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Water Skiing

ALSO KNOWN AS:
  • Wake skiing |

Water Skiing

Water skiing involves being pulled behind a powerboat by a ski rope. Skiers wear either one (slalom) or two (double) skis and skate back and forth across the wake churned up by the boat.

The boat slowly pulls away until the rope is taught and a skier can use hand signals to communicate with the boat. Shorter ropes are used by more advanced skiers.

Pros

  • Quick to learn – Hard to forget
  • Fun family activity
  • Try on UK lakes year-round

Cons

  • Can be expensive
  • Wet and can be cold
  • Reliant on others

Training & Qualifications

Yacht sailing in the UK is overseen by the British Water-Ski Federation (BWSF), with accredited centres offering courses to suit different levels of ability.

Gear

Training centres provide all the necessary gear for beginners. Wetsuits, gloves and lifejackets are all essential elements.

Gear is not often purchased until you have access to your own boat or are a regular member of a club.

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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...
Hi 5!
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...
Chichester Watersports Centre
Coach Road Westhampnett
Chichester, West Sussex
DISTANCE: 53.20 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Banana Boat Rides, Inflatable Tyre Ride, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Windsurfing...
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,...
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...
Middlemoor Waterpark
The Causeway Woolavington Somerset
Bridgwater, Somerset
DISTANCE: 123.71 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing...
Billabong Water Sports & Caravan Park
Swing Bridge Hempholme
Driffield, North Humberside
DISTANCE: 167.93 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Inflatable Tyre Ride...
Offaxis Academy
Lon Engan Abersoch
Pwllheli, Gwynedd
DISTANCE: 206.90 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Wakeboarding, Surfing, Kite Surfing, Water Skiing...
Cornwall Watersports
130 Porthpean Road
St Austell, Cornwall
DISTANCE: 218.22 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Powerboating, Kayaking, Banana Boat Rides, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing...


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