When you are blessed to live near the coast, is there a better way to spend a summer day with your family than on the water? Indeed it’s a great idea, but water sports are usually expensive and require many types of equipment. Because of this, many families end up going to the beach just to enjoy the scenic beauty instead of venturing out onto the water.
Recently, I got a chance to interview skimboarding instructor, Dax Kenny. Ten years ago he started a camp at Spanish Banks beach and has been encouraging the sport ever since.
Skimboarding is a daring, inexpensive and low-risk sport.
“This sport keeps you physically active and when it’s practiced at its best, it adds lots of adventure,” says Kenny. “There are so many tricks that can be added to maximize the thrill and excitement of the sport and still be safe. It is relatively easy to learn, no matter what age you are. Kids especially love this sport. After just a few days of regular practice they have much more confidence“.
Cool, eh? Yes! Skimboarding is a daring, inexpensive and low-risk sport. Excited to try a new adventure? First-timers can read more about skimboarding here.
Kenny guides his students in the ABC’s of skimboarding technique. Aug 6 through Aug 9, the Roundhouse offers a four-day skimboard camp to children ages 10 – 18 headed by Kenny. After skimboarding, participants, instructors and youth workers will spend more time at the beach playing games and chilling. Visit the Roundhouse Youth program page for registration costs and further details.
Do you have skimboarding stories you would like to share? We’d love to hear them.
By Geetanjali Rohatgi, Roundhouse Blog Team. Geetanjali is a committed marketing analyst and an MBA graduate with 3 years of success in delivering strategic direction and planning to assist various companies to achieve their marketing goals. She now works as a social media enthusiast on creating strategies to promote businesses on different social media platforms. A recent arrival to Canada, she is excited to share her unique perspective of Vancouver and the Roundhouse.