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
- Ski boat
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.
As you’re coming up on the top of the water with your weight forward, keep your toes up and heels down.
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.
Do not stand up too early before the board is planing, because your face will be in 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.
Did You Know:
In 1985, surfer Tony Finn developed the Skurfer, a hybrid combo of waterski and surfboard, which would later turn into the wakeboard.