These boards are typically oval in shape. If you can look at the top of a board and wonder “which way is the front?” you’re most likely looking at a skim style board. These boards can be made by hand or compression molded, it just depends on the manufacturer and model. They typically utilize a small single fin (or no fin at all) and have sharper rails with a flatter profile. Staying with the wave on these boards without pumping can, at times, be a little easier than surf style boards. However, you sacrifice some stability due to the smaller fin. Looking for 360's, shuv-its, and all around performance fun? Skim is your answer!