How to Get Up on a Wakeboard

Wakeboarding is an awesome water sport that is easy to learn. The first thing to learn is how to get up on the wakeboard.

You will need

  • Wakeboard
  • Towline
  • Ski boat
  • Water

Step 1 Tuck in a ball Tuck yourself in a small ball with your arms around your knees, grasping the towline handle and your board perpendicular to the back of the boat.

Step 2 Get on top Rock forward on top of the board once the boat idles and begins to pull you. Keep your arms extended and let the boat pull you up.

Step 3 Plane on the surface Allow the board, still perpendicular, to plane on top of the water. You’ll notice this when your board begins to move smoother on the water.

Step 4 Stand up Stand up and shift your lead foot, usually your left foot, forward. Turn your front hip to the handle to get into a straight riding position. You’re off.