History of water skiing and wakeboarding
Water skiing has been around for 100 years or so. The pioneers of water skiing recognised the potential to transfer snow skiing to the water, meaning they could ‘ski’ year-round. It didn’t take long to catch on and is now a hugely popular activity
Wakeboarding on the other hand first came onto the scene in the 1980’s. Surfers looking for some fun when the waves were elusive, jumped behind ski boats with their surf boards, to surf the small waves the ski boat created. Board development followed soon after, and by the 1990’s wakeboarding became an established sport.
If you want to give it a go yourself, there are plenty of places to water ski or wakeboard in the UK, but nothing beats warm water and sunshine. Head to a Neilson Beachclub in sunny Croatia or Greece and you’ll get to try both watersports for free as there’s a couple of tows included in the price of the holiday.