Looking for an activity that will get that adrenaline pumping through your body? Then Water Skiing at Adventures Sports is something that you need to check out! Towed behind a speed boat, water skiing is a perfect activity for those who are searching for a thrilling experience.
If you enjoy being out on the water. The speed! The sun! The exhilaration! The fresh air! So Water Skiing is just for you.
Here are the top 8 health benefits of Water Ski:
- Muscle Toning: There’s a misconception that water skiing is all about the lower body, but it’s simply not true. It uses every muscle in your body. It develops your posture and your shoulders and arms become quite strong because you’re getting pulled by your arms.
- Increased Balance and Core Strength: getting up on the skis- and staying up- require you to develop both your balance and core strength.
- Resistance Training: water skiing forces you to hold yourself up and keep going using resistance. It works core muscles, arm muscles, leg muscles, and all the muscles around them. It’s also a lot safer that using free weights which can strain your muscles, and they don’t even work the whole body.
- Easy on the Joints: Water skiing uses just about every muscle in the body without wearing down joints because it is all body weight resistance in free range of motion.
Promotes strong legs: Tones up your legs fast. They absorb the energy of crossing the bumpy wake behind the boat, control your direction and are bent in a half-squat throughout, giving you particularly strong quads.
- Meditative aspect: Being on the water, much like in sailing, can have a calming effect on the mind and forces you to focus on the task at hand, forgetting about the day to day stresses and worries. Not to mention that the endorphins from being active will keep you happy and healthy!
- Calorie burning: an hour session on water skis will burn about 400 calories.
- Good for Overall Health: As with all forms of physical exercise, water skiing can reduce or eliminate your risk for many health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. It can also reduce your risk for coronary heart disease by reducing your triglyceride levels and increasing your “good” cholesterol.
Is WaterSki Hard to Learn?
Not Really… We strive to make your waterski session fun and easy. Most people only take up to 5 minutes to get up skiing above the water.
Is Waterski Safe and Fun?
Absolutely fun. Communication is always key and we are sure to make sure you have a safe and fun experience from ages 10 – 70 years old. We won’t let you do anything you can get hurt.
Do I need to be able to swim?
Yes, it is better to be able to swim.
Is there an age requirement?
The age requirement is 6 years and upwards.
What do I need to bring?
Swimwear and towel. Safety equipment is provided by Adventure Sports.
Some Tips For Beginners
- Stretch out Before and after you go on the water, have a good stretch, concentrating on your back, arms and legs. It’s even more vital afterward because water skiing uses those parts of your body very intensively.
- Get up slowly By far the most common beginner error is trying to stand up too quickly when the rope starts to pull.
- Start in the water with your knees bent right up to your chest, arms dead straight and outside your knees. As the rope starts to pull, keep your arms straight and slowly start to stand.
- Keep your shoulders level and the rope between your skis.
- Stand upright Once you’re up, your head should be directly over your feet. It’s a bit like rollerskating: if you lean too far back, you’ll immediately fall over backward; too far forward, and you’ll go flat on your face.
- Eyes up Always look ahead, either at the horizon or at the boat; looking down at your skis will unbalance you. If you feel yourself losing balance and falling, let go of the rope – don’t try to hold on and get dragged along. Don’t worry, you will float – you’ll be wearing a life jacket.
- Start to carve Once you’re confident going in a straight line, you can start to carve left and right behind the boat, and really pick up speed. To cross the boat’s wake, absorb the bumps with your knees by keeping them loose and slightly bent.
- Use your weight Keep your weight evenly distributed between both feet. To turn, don’t lean, but put more weight on one ski – to turn right, put pressure on your left ski and vice versa to turn left.
- Point your body and hips in the direction you want to travel.
- Lift your foot As you become more proficient, you can start to lift one ski out of the water and practice skiing one-legged. This enables you to progress on to a mono-ski, which allows for faster carving. On a mono-ski, your feet will be one behind the other – the front foot is in a binding while the back one is inserted into a loop.
- Change your grip If you start using a mono-ski, change your grip on the rope handle. On two skis, the handle will be horizontal and you’ll grip with both hands.
- For mono-skiing, rotate the handle so that it’s vertical, and place one hand on either side.
- Use your skills If you snow ski, you can expect to pick up water skiing faster than most, because you’ll already know how to balance.