Wakeboarding is primarily a recreational water sport where individuals attempt to stay upright on a wakeboard while holding onto a tether that is pulled by a boat. Originally invented as an alternative to traditional surfing when waves were non-existent, wakeboarding quickly became a popular activity in the early 1990’s. Most wakeboarders wear a life vest and a helmet while wakeboarding, and hold onto a rope which provides security. The wakeboard itself is designed from fiberglass wrapped around a foam or wood core. During competitions, wakeboarding tricks include toe-side and hell-side edges, and surface 180’s.
After riding on a wakeboard and you start to approach a wake (small rippling wave), you want to prepare by bending your knees as if you were sitting in a chair, after that you want to start progressively turning into the wake and hit it with the front side of your wakeboard.
The wakeboard era began in 1985 when a San Diego surfer named Tony Finn invented the Skurfer, it was a hybrid between a water ski and a surfboard. Finn supported his Skurfer vigorously and was quite effective in raising awareness of the new sport among people. Now wakeboarding is a fast-growing water sport.
Burning calories while wakeboarding varies from gender, weight, and duration. On average, a 130-lbs (59 kg) person would burn around 330 calories in an hour vs a 175-lbs (79 kg) person burns 500 calories an hour. Wakeboarding builds your core, arm and leg strength so participating in the watersport is a good workout.