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The Difference Between different Water Sports: Wakeboard & Wakesurf

8 Water Sports To Try In Hong Kong

Ever wanted to try wakeboarding?

What about wakesurfing?

Aren’t they pretty much the same thing?

Not quite!

Keep reading for an introduction to these two unique water sports!

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding evolved from a combination of various sports, namely water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing.

This sport involves coasting on the waves created by the wake of a speedboat. These waves mimic real ocean waves, big enough to ride and even do tricks upon! The rider is towed along behind the boat with a connecting rope.

By far our most popular water sports option, wakeboarding is essentially like wakesurfing, but with a few main differences.

Instead of throwing the connecting rope back to the boat after finding his or her balance as in wakesurfing, riders hold on to the rope to be kept in tow of the speedboat pulling them along.

Due to the specific type of board used in this sport, holding on to the rope is the only way to keep afloat.

Another difference is that wakeboards have boots attached that riders stay strapped into, allowing them to reach faster speeds and greater heights.

These differences make wakeboarding much easier to learn for most people.

Sound reassuring?

Try wakeboarding with us!

We have 2-hour, 3-hour, and 4-hour rentals available.

Some packages can service up to 8 people, so bring your friends!

Wakesurfing

Just like wakeboarding, wakesurfing involves surfing in the wake of a speedboat, atop the waves created by the boat.

Initially, the speedboat pulls the rider out of the water as he or she holds on to the connecting rope.

Once the rider starts riding comfortably, he or she throws the rope back onto the boat, leaving his or her hands completely free!

This sport can be a bit more challenging to pick up at first, especially as riders aren’t attached by boots to the board itself. (The advantage in this is having more freedom for maneuvering and performing tricks.)

Not to worry, however; our boat crews are very friendly and helpful in teaching the basics!

Check out one of our wakesurfing packages for a private session in the gorgeous countryside of Hong Kong: Sai Kung!


Want more water sports?

Check out our blog: 7 Water Sports To Try In Hong Kong!


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