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Skim boarding is a popular sport that can be done year round along the shores of South Florida. As a growing competitive sport, a lesson from a professional can greatly improve your skills. Our skim boarding instructors are seasoned professionals that compete on a regular basis. They stay current with the latest tricks and maneuvers and can share their secrets with you. Lessons are available 7 days a week!

Call us today to reserve a lesson with one of our experienced instructors. 954-427-4929
Skim Lessons 1.5 Hours
Private - 1 students $60
Small Group - 2 students $50/person
Large Group - 3 or more students

Call us today to reserve a lesson with one of our experienced instructors. 954-427-4929

Stand Up Paddle Lesson FAQ

  1. What is the minimum age for skim lessons?

    It is recommended that students be at least five years old before they begin lessons.

  2. Where will the skim lessons be held?

    Lessons are usually done on Deerfield Beach on the North side of the peir. However, on request, an instructor may be able to hold the lessons at your hotel or other South Florida beach.

  3. How long is a lesson usually?

    A standard lesson lasts 90 minutes. Thirty minutes are allowed for beach safety and travel to the beach; then at least one hour of time in the water.

  4. What should I bring with me to the lesson?

    You should bring a towel, sunscreen, and a camera for lot of great photo opportunities.

  5. It is cutomary to tip the instructor?

    Just like any service business, tips are always appreciated but not required. A standard 10%-20% is always appreciated if you feel it was a good lesson.


The earliest records of skim boarding date back to the 1920’s. The best board for beginners are square ones, though they come in circles, ovals and teardrops also. The best size to start with in most cases stands about mid-chest. The principal of skimboarding is to hydroplane across the thin water of a receding wave, though tricks can be done in bigger waves. When riding out on the water on a skimboard, tricks and flips are attempted when coming into contact with an incoming wave. The real trick is in the landing.
Skimboarding lessons provided by: Island Camps, Inc.

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