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Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. It was developed from a combination of water skiing, snow boarding and surfing techniques. The rider is usually towed behind a motorboat; typically at speeds of 18–24 miles per hour depending on the water conditions, board size, rider's weight, and rider's comfort speed. But wakeboarding can also be performed with a variety of media including closed-course cables, winches, PWCs, and ATVs.

Wakeboarding

What is Wakeboarding? Wakeboarders are towed by a boat, while standing on a short board and holding on to a rope.

Other Names for Wakeboarding: Wakeskiing, Wakeskating, Wake Boarding, Skurfing, Skiboard

Wakeboarding in Foreign Languages:

Wakeboarding in Foreign Languages

Catalan: Surfesquí
Dutch:
Wakeboarden
Estonian:
Veelauasõit
Finnish:
vesilautailu
Latvian: Veikbordings
Spanish: Tablaestela

Wakeboarding History: Wakeboarding emerged from a number of sports in the 1980s. Surfers are most often credited with the birth of surfing, because at different times in history surfers were towed into waves by boats or jet skis. Though snowboarders also take credit for the hybrid sport. Tony Finn, a San Diego surfer, developed one of the first wakeboards called the Skurfer. The Skurfer was a hybrid of a water ski and a surfboard. In 1985 foot straps were added to the first wakeboard designs. Further development of ultra-buoyant and light-weight wakeboards (mainly the hyper-lite) resulted in wakeboarding's increase in popularity. The term "wakeboarding" was originally coined by Paul Fraser, Murray Fraser and a pro snowboarder they sponsored.

Wakeboarding Competition History: Today there are more than 200 wakeboarding tournaments throughout the world. The World Skiboard Association (later renamed the World Wakeboard Association) was founded in 1989 and the first World Skiboard Championships was held on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Wakeboarding was added to the X-Games II as a competitive sport.

Modern Wakeboarding: Today it is said that wakeboarding is the fastest growing water sport. Wakeboarders are towed behind a boat at speeds of 17–24 miles per hour.

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