On a hot day in summer, I like to spend time with my family cooling off in the water. Whether we are on the river or lake, a day in the water with family and friends is my favorite way to spend the day.
Wakeboarding is my favorite summer sport. As sunshine warms your skin, cool water splashes your legs making it a refreshing activity on a warm day.
I like the smooth fluid movement of carving turns and the excitement of flying in the air over water. It’s such a thrill!
A friend first introduced us to wakeboarding 21 years ago while on a houseboat trip in Lake Cumberland, Kentucky.
Since then we’ve been improving our boarding skills and learning new tricks. We wouldn’t have learned as quickly without the patience, kindness and advice from our boarding buddies, who are also excellent instructors.
We’ve also taught family and friends how to wakeboard.
Lee and I began training our daughter to wakeboard when she was 3 and she has been boarding ever since she turned 5 years old.
Watching the joy on a friend’s face when they first stand up on the board and ride the wake or learn a new trick is a treat; a shared joy — that is the best!
It’s a great social activity, too. As we take turns wakeboarding with friends, we share tips and encourage each other; and it’s a fun exercise for improving strength, endurance and agility.
Have fun on the water!