WATER SKIING & WAKEBOARDING
A sport that has it all – a great family sport that comes in a variety of flavours ...
Water skiing is both a recreational activity and a competitive sport. The majority of British Water Ski & Wakeboard's members ski or ride for fun and to keep fit. They may participate by skiing on two skis, one ski, riding a wakeboard or a kneeboard, barefoot, or other means of keeping afloat! The majority ski at clubs or cable centres and ski schools affiliated to British Water Ski & Wakeboard, but there are also many who ski on the sea or estuaries or rivers with no formal club structure. Our policy is to promote water skiing as much as possible through clubs who can then control the activity and make sure it is carried out safely and with respect for other water users.
BAREFOOT… HIGH OCTANE, HIGH SPEED AND EXTREME WATER SKIING WITHOUT THE SKIS! – Use the boom, ski shoes and a good coach / driver and you’ll be ‘footing' at around 25mph in no time. Starting on your back, sitting up and gently placing your soles on the water are the ingredients, which make up the art of learning to barefoot.
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BOAT WAKEBOARD… FREESTYLE BOARDING ACTION WITH ITS OWN STYLE AND CULTURE – In competition Wakeboarding, you get the chance to show off not only to your friends but also to the officials and admiring onlookers. Riders perform a subjectively judged freeriding routine. Contestants may perform any manoeuvres they choose in any order they wish. The boat will travel in a straight path on the lake in each direction.
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CABLE WAKEBOARD… THE NEW LIFESTYLE SPORT FOR THE 2020 OLYMPICS – Wakeboarding emerged from waterskiing and surfing in California and changed the World of classic Waterskiing as fast as Snowboarding did with snow skiing back in the 90's.
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DISABLED SKIING… A COMPETITIVE DISCIPLINE AND AN INCLUSIVE SPORT – Are you or is someone you know, visually impaired, in a wheelchair, an amputee or perhaps a person with a learning disability…. Do you like the idea of water sports but feel that your disability is preventing you from participating?
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KNEEBOARD… A GREAT WAY TO GET STARTED IN WATER SKIING – a fun recreational activity for the whole family to enjoy. There is however a more competitive edge to the sport where participants progress to a very high skill level and compete global stage in tricks and slalom events. FIND OUT MORE - VIEW KNEEBOARD
WATER SKI RACING… A HIGH ADRENALINE, HIGH ACTION SPORT TESTING THE LIMITS OF ENDURANCE AT HIGH SPEED. At speeds of up to 200km per hour these high performance boats and high performance skiers stretch skiing to the extreme.
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TOURNAMENT… CLASSIC WATER SKIING – SLALOM, TRICKS AND JUMP – Tournament water ski is the original form of water skiing, from which all other forms have been derived. Skiing on a plank – mind you, a highly developed piece of technical equipment these days…
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