White Rock Skimboarding

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Welcome

We are a summer recreational skimboarding company located in White Rock, British Columbia.
White Rock beach is home to some of the nicest flatland skimboarding available. Join us for some fun in the sun and learn how to skimboard at one of the premier beaches in Canada.

CAMPS

White Rock Skimboarding offers a series of great camps providing some fun in the sun while teaching kids ages 7 to 14 how to skimboard at one of the premier beaches in Canada. There are 6 camps to choose from during the summer of 2019. Click below for more info!

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PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are available for booking now! Anyone at any age is free to book a private lesson. Private lessons run through June to August. Click below for more info!


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SKIMBOARDS

We have just stocked our own custom limited edition WRS boards. We also rent boards on an hourly basis during camp times in July and August down at the beach.  If you would like to rent a skimboard outside of camp times, please contact us to set up a day for you to skimboard. Click below for more info!

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" Having fun leads to passion, passion leads to performance, performance leads to success! "
Alex Dobbie – Owner White Rock Skimboarding
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About the Company

As an avid skimboarder himself, Alex Dobbie launched White Rock Skimboarding early in 2014. Six months later he had a burgeoning business that continues to expand. The Peace Arch News referred to Alex as being “already ahead of the pack with a viable White Rock business that is making waves.”

After skimboarding for so long, and having kids come up and watch all the time, Alex decided to offer camps on the beach. Working through the process he applied for and all of the necessary business licenses, permits and insurance in order to bring his idea to fruition. The City of White Rock, Tourism White Rock and local merchants all helped promote the camps and spread word through their social media connections.

White Rock Skimboarding runs summer camps through the months of July and August for kids ages 7 to 14. As groups of 7-10, the kids enjoy learning all about the sport, safety, while also playing some fun games and observing the sweet sea life at the beach. We have found all sorts of things from little crabs and fish – to starfish and bigger crabs – don’t worry though, the crabs are quite friendly! On top of the camps, WRS also offers private lessons for all ages through May – August, while also renting skimboards down on East Beach!

If you have any questions feel free to contact us

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Meet the Team

Alex Dobbie
Alex Dobbie

Alex Dobbie

Owner/Operator

I have lived in the White Rock area since 2004 and have come to know and love our local beaches. Both East and West beaches provide for some awesome skimboarding.

My love of skimboarding started when I found a homemade skimboard jump online for free! All I had to do was pick it up.

I am an avid water and snow skier – and love to surf every time I am fortunate enough to visit Hawaii. But skimboarding is right down the road for me so it was easy to grab a bunch of friends and head down to the beach after school and on weekends. I’ve spent countless hours at the beach perfecting ollies, flip tricks, spins, shove-its and other cool moves.

I am very excited to be working in conjunction with the beautiful City of White Rock and thank both the licensing division and leisure services for their support and guidance.

This is our fourth summer of operations. I hope you enjoy visiting our site and I look forward to seeing you at the beach!

Adriana Dobbie
Adriana Dobbie

Adriana Dobbie

Manager

As a long-time South Surrey resident and lover of all things beachy, I spend as much time under the company tent as possible. I’ve worked for my brother the past four summers, and I’m excited to play a bigger part in the company as Alex’s partner.

I am currently studying finance at the University of Western Ontario.

During the summer, if not under the White Rock Skimboarding tent, I can be found somewhere along the beach trying to master the art of skimboarding. I still have a long way to go, but I’m eager to learn alongside the students to one day be as good as the rest of the WRS team.

Scott McIndoe
Scott McIndoe

Scott McIndoe

Instructor

I have lived in South Surrey since I was 6 years old and I have always spent my summers at White Rock beach. Water sports have always been apart of my life since the day I could walk. I am currently studying to become an elementary school teacher at SFU and I volunteer at Crescent Park Elementary.

Skimboarding has had a huge influence on my life from competing on White Rock Beach to riding the surf in Redondo Beach, California. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and sharing new tricks while skimboarding on the beach. It’s a great way to enjoy beautiful Vancouver weather and meet some new friends.

I’m incredibly excited to be apart of the White Rock Skimboarding team and meeting some awesome students.

Chris Doherty
Chris Doherty

Chris Doherty

Instructor

I was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and spent almost every winter on the slopes snowboarding. I would always fill up my time in the warmer months skateboarding around town, and I spent a year living in PEI where I picked up skimboarding.

I moved to White Rock in 2017 where you can still find me cruising around on my skateboard as my favourite mode of transportation, and look forward to seeing you all down on the beach skimming the pools! Aside from keeping myself busy and active outdoors, you can also find me performing stand-up comedy all around the lower mainland.

Carson
Carson

Carson

Instructor

Hi My name is Carson and I am 19 years old. I am a longtime resident of White rock and love to spend my summers and spare time at the beach. When I was younger I was introduced to skimboarding by walking past a camp on the beach, and now I want to inspire and introduce the same activity that I came to love.

