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Wakeboarding

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Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is a high-octane water sport that involves skimming across water and requires a combination of the techniques used in water-skiing, surfing and snowboarding. When wake boarding you are towed behind a motorboat, typically at speeds of 18 to 24 miles per hour, attached to a board.

Wake boards can vary in shapes and sizes, but generally are thin rectangular boards with bindings for the rider to insert their feet into. They are made up of either foam, honeycomb or wood depending on the budget and skill of the rider. Wakeboarders hold onto a handle attached to the boat and ride the wake whilst enjoying the wind and spray in their face. Alternatively, wakeboarding can also be done on a cable tow around a lake, using the same techniques and equipment.

Beginner wakeboarders tend to concentrate on getting up, and staying up whilst seasoned wakeboarders use the wake of the boat or jet-ski to perform tricks and jumps.  Advanced boarders can also use obstacles and ramps within the water to launch off and practise flips and twists.

Looks can be deceiving and it is not as tricky to master as it may first appear. Don’t be disheartened if you encounter several wipe-outs on your first few attempts, it takes practice and balance to begin with but once up on your feet you’ll be a pro in no time.

Wakeboarding is highly accessible to all and can be performed on any large body of water behind a jet-ski, boat or cable and all that matters is that there is enough room for a reasonable tow. This activity is a great excuse to get outside and enjoy a summer’s day and is a great source of thrills no matter your age or experience. It doesn’t have to be a solo activity, take a group of friends out on the boat and catch up whilst taking it in turns at wake boarding. Find a venue near you below.

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Liquid Leisure
Horton Road  Datchet
Slough, Buckinghamshire
DISTANCE: 19.14 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Banana Boat Rides, Its a Knockout...
John Battleday Waterski
Thorpe Road
Chertsey, Surrey
DISTANCE: 19.17 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Wakeboarding, Water Skiing...
LDB Wakeschool
Thorpe Road
Chertsey, Surrey
DISTANCE: 19.17 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Wakeboarding, Jet Skiing...
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Copthorne Hotel Pingewood
Reading, Berkshire
DISTANCE: 38.72 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Inflatable Tyre Ride, Water Skiing, Wakeboarding, Banana Boat Rides...
WakeMK
The Cable Building Willen Lake V10 Brickhill Street
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
DISTANCE: 45.35 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Wakeboarding, Water Skiing...
Lagoon Watersports
Kingsway Hove Lagoon
Hove, East Sussex
DISTANCE: 47.20 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canoeing, Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking, Keelboat Sailing, Powerboating, Raft Building, Skippered Yacht...
Chichester Watersports Centre
Coach Road Westhampnett
Chichester, West Sussex
DISTANCE: 53.20 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Banana Boat Rides, Inflatable Tyre Ride, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Windsurfing...
The Kitesurf Centre
Broomhill Lydd Road
Camber, East Sussex
DISTANCE: 56.91 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Kite Buggies, Kite Landboarding, Kite Surfing, Kiting, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Wakeboarding...
Hardwick Parks
Standlake Equestrian Ranch Downs Road Standlake
Witney, Oxfordshire
DISTANCE: 58.86 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Inflatable Tyre Ride, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Kayaking...
Action Watersports
Lake 1 Dengemarsh Road Lydd
Romney Marsh, Kent
DISTANCE: 59.60 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Water Skiing, Wakeboarding, Jet Skiing...
New Forest Water Park
Ringwood Road
Fordingbridge, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 83.47 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Banana Boat Rides, Inflatable Tyre Ride, Raft Building, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Stand Up...
Jersey Odyssey
Holmfield Avenue La Route des Genets St Brelade
DISTANCE: 94.58 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Banana Boat Rides, Bodyboarding, Skydiving, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Windsurfing,...
Easy Riders
91 Salterns Road
Poole, Dorset
DISTANCE: 96.45 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Kite Landboarding, Kite Surfing, Kiting, Powerboating, Wakeboarding...
Hunstanton Watersports
8 Southend Road
Hunstanton, Norfolk
DISTANCE: 101.83 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding...
Brenscombe Outdoor Centre Ltd
Studland Road Corfe Castle
Wareham, Dorset
DISTANCE: 102.80 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Climbing, Dragon Boat Racing, High Ropes...

 

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