A wakeboard is a wide piece of fiberglass with built-in shoes. To get up, you have the board strapped on to your feet and place to board horizontal to the edge of the water and hold on to the rope. Once you are starting to pop out of the water, you pivot your hips and turn the board parallel. From this point, you can shift your weight and lean to move around on the water.
Wakeskating is similar to skateboarding - just on water. A narrow board is used to skate on top of the water. Many wakeskaters will use street shoes just like they would on a skateboard. The board resembles an overside skateboard but is still more narrow than a wakeboard or wakesurf board. This narrow board helps you perform similar tricks as you could on land. You get up on a wakeskate similar to a wakeboard.
Wakesufing is similar to surfing expect you let the boat's wake push you instead of an ocean wave. You get up on the water like you would with a wakeboard or wakeskate, only a shorter rope is used. After you get up, you drop the rope - unlike the other two options. At this point the boat is not pulling you forward - like with wakeboarding or wakeskating, the boat's wake is pushing you forward.
Wakeboarding Boats for Sale:
For all of these watersports, it's best to have a wakeboarding style boat. The elevated tow point helps pull you up out of the water. The tucked propeller also creates a safer place for wakeskaters and wakesurfers since they are close to the stern of the boat. Stop by to see our boats for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks and we can help you find the right one for your watersports needs! Check out a few of our featured boats for sale below:
29′ Rinker 29QX
A true weekender’s boat, the 29' Rinker QX29 is the perfect platform for your day trips and longer getaways. With a collection of standard features unlike anything found in its class, you’ll find the perfect coming together of timeless style and utility. With both bowrider and cuddy cabin models available, the Rinker 29QX can serve as both a couple’s retreat or the entertainment platform for family and friends, letting everyone soak up the sun.
27' Rinker Q7
The 27' Rinker Q7’s Deep, Hot Tub style bow offers safe riding and comfortable lounging for small children and adults. The open-concept floor plan offers plenty of room for family, friends, and Fido. The refreshment center is standard with solid surface counter-top, built-in Blender and can be equipped to offer Shore Power with a Refrigerator/Freezer. Storage areas, cubby holes, and stainless steel cupholders ensure everyone’s belongings find their place out of the way.
Find Your Boating Gear at Iguana Boat Sales!Our showroom is filled with watersports gear! As your Lake of the Ozarks boat sales headquarters, we offer a ton of fun and exciting watersports for you to try. Now that you've learned more about these watersports, which are you going to try first? If you're new to it all - it's recommended to attempt wakeboarding first to get the feel down - but it's ultimately up to you! Stop by the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks to get your gear before you hit the water! You never know, you may find your new favorite thing to do on the water!
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