Wakeboarding is an exhilarating water sport that is easy to pick up and learn the basics, so is great for beginners and perfect for groups of friends. The key to mastering this water sport is balance and patience. You won’t be thrown in at the deep end as you will go through an on-land training session first as well as being issued with safety equipment including a buoyancy aid and wetsuit (the wetsuit isn’t compulsory but will keep you warm should the water be cold). Once you have been through the training it’s time to hit the water and master the balance, coming out of the water and maybe even jumping the waves. 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.