The origins of Wakeboard:
It comes as no surprise that Wakeboard was originally known as the Board of Happiness – given that 99.9% of people who have tried it are now addicted! As soon as you begin, Wake, as it is known as, you get a feeling of ultra lightness (similar to Snowboard in the powdery snow) but unlike Snowboard, you can pick it up really quickly.
It comes as no surprise then that Wakeboard outnumbers all of our other activities in terms of popularity. You can simply do the slalom? Or do a few jumps known as ‘ollies’, but the majority of riders prefer to go freestyle – in other words jump as high as possible, using trampolines? Or by applying heavy traction on the cable, resulting in air tricks.
Thus Wakeboard attracts the younger generation seeking more extreme sports, but also appeals to those who just want to skim the lake – whilst others take the opportunity to learn the rudiments of Kitesurf, during days.
- Children from as young as8 years old can do Wakeboard (under the guidance of a qualified BEES water-ski instructor).
- Guarantees unique thrills similar to Snowboard.
- You can hire superior wakeboards for just 6€. Opportunity to learn more involved moves, such as sliding and jumping.
- Established riders can avail themselves of 3 kickers, an uprail, a funroof, a box … note that a permit and helmet are obligatory.