About Wakeboarding: Wakeboarding is a gymnastic watersport done behind a specialised towboat, where riders use the boat’s wake to create a take off ramp, enabling them to do spectacular tricks. They are judged subjectively according to intensity, creativity and execution with the tricks similar to those done in snowboarding, skating and surfing. The world’s most rapidly growing watersport has developed into one of the most progressive sports of the contemporary era. Wakeboarding is responsible for producing a new variety of sports including wakeskating and wakesurfing. New styles of riding have been invented and now kickers and sliders are part of competitive wakeboarding, where slider rails and floating jumps are positioned in the water for the riders to launch off, similar to a skateboard street course. As a spectator sport, wakeboarding attracts sporting enthusiasts of all ages, especially males aged between 15 – 30.
I thought this was a good definition of wakeboarding from an outsiders perspective. But what about us guys over 30?