Activities Sports & Athletics Should You Skateboard in the Rain? Share PINTEREST Email Print Spencer Platt/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Skateboarding Basics Tutorials Gear Famous Skaters Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Steve Cave Updated March 07, 2017 Skateboarding in the rain is definitely not a good idea. The wood of the deck will want to soak up water and warp, and the bearings won't like being wet. So basically, no you shouldn't skate in the rain. However, sometimes you might just need to. If you live in a rainy climate you don't get much choice, you just had to be careful. So here are some ideas for if you skate in the rain: Avoid puddles - this might be obvious, but on the other hand something deep inside your brain might yell, "SKATE THROUGH THAT!" It's a terrible idea! Avoid heavy rain. If you can. Dry off your board when you are done. And I mean dry it off carefully and completely - get some towels and maybe even a hair dryer! Don't just walk in the house and leave the wet skateboard dripping in the corner. So if you MUST skate in the rain, these are some ideas. You should also be careful - if you aren't used to skating when the ground is wet, don't try anything too fancy until you are used to it. The water will be slippery, and you can get hurt easily.