Experience the Thrill of Wakeboarding in Rhodes: 15 Essential Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Apr 20, 2023

Woman with Wakeboard in Rhodes Island
Woman with Wakeboard in Rhodes Island

Are you seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure that combines excitement, skill, and the sparkling waters of Rhodes? Look no further than wakeboarding – an exhilarating water sport perfect for thrill-seekers of all levels. At GoDiveRhodes, we offer top-notch gear and boats to ensure an unforgettable wakeboarding experience. But before you hit the waves, check out our 15 essential tips and tricks to help you get started on your wakeboarding

Start at a gentle pace, allowing the boat to pull you up. Keep your arms straight and your knees bent to maintain balance.

  1. Communicate with the Driver Inform the driver of your skill level so they can adjust the speed accordingly.
    Beginners should aim for speeds between 18 and 21 mph.

  2. Spin at the Peak Wait until your board reaches the peak of the jump before attempting spins.
    Keep your hands at waist level and ensure the board is completely out of the water.

  3. Opt for a Shorter Rope Beginners should choose a shorter rope, which allows for clearer communication with the driver or instructor.

  4. Keep the Handle Low Hold the handle close to your hips, rather than perpendicular like a water-skier.

  5. Master the Ollie This bunny jump-like trick is perfect for those new to wakeboarding.
    Push the tail of the board down and build up enough slack on the line before attempting the Ollie.

  6. Practice Fakie Wakeboarding in reverse with one foot makes it easier to perform other tricks.
    Mastering the backward movement boosts your confidence and skillset.

  7. Cross the Wake Approach the wake slowly with slightly bent knees to maintain balance.

  8. Jump High Extend your legs and body as the wake lifts the board.
    Maintain a steady pull on the rope throughout the jump.

We found a great Youtube video courtesy of Shaun Murray on Youtube for you :

  1. Know Your Best Foot Decide which foot you want to face forward before heading out on the water.
    This will help you maintain balance and control.

  2. Maintain Weight Balance Choose the right foot to place forward and focus on evenly distributing your weight while performing jumps or other tricks.

  3. Master the Surface 180 This beginner-friendly trick involves spinning on the surface of the water.
    Rotate your hips and bend your knees to execute the spin.

  4. Show Off with a Fashion Air Add flair to your wakeboarding with this stylish trick.
    Curl the board towards your butt, then strike a pose in mid-air.

  5. Conquer the Moby Dick Perform a backflip followed by a 360-degree backside spin.
    Adjust your grip on the handle to maintain balance.

  6. Always Have a Spotter Ensure there is a designated spotter to help the driver navigate and warn of any approaching hazards.

  7. Have fun!

Armed with these tips and tricks, you're ready to embark on an exhilarating wakeboarding adventure in Rhodes. Join us at GoDiveRhodes and experience the thrill of riding the waves in the beautiful waters of Rhodes.
Why don't you head to https://www.godiverhodes.com/watersports/wakeboard read more about what we offer and book with us for the most amazing time of your life?

You can also combine Wakeboarding with other activities like Scuba Diving or even some luxurious yachting with our amazing full and half day packages

Woman with Wakeboard in Rhodes Island
Woman with Wakeboard in Rhodes Island