I am currently studying Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and am looking forward to becoming apart of law enforcement in the future years.

I am excited to be apart of the White Rock Skimboarding team and look forward to meeting you.

Dominic Clayton
Dominic Clayton

Dominic Clayton

Instructor

I have been living in the White Rock area since I was three years old, and have always loved summers here at the beach. Skimboarding has always been one of my favorite things to do with friends, and I’m excited to get more and more kids up and riding.

My family is from South Africa and from a young age my dad shared with me his passion of windsurfing and swimming. I really enjoy surfing, hiking and playing basketball as well.

I’m really excited to be a part of the team and to have some fun!

Chris Stone
Chris Stone

Chris Stone

Instructor

Hey, my name is Chris Stone I am 27 years old and was born in Surrey, BC.

When I’m not working I’m usually somewhere outdoors either hiking a local mountain or at White Rock beach skimming the puddles.

From skateboarding and snowboarding to surfing, board sports have always been a big influence in my life.

Andrew Cairney
Andrew Cairney

Andrew Cairney

Instructor

I have been living in White Rock and skimming locally for the past 2 years.

When I was much younger, I lived in Washington. I had first tried skimming there on the waves of Long Beach and Ocean Shores. It wasn’t until I moved to White Rock that I discovered flatland skimming, and almost immediately fell in love with the sport. Being walking distance to such an amazing spot at East Beach and being able to skim everyday during the summer made that easy.

Growing up I would spend my summers skateboarding and my winters would be spent shredding the slopes, and I even had the opportunity to pick up surfing while I was living in Australia. So, board sports have definitely influenced a big part in my life.

Although not for long, it has been so great to be part of the WRS team, and to be able to help get the young up-and-comers shredding and passionate about skimming! Unfortunately this will be my last summer of coaching… for now… I am getting ready to move to the Okanagan to continue my studies at UBCO.

Sean Quinn
Sean Quinn

Sean Quinn

Instructor

Sean is a long time resident of South Surrey. A graduate of Southridge Secondary School, he is presently enrolled in business studies at the University of Calgary.

During the summer months Sean heads for home and can be found perfecting his skimboarding tricks at the beach. An accomplished multi-sport athlete, we are delighted to have Sean join White Rock Skimboarding as a instructor.

In addition to being an exceptional skimboarder, Sean is also an aspiring t-shirt model.

Patrick Hong
Patrick Hong

Patrick Hong

Instructor

I was born and raised in White Rock, and it holds a dear place in my heart. I’m currently pursuing my Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing.

I’m an avid beach go-er and I love spending my time soaking up some beautiful UV rays and perfecting my skimboarding.

As a long time friend of Alex and Sean, I’m thrilled to be a part of White Rock Skimboarding as an instructor.

Alex Dobbie

Alex Dobbie

Owner/Operator

I have lived in the White Rock area since 2004 and have come to know and love our local beaches. Both East and West beaches provide for some awesome skimboarding.

My love of skimboarding started when I found a homemade skimboard jump online for free! All I had to do was pick it up.

I am an avid water and snow skier – and love to surf every time I am fortunate enough to visit Hawaii. But skimboarding is right down the road for me so it was easy to grab a bunch of friends and head down to the beach after school and on weekends. I’ve spent countless hours at the beach perfecting ollies, flip tricks, spins, shove-its and other cool moves.

I am very excited to be working in conjunction with the beautiful City of White Rock and thank both the licensing division and leisure services for their support and guidance.

This is our fourth summer of operations. I hope you enjoy visiting our site and I look forward to seeing you at the beach!

Adriana Dobbie

Adriana Dobbie

Manager

As a long-time South Surrey resident and lover of all things beachy, I spend as much time under the company tent as possible. I’ve worked for my brother the past four summers, and I’m excited to play a bigger part in the company as Alex’s partner.

I am currently studying finance at the University of Western Ontario.

During the summer, if not under the White Rock Skimboarding tent, I can be found somewhere along the beach trying to master the art of skimboarding. I still have a long way to go, but I’m eager to learn alongside the students to one day be as good as the rest of the WRS team.

Scott McIndoe

Scott McIndoe

Instructor

I have lived in South Surrey since I was 6 years old and I have always spent my summers at White Rock beach. Water sports have always been apart of my life since the day I could walk. I am currently studying to become an elementary school teacher at SFU and I volunteer at Crescent Park Elementary.

Skimboarding has had a huge influence on my life from competing on White Rock Beach to riding the surf in Redondo Beach, California. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and sharing new tricks while skimboarding on the beach. It’s a great way to enjoy beautiful Vancouver weather and meet some new friends.

I’m incredibly excited to be apart of the White Rock Skimboarding team and meeting some awesome students.

Chris Doherty

Chris Doherty

Instructor

I was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and spent almost every winter on the slopes snowboarding. I would always fill up my time in the warmer months skateboarding around town, and I spent a year living in PEI where I picked up skimboarding.

