Skim boarding taking off in Parksville

It’s official: skimboarding is taking off in these parts as more and more riders are sprouting up in the tide pools down at Parksville Bay.

It’s official: skimboarding is taking off in these parts as more and more             riders are sprouting up in the tide pools down at Parksville Bay. “It’s great -- I love it

It’s official: skimboarding is taking off in these parts as more and more riders are sprouting up in the tide pools down at Parksville Bay. “It’s great -- I love it

It’s official: skimboarding is taking off in these parts as more and more riders are sprouting up in the tide pools down at Parksville Bay.

“It’s great — I love it,” a tanned Nick Taekema, 17 (top), puffed between runs at a log jump he and his buddies (including James Dixon, 16, right) had set up on Wednesday.

There were, by our count, about 10 skimboarders scattered around the big beach tearing up the H2O that day.