Chad Crawford's skating the surf's edge as he shows you how to Skimboard on Melbourne Beach.

    8-Year-Old Roman Teaches Us How to Skimboard (Video)

    By How to Do Florida

    Hydroplaning along the water's edge and charging down the sand to rush the breakers are the unsung warriors of wave-riding. Don't confuse skimboarding with the foam boogie boards you can pick up at a convience store. Skimboarding has a professional circuit — and once you feel that rush from balancing atop a fraction of inch of water as the sand speeds beneath you with the wind in your hair after you learn how to skimboard, you'll understand why. With a small investment in a board and a little practice, you'll rule the beach.