So you want to go off on a wakeboarding holiday. I can’t blame you. It’s one of the most fun water-sports you can try and fairly easy to get used to. However, that said, it’s best you get prepared before you go. You don’t want your holiday ruined by having the wrong equipment or having to spend most of it learning how to do it properly. That’s why I’ve prepared these tips to help you have the best wakeboarding holiday possible.
Get your body wakeboard ready
A wakeboarding holiday is most likely to also be a beach holiday, so there’s two reasons to get yourself in ship-shape. The better condition you’re in, the more balance you’ll have. The more balance, the better you’ll be able to handle higher difficulties of wakeboarding. To get yourself ready for wakeboarding, here’s a whole list of exercises catering specifically to the sport. I have plenty of recipes to help you on that particular part of preparation, too.
Tips for beginners
This isn’t so much about how to actually wakeboard, but more about what to do when you first get out on the waves. There are a lot of things to keep in mind for safety, such as always having someone to spot you. There are also practical tips to make it easier at first, like using a shorter rope and what speed the boat should be going. You can find out more of these handy tips for getting started here.
How to wakeboard properly
Now that you know the basic rules for going out on the sea and how to take it easy to begin with, you should have some pre-emptive knowledge of how to wakeboard. You can get these positions ready at home before you take them out to the beach. With the added knowledge, any future lessons you may need will go all the quicker. You might even have the others wondering just how you got so good.
Get the right board
You’re going to want your own board to take out with you, rather than the ones any services in the area might be offering. Whatever your age, sex and experience, there are all kinds of boards to choose from. You don’t have to wait for the beach to get pressed into paying more, either. There are plenty of places where you can buy wakeboards online, too. Just make sure that the board’s suited to your body so you don’t end up having a disastrous time and wasting money while you’re at it.
Where to go
So, now you should have plenty of ideas on getting out to the water, it’s time for the most important decision. Where exactly do you go? There are loads of great wakeboarding locations in the US, which you can find here. Who doesn’t want to hit the waves under that lovely Californian sun?
Wakeboarding is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have at the beach and can easily become a lifelong passion. Just keep safety and the right equipment in mind at all times and you should be ready to face any challenge the waves bring.