British Columbia

British Columbia Canada is one of the worlds biggest flatland skimboarding locations. The people of BC crave action sports and outdoor recreation. Skimboarding is just another way to get on a board and get after it. British Columbia's skimboarding scene is scattered with shorelines and inlets not to mention lakes and shallow pools dotted across the province. The history of skimboarding runs deep particularly in places like Spanish Banks where people have been skimming for over 50 years. Some of the bigger scenes have crews that bring rails and get into it and other areas you'll find a handful of kids on vacation just enjoying the sunshine and skimming until the tide comes in.

Boundary Bay Tsawwassen

Boundary Bay is the home of Kayotics Skimboards. This is where founder John Minns assembled his first team of riders. The local community of Tsawwassen and Boundary Bay produced some of the best flatland skimboarders in the world. The conditions for skimboarding in the bay are about as good as it gets. Huge low tides and warm tidal pools allows for hours of summer days spent skimming and progressing.

Spanish Banks

Spanish Banks may be the mecca of flatland skimboarding. It's extremely low tides and silty almost mud like tidal pools allow for the longest rides you will ever get on a skimboard. It's really hard packed so watch out on those bails because it feels like concrete. With the beautiful city scape of the vancouver skyline in the background you can get that post card worthy photo. In the evening the sun sets west and the beach glows golden brown. Spanish Banks is vancouvers biggest beach and attracts tourists from all over the world. If you are skimboarding you are likely to have more than a few people watching at one time and many either asking to try it or what this weird sport is you are doing.

White Rock East Beach

White Rock British Columbia is one of the lower mainlands most popular skimboarding destinations. With long curving tidal pools and a great boardwalk with shops and restaurants it really has it all. East beach is on First Nations land and has a huge gravel parking which you pay for the day. If you head up the strip you can pay at the meters but it's much more expensive and you are feeding a meter all day long. It's also much harder to find a spot. There is plenty of skim up the way but if you are planning a full day of skimming and/or bringing rails or ramps to the beach it's always easier to park at the east beach gravel lot.