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Skimboarding lesson at Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Lucas

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese

What you'll do

Skimboarding is a water sport where you catch waves on a skimboard—a board that's similar to a surfboard but smaller and without fins. Skimboarding is different from surfing in that you don't paddle out to catch waves, but rather skim along the shorebreak. I'll teach you about safety protocol, and get you sliding on a thin layer of water. You might even catch a wave on your first day. You can also ask me anything about skimboarding and living the local lifestyle in Rio.
Other things to note
Bring a swimsuit, sunscreen, and be ready to get in the water.
Skimboarding is a water sport where you catch waves on a skimboard—a board that's similar to a surfboard but smaller and without fins. Skimboarding is different from surfing in that you don't paddle out to catch waves, but rather skim along the shorebreak. I'll teach you about safety protocol, and get you sliding on a thin layer of water. You might even catch a wave on your first day. You can also ask me anything about skimboarding and living the…

Lucas's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will lend each guest one of my very own Skimboards, based on their weight...
From $35
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Lucas

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm the founder of OndaSkim, which promotes the sport and offers lessons in skimboarding. I've been a professional skimboarder for over a decade and I have been to multiple countries to teach at the most recognized skim schools.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at beautiful Ipanema Beach in the South Zone of Rio. If the wind conditions are bad, we will meet at Posto 8 and possibly go to Praia do Diabo, a five-minute walk from our meeting point.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Carlos
January 2021
O Lucas é show!! Superpontual. Muito carismático, atencioso e educado. Meu filho em sua primeira aula aprendeu bastante com ele e ficou mais motivado. Recomendo como instrutor.
Dustygold
December 2017
From our first experience on board, Lucas took the time to introduce us to all the steps and to find our rhythm to get on board. He’s super positive and give us enough confidence so at the end we manage to stay on it, which is amazing for slow learners like us. He observe and show us directly our mistakes. Super expérience and the goal was to enjoy and we did so much. Thanks ! Wish you all the best.
From our first experience on board, Lucas took the time to introduce us to all the steps and to find our rhythm to get on board. He’s super positive and give us enough confidence s…
Kim
September 2017
This class was so much fun! Lucas was so friendly and accommodating as I went to the lesson a complete beginner. He went above and beyond in making me feel comfortable and helping the nerves disappear with clear instructions and demonstrations of basic skimboarding techniques. I got a lots of individualized attention, and discovered a new sport that I love. Lucas is awesome! He even accompanied me to the local Sunday market in Ipanema that was a few blocks from the lesson location as I was alone in Rio. I would recommend this class wholeheartedly to anyone even thinking about it. Bring your friends too!
This class was so much fun! Lucas was so friendly and accommodating as I went to the lesson a complete beginner. He went above and beyond in making me feel comfortable and helping…
Everton
September 2017
A aula foi muito irada, altíssimo padrão clima totalmente agradável uma vibe indescritível, o mar contribuiu muito, ou seja, deu para fazer um bom aproveito do tempo. Sem contar com a paciência e a experiência que o Lucas possui, então passa muita confiança no que está fazendo, vejo que minha evolução no Skim será rápida. 🌊🏄🏻
A aula foi muito irada, altíssimo padrão clima totalmente agradável uma vibe indescritível, o mar contribuiu muito, ou seja, deu para fazer um bom aproveito do tempo. Sem contar co…
Alfonso
August 2017
Realicé esta experiencia sin saber nada de Skimboard. Sin embargo Lucas me hizo una muy buena introducción del deporte, el cual se nota que le apasiona, lo que resultó en una clase muy práctica y con objetivos muy bien planteados según el tiempo. También fue muy paciente y dinámico a la hora de la clase. Además de todo lo anterior, Lucas tomó varias fotos y videos para poder recordar ese gran momento. Una experiencia única y divertida que deberían realizar al visitar Rio.
Realicé esta experiencia sin saber nada de Skimboard. Sin embargo Lucas me hizo una muy buena introducción del deporte, el cual se nota que le apasiona, lo que resultó en una clase…
Blaine
August 2017
My skimboarding lesson with Lucas was fantastic. His knowledge of the beaches, the waves, the wind, etc was phenomenal. He communicates very well in the English language. I was very impressed with his professionalism and he took the time to get to know me and what i wanted to get out of my skim lesson. I would recommend Lucas and the skim lesson as a really fun activity for beginners or even intermediate or expert skimboarders looking to find good spots and learning the local environment. Five stars without a doubt.
My skimboarding lesson with Lucas was fantastic. His knowledge of the beaches, the waves, the wind, etc was phenomenal. He communicates very well in the English language. I was v…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water

Sunscreen