If you’ve never ridden at a cable wakeboard park, you may not know how to get started your first time. That’s okay! Most riders actually find it easier to wakeboard at a cable park the first time, because there are expert instructors who can teach you the basics so you can avoid the hard crashes. Most of our cable operators at Ski Rixen are actually riders themselves, so they have firsthand knowledge of how to start beginners off on the right foot (literally, because in most cases we need to establish which foot you will have forward)! Here’s a quick rundown of how to get up on a wakeboard at the cable park.
Whether you’re a veteran boat rider who hasn’t felt the unique pull of a cable before, or you’re just getting started with the sport of wakeboarding, we want to clue you in on some differences between the cable park and the boat. Both are a blast, so stay tuned to learn a little more about each.
If you haven’t wakeboarded at a cable park before, it’s a pull like no other. Here’s the setup: A network of towers high above the water suspend a cable that moves around in a circle or rectangle. That cable has multiple ropes attached with handles at the end. Wakeboarders line up at the starting dock and wait for their turn to ride, and after a few minutes the cable is full of wakeboarders carving, hitting rails and booting off kickers. Sounds like fun right? It is.
If you’re visiting South Florida, or even if you’ve lived here for quite some time, you may not know that you definitely can wakeboard in South Florida. In fact, you can wakeboard, kneeboard, waterski and wakeskate at the first cable park in the United States: Ski Rixen!
Looking to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine Broward County is known for? Look no further than Ski Rixen, America’s first cable watersports park. At Ski Rixen you can cool off while enjoying the nonstop thrills that watersports have to offer. Whether you want to try waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, kneeboarding or slalom skiing, we have you covered with all the rental gear and instruction you’ll need to get started.
Let’s break it down by sport:
Waterskiing: Typically you waterski on two skis and turn by a combination of leaning and putting a little more weight on one foot. It’s a great way to experience the thrill of gliding across the water in a really natural stance and position that many people take to really quickly.
Looking for a way to cool off and have a blast at the same time? We’ve got you covered at Ski Rixen Waterpark. Whether your watersport of choice is wakeboarding, kneeboarding, wakeskating, waterskiing or slalom skiing, Ski Rixen has all the gear you need to get started—or get back out there if it’s been a while.
South Florida is a paradise of sun and tropical weather with barely a rainy day in the forecast, so it’s only natural to get outside and enjoy some outdoor activities. One of the best outdoor activities in South Florida is watersports. Cool off while you play and challenge your skills with your watersport of choice at Ski Rixen, America’s first cable park.
What is a cable park? It combines the best parts of towed watersports without the expense and hassle of a boat. Instead, a line high above your head attaches to a handle and takes you silently across the water so you can wakeboard, kneeboard, wakeskate, waterski and slalom ski in South Florida’s refreshing waters. Ride single and challenge your friends with ramps and rail slides, or ride doubles and see who falls first. It’s a blast.
About One Windsurfer Tim Bennet is the esteemed founder as well as a leading instructor at Shaka. He has over 20 years of rich experience backing him up. A highly experienced RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor and RYA Powerboat Instructor along expert instructional abilities in windsurfs, kite surfs, general surfing and even paddleboards, he is a real and avid water sports buff.
Windsurfing About Content Windsurfing as an adventurous sport and recreational pastime first peaked in 1980s only to fall. However, with all sorts of advancement, the sport has suddenly caught the fancy of all those looking for unique adventure and fun. If you want to revel in the thrill and the tornado of gliding over waves at over 20-30 miles per hour, look no further than Shaka. The Shaka windsurfing center is situated in the sandy paradise of the Dominic Republic.
Understanding that windsurfing is finally coming of age, we at Shaka seek to play an active role in its spread. We offer specialized courses of all levels from age 7 to even 75 in a completely methodical step by step way amidst complete safety and oodles of fun. With our coaching classes, you can be assured of surfing like a pro in no time.
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