The Art of Stone Skipping…
Skipping stones may be more art than science, but Jerdone Coleman-McGhee, author of The Secrets of Stone Skipping, says these basics are necessary for any good toss.
1. Pick a stone of uniform thickness that is about the size of your palm and that weighs about as much as a tennis ball.
2. Hold the stone with your thumb on top, middle finger on bottom, and your index finger hooked along the edges.
3. Face the water at a slight angle. Use a forehand pitch to throw the stone. The lower your hand is at release, the better.
4. Throw out and down at the same time, releasing the stone with a quick, sharp wrist snap to give it some spin. The stone should hit the water parallel to the ground.