Wakeboarding is a surface water sport that involves a rider riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. The rider is usually towed behind a motor boat typically at speeds of 30-40km/h, depending on the board size, rider’s weight, type of tricks and rider’s comfort speed. The wake boarder carves turns leaning on other side of the board and rocking the board. The sport is mostly enjoyed as a recreational activity in Singapore although there are a number of competitive wake boarders.
In competitions, riders will combine flips and spins and other acrobatic stunts in the air and on the water into a routine for the judges. They are judge based on the difficulty of tricks they display as well as their execution using a point system and are allowed to perform any maneuver in any order they wish. The judging system consist of 100 points with judges scoring contestants in each of the following categories; Execution, Intensity and Composition. Each category holds equal weight. Once all riders have competed, the rider with the highest points is declared the winner.
Fun Fact- Wakeboarding was derived from the mix of snowboarding, surfing and waterskiing routines
Fun fact- Wakeboarding was initially named Skurfing .The word was derived from the combination of the words “ski” and “surfing”
Try out Wakeboarding today!
Here are a few tips to get you started.
WHAT TO WEAR
- Swimwear or a wet suit
- Board shorts
- Life jacket
THINGS YOU WILL NEED
- Wakeboard (often available for rent)
- Life jacket (available for rent)
ADDITIONAL ITEMS YOU MIGHT NEEd
- Wakeboard helmet
- Personal wakeboard
- Wakeboard bindings
- Wakeboarding boots