I have written many blogs this year about ways in the Lowcountry to stay cool during our brutal summer temperatures, and for the most part, they have been accessible to almost anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. This latest idea requires a little more athleticism and practice to pull off, but wakeboarding could very well become your new favorite summertime sport if you enjoy it the way I think you will.
The premise of wakeboarding is fairly straightforward; a board resembling some type of surfboard/skateboard-hybrid is attached to the rider’s feet and they are pulled behind a boat while gripping a rope. The point being, to ride and use the wake as if it were a naturally occurring wave. However, as anyone who has attempted wakeboarding can attest, the difficulty is not riding the board once you are standing, it’s getting up to the standing
TidalWave Watersports of Isle of Palms are a great example of such a company. While Isle of Palms is their central location, they have multiple
Perhaps the easiest entree to wakeboarding can be found on James Island at Trophy Lakes. Beginners will find the calm water of the lake much easier to learn on compared to the potentially rougher waters of the ocean. In addition, they offer lessons from beginner to professional, with the beginners’ lessons being offered for free.
Wakeboarding is not for everyone, necessarily, and requires a little more effort and practice than the other
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HydroFly Watersports - (843) 990-0707
Trophy Lakes - (843) 790-0615