How Do You Push a Skateboard on a Cruise Ship?

By Alice Nichols

Cruising on a skateboard is an excellent way to explore the open waters. Skateboarding is one of the most popular activities on a cruise ship and can offer a unique and exciting experience for all ages. However, it can be difficult to learn how to push a skateboard on a cruise ship without some guidance.

The first step in learning how to push a skateboard on a cruise ship is to make sure that you have the appropriate safety gear. It is essential that you wear protective pads, elbow and knee pads, wrist guards, and a helmet at all times. This will ensure your safety while cruising around the boat.

The next step is to find an area on the ship that is suitable for skateboarding such as an open deck or large room with no obstacles. Once you have found an area that is suitable for skating, it’s time to start pushing your board. To do this, start by placing one foot in front of the other with your toes pointed outwards so that you are pushing your board forward with each step.

It is also important to remember that when pushing off from the ground, you should lean slightly forward so that your weight is evenly distributed across the board.

Once you are comfortable pushing your board forward, it’s time to practice turning and carving. To turn left or right, simply lean in the direction you want to turn and push off with your front foot as if you were making a snowboard turn.

To carve or “bank” down hills or slopes simply lean slightly onto one side of your board while pushing off with both feet.

If you are feeling more confident on your skateboard then try practicing tricks such as ollies and kickflips on flat surfaces or ramps if available. Doing tricks requires practice so take it slow at first until you get more comfortable.

Overall learning how to push a skateboard on a cruise ship can be challenging but it’s also rewarding once mastered. With patience and practice anyone can become comfortable cruising around on their board while exploring all the wonders of the open seas.


Learning how to push a skateboard on a cruise ship requires some practice but with patience anyone can become confident cruising around while exploring all the wonders of open seas. Wearing protective gear such as elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards etc., will ensure safety while mastering techniques such as leaning forward when pushing off from ground and practicing carving down hills or slopes by leaning onto one side of the board. Additionally, once confident enough try practicing tricks like ollies and kickflips for added fun!