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Wakeboarding, much like waterskiing, allows you to explore Lake George. You will tour the bay as you learn to cross and jump the wake.

  1. Wakeboarding was developed from a combination of water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing techniques.

  2. The First World Skiboard Championships were held on Kauai, Hawaii, on the Wailua River.

  3. Wakeboarding, originally called skurfing, started in the late 1980s after the emergence of skiboarding (now snowboarding).

  4. Wakeboarding is performed on open bodies of water like – rivers, lakes, and seas.

  5. Wakeboarders are tied behind motorboats that move at a speed of 17-24 miles per hour.

  6. The best length for the rope is between 16 and 24 meters.

  7. The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the sport’s world governing body. The organization was formed in 1946, and its headquarters are situated in Geneva, Switzerland.

  8. Wakeboarding can be done in a variety of styles depending on which foot you naturally lead with. For example, if you wakeboard with your left foot in front, you are said to be regular, whereas if you use your right foot, you are said to be goofy.

  9. When wakeboarding, a variety of tricks may be attempted. Most of these stem from the wakeboarder adjusting their posture, edge, and distribution of weight so as to fly into the air upon hitting the wake.

  10. Wakeboarding has been part of the World Games since 2005, in the trend sports category.

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