Getting a good grip on the skimboard is important to maintaining control and staying afloat. It can also be difficult for beginners and even for pros. These boards almost always have rounded edges — they would hardly be proper boards without that. Between this and their perpetual slipperiness in the water, holding on may be harder than it looks. It is all part of the learning process, but it could still be more convenient.
John Akerman thought so, and this man is a world champion at Wakesurfing. He gave celebrated skimboard company Zap a mission to make this challenging aspect a little less challenging, and they proved up to the task. The result is the Zap Whip Skimboard, which employs a brand-new technology called RidgeGrip. Running along the mid section is a 3/4" rail ridge that riders can grip with greater ease. This board is unique among its peers for this defining feature, and it is fantastic.
If your efforts to stay onboard frequently leave you treading water, the Zap Whip Skimboard may be right up your alley. If a world-class surfer feels the need to use one, there is no shame in anyone at any skill level breaking it out. You can get one today here at East Coast Skimboards. Hold on tight, because this one will take you for a ride.