Skimboard or wall hanger?

This is a question I face after finishing any board in which I have devoted an ample amount of time into. The main argument for making a board into a wall hanger is that the wax will cover up the graphics, thus hindering full appreciation of its beauty. The main argument for waxing a new […]


Post Stock Session…

After a very successful and entertaining Savary Stock, business had to be taken care of on the beach. I mean what good is building boards without the research and development to back them up? Further motivation to get out and skim in a semi-impaired state came from the presence of a friend to ride with. […]


Bump it up a Notch…

The Felchionary “Definitions for all your skimming needs”   Bump it up a Notch: All to often we find that comfort can take presidence over progression in the shallows. One can find it quite easy to accept their current level of progression and in doing so maintain a level of skimboarding that stays stagnant. Most […]


Riding a wave…

The Felchionary “Definitions for all your skimming needs” Riding a Wave: The pursuit for the ultimate line can push the limits and boundaries of what you thought was skimmable territory. The result of pushing too far can be seen in an earlier post highlighting the best bail shots of 2011. Yet if you manage to […]


Shoot the Duck

The Felchionary “Definitions for all your skimming needs”   Shoot the Duck: Fooled you!!! No, unfortunately we’re not playing Duck Hunt on Nintendo. Although we probably should be, come to think of it… Believe it or not, shooting the duck is actually a skimboarding move that was adapted from the world of professional figure skating. […]


Skimboard for a cause…

Savary Stock is the biennial celebration organized by the Savary Island Land Trust Society to raise money for the trust’s efforts and educate the masses about island stewardship. Included within the celebration are: local musical performances throughout the day, BBQ’s grilling up delicious treats, beer and wine gardens serving locally crafted beverages, kids activities and […]


How to end the year off properly…

Throughout my years of skimboarding I have encountered a recurring problem when welcoming new faces into the skim culture. Often times when someone is asked to come out and skim with the crew the return response is: “I’m not really good enough to be out there riding with you guys.” While this may be true […]


Fattest Session of Twenty-Eleven…

As 2011 draws to a close the notion of making resolutions to better ones self are thrust upon us. Personally, I disagree with this practice. What is the point of making phony unachievable goals on an arbitrary day? Therefor I propose an alternative solution to finish out the year; reflection on the highlights that made […]


T’is the season…

Merry Christmas to one and all from Felch Skimboards. In this season of giving I was very surprised to receive a custom made neon sign adorning my own logo. Pretty bad-ass I must say, check it out: In the coming new year you can expect regular weekly updates every Wednesday from Felch Skimboards. I’ll help […]


The Collaboration Imagination Station…

Under VERY special circumstances I open up my workshop to collaborate with a close friend and build a skimboard; sharing the experience and giving the person an opportunity to be involved in the building process. This doesn’t happen very often because the privileged one is privy to my most closely guarded secrets and I need […]