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Surfing and Wakeboarding: You, Your Board, and the Waves

By Ted Muise Subscribe to RSS | May 29th 2012 | Views:
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Water is a strong and versatile element that has an irresistible allure. From its calming shades of blue and green to its infinite reach where your vision can’t go, the sea is a place where you can be free of the land’s busy streets, cramped alleys, and suffocating atmosphere. You can go for a swim and let the cool waters wash away your stress. But if you’re done relaxing and up for something exciting, water sports won’t let you down.

Water sports involve physical activities in or on bodies of water such as rivers, seas, lakes, and gulfs. Oftentimes you may need to use special equipment such as boats, canoes, tanks, rafts, or personal watercrafts to enjoy these activities. A popular water activity is riding the waves either through surfing or wakeboarding. These sports activities use specialized boards, require total body strength, and need waves to conquer.

Surfing

This is a water sport in which you ride breaking waves to the shore on a surfboard. You don’t have to be a professional in other surfing related sports like windsurfing, skateboarding, or wakeboarding to try out surfing. It is a dynamic sport, so what you basically must have is a sense of balance, physical strength, and taste for adventure. Similar to other water sports, surfing comes with risks due to the unpredictability of the currents and waves especially if you’re not familiar with the location or shoreline.

Nevertheless, with the proper training and application of safety precautions, you can maximize surfing without putting yourself in harm’s way. The equipment you’ll need also depends on your location and surfing style. Definitely, Ronix wakeboards or any other brands of wakeboards can’t be used as a substitute for surfboards. Surfboards are larger and more buoyant to keep a surfer safe.

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is a sport born from the union of waterskiing and surfing, also called “skurfing”, a popular sport in the 1980s. A decade of innovations later, wakeboarding became an established water sport wherein the rider is on a wakeboard, maybe a Ronix wakeboard, which is towed by a motor boat or personal watercraft.

The rider glides over the water surface, jumps wakes, and does stunts in the air. Due to the necessary cables, bindings, vests, and watercraft to tow the wakeboard, wakeboarding is more costly and upscale compared to surfing. Another alternative to wakeboarding is kneeboarding wherein you are strapped to a kneeboard and towed by a boat. If you want to read more about other related water sports, you may visit buzzle.com for related articles.

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