This week I’ve been indulging in the most primitive of coastal pastimes, skimming stones. It’s one of those brilliant activities that everyone and their dad is a professional at. My girlfriend and I went down to a beach on the south coast when the sea was mighty flat and practiced our skills.
Everybody has an opinion on the two main skimming elements: Stone choice and throwing technique. I’m definitely of the “get low to the ground and chuck it as hard as you can” approach. When it comes to the stone choosing, I always go for thin, palm size stones that have a slight oval shape too them. That could be a load of rubbish but it’s my technique. I imagine there is probably some university department somewhere, with too much time on their hands, that have researched the perfect stone shape and weight!
As I’ve previously mentioned, I love a good hoody. This week I’ve treated myself to a new Mendoza Jarse Hoody from Weird Fish, which I wore whilst skimming. It’s a lighter grey than my last one, which gives it a laid back appearance that would look great when worn at the beach during a long summer evening. It’s just as well made as the last and it’s made of a knit material, which is brushed on the inside to make it soft and a great insulator which will keep you nice and snug. A leather Weird Fish logo and toggles add to the already high in quality – low in fuss design.
I’m not sure if the hoody improved my already superb stone skimming skills, but on the day in question, I was on top form and had at least a couple of “five bouncers“!