and Camaraderie: Skimboarding has a vibrant and welcoming community. From local meetups to competitions, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow enthusiasts, share tips, and celebrate your love for the sport.

  4. Resilience and Fun: Skimboarding teaches you to embrace challenges and bounce back, much like life itself. At Shore lb. we believe in taking life's poundings as they come, getting up, brushing yourself off, and enjoying every moment.

Getting Started with Skimboarding

  1. Find Your Spot: Choose a beach with a shallow, sandy shore where waves break gently. This provides the perfect conditions for learning and practicing skimboarding.

  2. Learn the Basics:

    • Run and Drop: Practice the run-drop technique. Hold your board by its rails, run towards the water, and drop the board smoothly onto the thin layer of water.
    • Glide and Balance: After dropping the board, hop on quickly and keep your weight centered. Practice gliding along the shoreline to get a feel for balancing on the board.
    • Turning and Tricks: Once you're comfortable gliding, try turning the board by shifting your weight and using your toes and heels to steer. As you progress, you can experiment with tricks and riding into waves.
  3. Safety Tips: Always be mindful of your surroundings and the beach conditions. Avoid rocky areas and ensure the water is clear of obstacles. Wearing a rash guard or wetsuit can protect your skin from scrapes and the sun.

Join the Shore lb. Community

At Shore lb. we're more than just a brand; we're a community of enthusiasts who celebrate the spirit of resilience and adventure. Our founder, Chris Ellison, established Shore lb. to share his love of skimboarding and support causes close to his heart. A former lifeguard and long-time supporter of the Vero Beach Lifeguards Association, Chris continues to give back to the community, supporting local charities in Florida and his roots in Tennessee.

Shore lb. Apparel

While we don't sell skimboards, we offer a range of apparel that embodies the spirit of skimboarding and the shore pound. Our tees are designed for those who embrace life's challenges and enjoy every wave that comes their way. Each piece reflects our commitment to quality, community, and the love of the ocean.

Visit our website to explore our collection, learn more about skimboarding, and join the Shore lb. community. Let’s hit the beach and ride the waves together!

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