WAKEBOARDING SINGAPORE – WHAT?

Wakeboarding is a water sport that many people have recently come to love. The best news about this is that Singapore allows it all year round – even wakesurfing! Yes, wakeboarding and wakesurfing are not the same.

There are certain similarities between wakeboarding and wakesurfing – but they are two different water sports. Why, you ask? Wakesurfing is like spontaneous surfing on the waves. The rope connected to the boat is just used to be pulled into the water, then let go, while the boat continues to provide waves that are there for you to continue surfing.

Wakeboarding is different method. Wakeboarding uses the rope to be pulled into the water, yes. But, still holding on to the rope all the way, and just gliding and surfing through the water with the guidance of the rope is how wakeboarding works.

Wakeboarding and wakesurfing are often interchanged, but it’s not really hard to know which is which.

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This is why most people who get into water sports, or wakeboarding specifically, always workout their grips. It may seem easy to hold on to the rope while wakeboarding, but it isn’t always. It’s best to have a firm grip of the rope, and a strong arm to make sure you would not let go of the rope while you are being pulled by the rope.

The workout for wakeboarding is almost like the workout for wakesurfing. You have to strengthen your core so you make sure that when you are being pulled by the boat, it would look like you’re fighting back and pulling the boat instead. You need strong arms, making sure they are not bent when you are wakeboarding. If your arms are bent, it could strain your arm when you are being pulled by the boat, or it may weaken your grip and simply make you let go a little too early.

The difficulty level of wakeboarding versus wakesurfing may differ, and it would depend entirely on the athlete.

Wakeboarding can be difficult to keep track of the waves, and your grip will loosen and weaken eventually if you go on for a while wakeboarding. In the meanwhile, wakesurfing can be pretty difficult because you will need to

surf the waves created by the boat –  and you could surf in 10 seconds, or last up to 30 seconds. So, their difficulties are not really the same, but you could encounter these challenges on both water sports and not exclusively on only one.

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GETTING READY FOR WAKEBOARDING

  • Make sure your body is ready for wakeboarding. Nurse any sore muscles back to it’s good health. Make sure you’re eating well and hydrating with healthy fluids. It is important to remember that physical health is important.
  • Be motivated and focused. Sadly, you need the passion and focus to try this sport – or at least learn it first. You won’t always get the chance to perfect every try at first, but learn along the way. Keep a clear mind, concentrate on what your coaches and trainers are saying, and focus on the fun water sport!
  • Make sure you bring everything you need. It does not matter if you are a beginner or a pro at this, make sure you need the essentials packed anyway. You will need water and sunscreen to protect you from the sun and keep you hydrated. You will also need comfortable swimwear, because you will need all the guts you can get. Always make sure you bring extra dry clothes and a towel for you to change into after the course. And, make sure you pack your enthusiasm – because you will be experiencing some awesome moments when you start wakeboarding.

BEST 5 WAKEBOARDING INSTRUCTORS IN SINGAPORE 2020

Surf N Wake

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Address: 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670
Contact Number: +65-9855-6623
Social Media Accounts: Instagram / Facebook
Website: https://surfnwake.com
Client Review: Clients, both old and new, are very fond of Surf N Wake because of how much they see Yen work hard in continuing his love for the water sports and how much he loves sharing what he knows to them. It is not easy to teach plenty of people, sometimes it could get exhausting because of the routines needed – but this is part of why clients admire Yen. He never lets them feel like it’s a routine because of all the fun!

Wakemusters

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Address: 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670
Contact Number: +65-9048-7060
Social Media Accounts: Instagram / Facebook
Website: https://wakemusters.com
Client Review: Everyone just loves the coaches and trainers at Wakemusters because of the simplicity of how they coach and have fun with the clients. The Wakemusters always made sure their clients are well-taken care of, and that they are learning wakeboarding and wakesurfing the fun way.

Suter Wake Pro

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Address: 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670
Contact Number: +65-9742-7201
Social Media Accounts: Instagram
Website: https://www.sutertan.com/
Client Review: The mere thought of being trained and coached by Suter is an honor for the clients. Since Suter was once the coach for the Singapore Team for wakeboarding and wakesurfing, he is well-experienced in handling trainings and courses for the water sports. Suter has helped many clients improve their experience with wakeboarding and wakesurfing that most of them have grown to love the sport and continuously enhance their skills in this art. Suter is patient and dedicated in teaching people these water sports. Talk about huge respect for your coach, right?

Edgewake

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Address: 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670
Contact Number: +65-6386-6634
Social Media Accounts: Instagram
Website: http://edgewake.com
Client Review: Edgewake has such amazing coaches that all the clients love how fun their experiences are when they take the courses offered here. Even the kids that enroll with Edgewake say they want to learn more and more.

Ryders

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Address: 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670
Contact Number: +65-6386-3891
Social Media Accounts: Instagram / Facebook
Website: https://www.rydersatponggol.com
Client Review: The clients of Ryders Singapore highly recommend that this is one of the best places to be when you want to learn wakeboarding and wakesurfing. The clients are also happy that you can rent their gear and equipment for wakeboarding and wakesurfing at Ryders. As a tip from a review, it would be great to check in on the schedule days or weeks before booking. This is to make sure you do not get caught in a crowd of people who are also taking courses for wakeboarding and other water sports.