It's time for another skimboarding spot check and this time we sat down with German team rider Friedrich Fluh. Friedrich's home skim spot is in Scharbeutz, Germany and here's some information on the spot. And don't forget you can find more skimboard spots on our hand skimboard spot map here: Skimboard Spot Map.
Q. How’s the skimboarding at this spot?
A. The main season for skimboarding in Scharbeutz is the off season for the tourists. The best days are in spring, fall and winter. You need to wear a wetsuit in the cold times to survive the cold. The beach is pretty clean the sand is kind of Caribbean quality.
View our Skim Spot map and get directions to Scharbeutz
Q. What are the best tides for this skim spot?
A. We don’t really have big tides 40cm (1,3 ft.). To have perfect conditions we need to have special wind directions like west wind, which always gives you perfect flat.
Q. Who can you find skimboarding there?
A. Daniel and I (BeachBreakers) are skimboarding in Scharbeutz all year. In summer you find some more skimboarders along the coast.
Q. Any unique features that separate this spot from other beaches?
A. Sadly we don’t have a lot of logs laying around or huge mountains in the background. We are always taking things from the city like trash cans or construction things. Ah and I’ve forgot about the german beach chair standing around over the summer time. Which is probably something different to other spots.
Q. Anything you need to watch out for? Shells? Glass? Sharks? Bums?
A. In the summer time you have to watch out for kids, most of the parents don't really know what kind of feeling it is kicking a board into the legs. And in the wintertime you got to watch out for the dogs. Some of them react aggressive.
Q. What are the pros and cons of this skim spot?
A. The spot is right next to the parking area you just need to walk a short way to the spot. Carrying ramps and boxes isn't that hard. The contra of the spot is definitely the dependence of the wind. Sometime we would wish to have big tides.
Video by EqualMotion from our trip to Germany in 2013 that also features this skim spot.