Monday, February 16, 2009

Skim Spot Check #1: Alki Beach Seattle, WA

Skimboard Spots: There is relatively little information online about flatland skimboarding locations. A lot of people are unaware of how many locations there are to skim, and how many have yet to be found! Here at DB Skimboards we check out just about every spot we can, and are finding new spots all the time. We'll be sharing some of our favorite spots with you weekly so you can check some of them out yourself.

Alki Beach, West Seattle, WA

Alki Beach is located across the West Seattle bridge along the boardwalk (click here for directions) The Skimboard spot at Alki consists of there skimmable locations: the tide line, tide pools, and small streams that run down the beach into the ocean.

The sand is very soft and forgiving, and the tide pools do not have many rocks in them and vary in size and depth. We hit this spot at a relatively high tide (+1) but still found it to have tons of great spots to throw down. If you catch Alki at negative tide there are many more tide pools and a much larger beach is exposed.

Be sure to check this one out if you are in the Seattle area, bring your skimboard, and your camera and take advantage of the great sand, and epic views of the Seattle skyline.

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