Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Recreation/Wakeboarding
North American Division
|Skill Level 1|
|Year of Introduction: 2006|
*NOTE: All wakeboarders in AY sponsored wakeboarding class must wear a ski vest.
Have the Advanced Beginner’s Swimming Honor.
1. Know and practice the following safety rules
a. Never wakeboard at night.
b. Never wakeboard during an electrical storm.
c. Always wear a ski vest while wakeboarding.
d. Make sure the wakeboarding rope is in good condition.
e. Make sure the wakeboarding bindings are in good condition.
f. Always have a spotter and flag in the boat.
g. Stay clear of objects, such as other skiers, swimmers, tubers, docks or floating objects.
h. If you fall let go of the rope.
i. After a fall, raise a hand to indicate you are all right.
j. Do not stand in the boat while it is moving.
2. Know the following hand signals
b. Speed is OK
d. Back to dock
Pat your head or turn finger in a circle (turning your finger in a circle means turn around, not essentially back to dock.)
3. Put on the wakeboard by yourself. Be able to remove the wakeboard in deep water by yourself.
4. Execute a deep-water start on the wakeboard on a full line rope.
Remember to stay in your ball and then slowly stand up, using your weight to control your left and right movement. Keep your arms straight so the line won't go slack.