I’ve been wakeboarding since 2009, and since then I’ve brought many friends to try it out. They all seem to enjoy the idea of wake boarding, but have given up and they all say basically the same thing: “I don’t like to do things I’m not good at.” If you’re new to the sport, this attitude will not work. Which brings me to my first tip:
Don’t Give Up
When I first started riding cable, I couldn’t do it; one of the operators had to help me get off the dock. And, at the end of the day my arms were so sore I could barely hold the steering wheel to drive home. This went on for several weeks, but I kept at it. Then by the 6th week I was making it around with no problems. Sure, my arms were still sore at the end of the day, but it was getting better.
I know this tip doesn’t offer concrete advice about how to get around the lake, but I still feel this is the most important suggestion. Doing things that are new and outside of our comfort zone adds fun and excitement to life, so if you’re interested in wakeboarding, don’t give up!
- Work Out – Do some push ups!
- Stretch – 20 minutes before riding is a good idea
- Listen – The operators give good suggestions
- Ask – Ask people in line for their advice
Getting into wakeboarding is a lot of fun and it terrific exercise. Trust me, once you get over the learning curve, you’ll be hooked!