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Wakeboarding is a water sport in which the rider, standing on a wakeboard (a short board with foot bindings), is towed behind a motorboat across its wake and especially up off the crest in order to perform aerial maneuvers.wikipedia
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Wakeboard boat

The gear and wakeboard boat used are often personalized to each rider's liking.
Wakeboard Boats are designed to create a large, specially shaped wake, for a wakeboarder to jump the wakes from side to side doing aerial tricks.

X Games

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Wakeboarding is done for pleasure and competition, ranging from freestyle wakeboarding and wakeboard parks to wakeboard competitions at the X Games, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, or similar events.


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The sport that would later become wakeboarding began as wakesurfing, which was invented by surfers who were looking for an alternative to surfing when the sea was calm.
Aided with a tow rope, hard carving and launching off wakes lead to sports like skurfing, skiboarding, and eventually wakeboarding.

Water skiing

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Later, another company called "Skurfer" was founded by Tony Finn in 1985, named as such due to the board being a cross of a surfboard and a water ski.
Similar, related sports are wakeboarding, kneeboarding, discing, tubing, and sit-down hydrofoil.


The sport that would later become wakeboarding began as wakesurfing, which was invented by surfers who were looking for an alternative to surfing when the sea was calm.


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The latter soon grew in popularity, and a braided rope made out of polypropylene was eventually introduced.


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Kiteboarding is an action sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and sailing into one extreme sport.

X Games VIII

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The events included Moto X (Big Air, Step Up and Freestyle), Skateboarding (Park, Vert Best Trick, Vert Doubles, Vert, Street and Street Best Trick), BMX (Park, Flatland, Vert, Dirt and Downhill), Wakeboarding (Men and Women), Aggressive Inline (Men's Vert, Men's Park and Women's Park) and Speed Climbing (Men and Women).

Wakestock (Canada)

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The Wakestock Action Sports and Music Festival is a wakeboarding contest and Canada's largest action sports and music festival.

Clear Lake (California)

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The expansive, warm water of Clear Lake makes it popular for watersports, such as swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, boat races, and jet skiing.

Center of Gravity (festival)

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The event features eight sports: beach volleyball, crossfit, basketball, wakeboarding, freestyle mountain biking, FMX, skateboarding, and BMX.

Dallas Friday

Dallas Friday (born 6 September 1986) is an American wakeboarder.

List of TaleSpin characters

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Kit had the ability to cloud surf using a crescent shaped metal device called an airfoil and a regular cord attached to the back of the Sea Duck or another plane, thus allowing him to "surf" in a similar fashion to someone wakeboarding or water skiing.

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The inaugural winner of the award was the American wakeboarder Dallas Friday.


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A swimsuit can be worn as an undergarment in sports that require a wetsuit such as water skiing, scuba diving, surfing, and wakeboarding.

Danny Harf

Danny Harf is an American professional wakeboarder and sports video producer.

Extreme sport

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Kitesurfing on the other hand was conceived by combining the propulsion system of kite buggying (a parafoil) with the bi-directional boards used for wakeboarding.

Correct Craft

Correct Craft is a United States-based builder of powerboats primarily for waterskiing and wakeboard use.

Parks Bonifay

Parks Napier Bonifay (born September 30, 1981) is an American professional wakeboarder.


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The V-drive has become increasingly popular due to wakeboarding and wakesurfing.

Mission Bay (San Diego)

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Wakeboarding, jet skiing, sailing, camping, cycling, jogging, roller skating and skateboarding, or sunbathing are all popular around the bay.

Liquid Force

Liquid Force is a manufacturer based in the USA, focusing on wakeboard related products and clothing.

Seventh-day Adventist camps

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In addition to regular camps some have specialty camps, or RAD camps, which vary from either a week of surfing, waterskiing/wakeboarding, rock climbing, golf, skateboarding, whitewater rafting, paintball, mountain biking, cycling, basketball, BMX, and many others.