I moved to White Rock in 2017 where you can still find me cruising around on my skateboard as my favourite mode of transportation, and look forward to seeing you all down on the beach skimming the pools! Aside from keeping myself busy and active outdoors, you can also find me performing stand-up comedy all around the lower mainland.

Carson

Carson

Instructor

Hi My name is Carson and I am 19 years old. I am a longtime resident of White rock and love to spend my summers and spare time at the beach. When I was younger I was introduced to skimboarding by walking past a camp on the beach, and now I want to inspire and introduce the same activity that I came to love.

I am currently studying Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and am looking forward to becoming apart of law enforcement in the future years.

I am excited to be apart of the White Rock Skimboarding team and look forward to meeting you.

Dominic Clayton

Dominic Clayton

Instructor

I have been living in the White Rock area since I was three years old, and have always loved summers here at the beach. Skimboarding has always been one of my favorite things to do with friends, and I’m excited to get more and more kids up and riding.

My family is from South Africa and from a young age my dad shared with me his passion of windsurfing and swimming. I really enjoy surfing, hiking and playing basketball as well.

I’m really excited to be a part of the team and to have some fun!

Chris Stone

Chris Stone

Instructor

Hey, my name is Chris Stone I am 27 years old and was born in Surrey, BC.

When I’m not working I’m usually somewhere outdoors either hiking a local mountain or at White Rock beach skimming the puddles.

From skateboarding and snowboarding to surfing, board sports have always been a big influence in my life.

Andrew Cairney

Andrew Cairney

Instructor

I have been living in White Rock and skimming locally for the past 2 years.

When I was much younger, I lived in Washington. I had first tried skimming there on the waves of Long Beach and Ocean Shores. It wasn’t until I moved to White Rock that I discovered flatland skimming, and almost immediately fell in love with the sport. Being walking distance to such an amazing spot at East Beach and being able to skim everyday during the summer made that easy.

Growing up I would spend my summers skateboarding and my winters would be spent shredding the slopes, and I even had the opportunity to pick up surfing while I was living in Australia. So, board sports have definitely influenced a big part in my life.

Although not for long, it has been so great to be part of the WRS team, and to be able to help get the young up-and-comers shredding and passionate about skimming! Unfortunately this will be my last summer of coaching… for now… I am getting ready to move to the Okanagan to continue my studies at UBCO.

Sean Quinn

Sean Quinn

Instructor

Sean is a long time resident of South Surrey. A graduate of Southridge Secondary School, he is presently enrolled in business studies at the University of Calgary.

During the summer months Sean heads for home and can be found perfecting his skimboarding tricks at the beach. An accomplished multi-sport athlete, we are delighted to have Sean join White Rock Skimboarding as a instructor.

In addition to being an exceptional skimboarder, Sean is also an aspiring t-shirt model.

Patrick Hong

Patrick Hong

Instructor

I was born and raised in White Rock, and it holds a dear place in my heart. I’m currently pursuing my Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing.

I’m an avid beach go-er and I love spending my time soaking up some beautiful UV rays and perfecting my skimboarding.

As a long time friend of Alex and Sean, I’m thrilled to be a part of White Rock Skimboarding as an instructor.

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  • I absolutely recommend them to teach (and tire out) your kids on a gorgeous summer day! 

    Jennifer Dickson
  • Hi Alex,
    What a fantastic video….i sent it all our family members, even to Germany, everyone has loved it!! Thank you for a great week…the boys had a blast!! You were so amazing with them, if we don’t see you again in August, have a successful year at Western…..
    have a great summer. 

    Lee Dumoulin
  • I am very impressed with these videos and the positive results achieved at Alex’s skimboard camps. In addition to learning a fun new summer activity and making new friends, the kids will have fond lifelong memories of White Rock Beach.
    I am hoping you are planning to return again next summer Alex. 

    Eric Stepura - Director, Leisure Services City of White Rock
  • Thanks Alex..
    My kids loved the skimboarding camp. If it was only that easy to get them up for school. Can you tell me where we could get some skimboards that aren’t too expensive? Is there a specific type I should be looking for? I was going to check in the states next week.
    Thanks 

    Cassandra
  • Alex – this is amazing!!! Thank you so much !
    And thanks again for such a great week – I hope you know both Adam & Lucia had a wonderful time… & they can’t wait to see you again so don’t be surprised if we pop by one of these days soon

    Aurora Scott
  • Thanks Alex – What a great couple of weeks that was had by Alexander. Love the video clips, great idea.
    Enjoy the rest of your summer, good luck with your continued studies and hopefully we will see your camps again next year. 

    Tina Sarling
  • Hi, Alex,
    Thank you for the video, kids look awesome! That was truly Igor’s best camp compared to others over this summer. 

    Elena Popov
  • Hi, Alex,
    Thank you for sending us the video, we really enjoyed it. And thanks for a great last week of summer, Seth had the best time! 

    Andrea Jorundson
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