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How to Get Up on a Wakeboard: A Simple Guide

For many of us, the hardest part of learning to wakeboard is getting up on the wakeboard itself. That’s why we are sharing the step-by-step process and tips on how to get up on a wakeboard.

The Steps for Getting Up on Wakeboard Include:

  1. Make sure the wakeboard rope is at a prime length. Do this by drawing in the rope as short as it can go.
  2. Hold your knees to your chest, like being in a fetal position on your back. Yes, you’ll be floating in some water.
  3. Check that your feet (and toes!) are flexed.
  4. Feel out when to stand on the wakeboard. Let the boat do most of the work in pulling you up.
  5. Stand up on the wakeboard. For positioning, the ideal stance is to have knees bent and back upright, while shoulders are up and in line over your hips. At the same time, you should be leaning slightly back, so your feet are the most forefront part of your body. Now, more about those feet. You can stand up on the wakeboard best when weight is distributed properly throughout your feet; this is usually:
  6. Place about 60% of your weight on your back foot and go, go, go!
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