Head down to the beach and you are sure to find dozens of fun things to do in San Diego. If you’re looking to try something new and don’t feel like just passively relaxing on the sand, give skimboarding a try.
PB Surf Shop offers rentals of all kinds of beach gear that will have you enjoying the great San Diego weather and taking advantage of the cool waters of the Pacific. Skimboards are thin wooden boards that allow you to skim along the surface of the water right where the water meets the shore. Slide the board out in front of you, run to catch up to it, hop on, and enjoy the ride. Even the smallest ankle-high waves provide a thrill and can shoot you and the board up into the air when you’re on a skimboard. Skimboards are perfect, even for beginners because there is no paddling out to catch waves and getting knocked around as you try to even make it out to where the waves are breaking. Sure, you might have difficulty staying on your feet the first few times, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be having a blast as you discover what makes skimboarding one of the best things to do in San Diego.
Skimboards can be rented at PB Surf Shop for $7 an hour or $12 for a full day. If you are vacationing in PB and feel like you will want to use the skimboard longer, overnight rentals, three day rentals, and week-long rentals are also available. Of course, if you don’t want to spend all day at the beach, or you need a break from all of the skimboarding, Pacific Beach is a great place to be as there are numerous bars and restaurants right along the beach where you can escape the sun for a bit and recharge before heading back out to the surf with your skimboard. While strolling along the boardwalk in PB you might even get ideas for other fun things to do in San Diego this weekend.
Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that includes a day of skimboarding with an in-the-know local who can give some advice to a novice. Funbassadors get the chance to share their skimboarding passion, as well as their skimboards, and pick up some spending money while enjoying a day at the beach.