in tuesday's outdoor section of the los angeles times there was an article on skimboarding and it's long-awaited rise in popularity. in the article they discussed it's cross-over appeal:
The crossover bodes well for skimming making a leap out of its California and Florida hubs. Waves and oceans are not required; most skimming is done on flat water. Skimming is showing up inland, on lakes and rivers in places like Scottsdale, Ariz., and St. George, Utah, and boaters are using skimboards for freeboarding on wakes, in which riders let go of the tow rope and surf the wave.
so now you can wakeboard, wakeskate, wakesurf and freeboard?