Delaware is a mecca for skimming, which becomes more popular every year. Now, two local boys are helping youngsters develop quickly.
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As with any sport, accidents happen. The good news is that since skimmers are never too far from shore, anxious parents can easily keep an eye out for injuries. If there is an accident, the skimmer is easily reached. Fortunately, “There aren’t too many ‘Baywatch’ situations happening,” Mahoney says.
Come chilly weather, Wilson heads to warmer climates to surf and skim. Skimmers who can’t escape the cold can stay in shape by snowboarding or skateboarding. “Most skimmers are very, very good athletes and excel in other sports, especially crossover board sports,” Wheeler says.
He credits the balance, speed and strength that skimming helps develop. “Stay away from the Xbox, PS3 and TV, and get out and exercise,” he says.
In other words, just hang loose, dude.