For those with an action packed bucket list to tick off, sometimes it can be challenging to find the time to make your way through all the activities you wish to try.
But with TrackDays.co.uk, thrill seekers can combine the exhilaration of two of the most common bucket list activities, snowboarding and surfing, in an activity which is often described as 'like snowboarding, but on water'.
Indeed, we offer the chance for adrenaline junkies to get out on the water with a wicked and wild wakeboarding experience.
What is Wakeboarding?
Widely recognised as one of the fastest growing sports in the world, wakeboarding is sure to make a splash with thrill seekers.
The rider is fastened to a board and towed behind a motorboat. By using the surface tension of the water, the rider is able to travel at very high speeds of up to 18 or even 25 miles per hour while being dragged by a watercraft.
Not only can the rider skid the surface of the water, but also perform a host of wakeboarding tricks including thrilling tail grabs and stunning surface 180°s.
Set in fifty acres of beautiful New Forest countryside, the New Forest Water Park is one of the two locations TrackDays.co.uk offer wakeboarding experiences.
The New Forest Water Park has one of the UK's newest 5 pylon wake parks, equipped with the latest equipment and quality features. The Park also possesses a system 2.0 cable, perfect for beginners just starting out or those trying to master their latest trick.
What's more, New Forest Water Park also has an aqua park, kayaking and paddle boarding facilities, meaning there is something for everyone.
Situated only one and half miles from Dunfermline town centre, the second location spot is, as the name suggests, based within the beautiful surroundings of Town Hill Country Park.
Set within the beautiful surroundings of the park, budding wakeboarders will also get the chance to take in the natural beauty of Scotland as they speed and skid along the water top.
Wakeboarding Terms And What They Mean
We have compiled a list of some of the most commonly used terms that you might come across on the day:
- Board: what you stand on to glide across the water
- Binding: is used to keep your feet attached to the board
- Lead Foot: the foot that you instinctively place forward for balance or running
Note: you don’t need to be a swimming pro but for your safety you must be able to swim at least 50 metres with a buoyancy aid and be confident in the water.