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What is Wakeboarding?

Posted - 03/12/2012



Water sports are a great way to relax in the summer heat, and wakeboarding, an increasingly popular water sport, is no exception. However, many people are unfamiliar with this term. Wakeboarding can be thought of as a cross between water skiing, surfing, and snow boarding all rolled into one sport. The wakeboard resembles a snowboard and has places where one's foot can attach to the board. The wakeboard is attached via rope to a boat which pulls the wakeboard at speeds around 18 to 25 miles per hour. The term wakeboard comes from the wake of the boat which is path the boat leaves as it moves through the water.

In this surface water sport, one attempts to ride a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. Although this may sound simple, to become successful at this sport, one needs to have good balance and coordination. Also, while this sport may be fun, safety should be a priority as it can potentially be very dangerous. To learn more about wakeboarding, one should seek guidance of a professional boat rental company. A professional boat rental company can provide one with the perfect boat to accommodate wakeboarding for a fun vacation at a lake or beach.
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