On a May afternoon Marty, Matt and Riley from LS Skim decided to quench their thirst by hitting up Alki Beach in West Seattle for a skim sesh. Nice weather and tide pools, can’t beat that.
Tell us about Alki Beach:
It’s a great place to skim on a negative tide or something close to it. It’s a pretty chill spot because it can’t be seen from the road so if you were just driving by you’d never even know it was there. People who are walking their dogs or rollerblading by are often blown away by skimboarding for one reason or another. I’ve seen multiple people taking video/photos on their cell phones in recent days.
Shore break, Tide pools, Stream?
We mostly ride one main tide pool there. It’s usually about bath water temperature and pretty nice to step foot into. On a bit higher tide days there is some shore break riding that isn’t all that bad.
Why drive to Alki?
Alki is just a really chill spot that has one of the best backdrops while riding. I love being able to get done with a run and just take a second and look at the Seattle skyline. It’s one of the best places to ride in my opinion if the conditions are good.
Any events at Alki this year?
On Saturday July 10th the Anchor Point Open will be taking place in this awesome spot. With a tide of -2.5 at 1030am we should get between four and five hours of solid riding with a number of obstacles and fun flat ground area. The more people the better. There will also be a demo the New Line of 2010 Kayotics Skimboards.
PS: it’s a free event.