Wakesurf like a Whizz

Hong Kong Tatler - - Features -

Wife, mother, lover of fast cars and wakesurf­ing

“The hard­est thing when you take up wakesurf­ing is let­ting go of the rope, which is known as go­ing wire­less. Un­like wake­board­ing, where you are dragged by a rope from the boat, wakesurf­ing re­quires you to drop the rope and ride the wave made by the boat. A good wakesurfer needs mus­cle strength to main­tain core sta­bil­ity, and an­kle and knee flex­i­bil­ity. You must feel re­laxed and yet bal­anced. Get a feel for the sen­sa­tion of carv­ing. As with skiing and snow­board­ing, you need to master sub­tle move­ments to achieve equi­lib­rium on the board. Head out for a 6am weekday ride as there’s of­ten no one else out on the wa­ter at that time. If the sun is shin­ing, the re­flec­tions make you feel like you’re skat­ing along on a mir­ror. There’s noth­ing bet­ter.”

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