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What is wakeboarding?
Dec 21, 2018
Wakeboarding has become one of the most innovative and popular water sports of the last 30 years. This activity takes all the fun and thrills of other sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding to the water. In this time we are going to tell you a bit more about the main features of this exciting activity that is gaining more and more followers.

In this sport the rider must stand on a board binded to a boat through a rope or a cable and it is towed across the water at high speed. You must practice this activity standing, which increases the difficulty to maintain your balance; in this position you can perform many manoeuvres (if you dare) while you cross the sea at full speed.

Unlike many water sports that require certain level of effort or training, wakeboarding does not require you to be an expert. You might only need a few simple tips, like standing in the board making sure which will be your leading foot and avoiding a complete straightened position. Besides, fastening your bindings to the table and maintaining your balance is fundamental.

This sport can also be practised by children, from 5 years old, however, it is always important to take the necessary precautions, such as using a reliable security equipment and slowing down the speed of the boat when the children are practicing. It is desirable that the children be instructed by a professional before going to the water.

On the other hand, if you want to learn wakeboarding, you won’t need a big equipment like other water sports. The most important thing to have for practicing this activity is a board and the bindings. You can also use a wetsuit, though it is not always necessary. However, a life vest and a helmet are very appropriate as a security measure if you are a beginner.

If you want to learn more about our packages made for you to practice wakeboarding along with your family and friends, please visit our section Water Sports in Cartagena.

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