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.
A wakeboard is a wakeboard right? Well, not exactly. There are different types of boards for riding behind the cable versus the boat, and sometimes the type of board you have can make a huge difference. Let’s go over a few key points here.
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.
Enjoy the thrill and pleasure of surfing under different winds and with large varieties of surfboards. With a large and uninterrupted coastline along with top equipment gear, above standard safety measures and top crew and guides, even an absolute beginner can bask in the thrill and excitement of beating and riding the waves as high as 20 to 30 meters.
Recently, windsurfing is increasingly catching the fancy of all and hence the demand for windsurfing lesson is rapidly increasing. However, before one take up the first surfing lesson, some kind of preparation is essential to help one get the most out of the surf lesson.