Get up on the board – which is the hardest part. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes like riding a
Once you have a few basic tricks down, it essentially becomes an exercise in overcoming your fears to go bigger. Yes, you’re going to hurt yourself a few times during awkward splashdowns, but if such tumbling about doesn’t excite and thrill you, you should be back home in your comfy armchair playing video games. From the day you start, learning through failure is what’s such fun about wakeboarding.
If you’re not into water sports action or you’re wondering what your parents or kids are going to do while you’re tearing it up at the park, worry not. There’s a sweet pool at Bali Wake Park with a bar. There’s also an outlet of Made’s Warung serving selected favourites. There’s also a lovely lawn with beanbags where you can tan in comfort while watching the action on the lake. You’ll meet a lot of different people at the park. There are kids, seasoned pros, middle-aged couples, and teenagers. Then there’s Norm, a 70-year-old slalom skier who absolutely tears it up.
Listen. The Wake Park
people will give you advice on starting. If you listen, you will succeed.
Have fun. The place
can be downright intimidating, especially if someone is doing 360 back flips in front of you
Give up. Even after failing to take off ten times in a row. You’ll get
What’s appealing about Bali Wake Park is that unlike most other water sports facilities out there, it’s independent of natural conditions. You don’t have to worry about tides, swells, and gales interrupting your fun. The whole process is mechanical and static, which means you can pick a time of day and it won’t get cancelled no matter what (except when there are lightning storms). There’s a certain beauty in predictability. Along with the triumph of learning something new almost every time you ride, it’s nice to be able to get out there and have a guaranteed great time.
Forget that it’s not about showing off, it’s
about having fun.
Forget to bring your adventurous friends. The
more the merrier.