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Waterskiing Fundamentals to Help You Enjoy the Sport Safely

Last updated 4 years ago

Summer is just around the corner in Maine, so it’s time to get ready for all the Naples water sports you know and love. Waterskiing is one of the most popular water sports in Maine, but can be unsafe if you aren’t quite prepared to hit the water in your skis. Here’s a quick refresher on the basics of waterskiing safely to help you have fun and avoid injury this summer.

Don’t Forget To Breathe
Breathing is not just important to helping you keep your stamina and concentration while waterskiing. Breathing can also help you to relax and loosen up while on the water. Being dragged behind a boat at high speeds can be unnerving if you’re a little rusty, so remember to relax, focus on being safe, and have fun.

Maintain Proper Starting Form
The key to safely getting on your skis is to lay as flat as possible while the boat is idling, keeping your ears below water level. When the boat starts moving fast enough, you’ll get the traction you need to stand upright. Just be careful not to lock your knees or lean too far forward!

Keep a Relaxed Grip
Finally, don’t strain your arms by gripping the handle too tightly. This can actually wear out your arms, making you too tired to continue or causing you to lose control of the handle. This can cause you to injure your arms, or even accidentally let go and crash into the water. A relaxed but sure grip helps to prevent fatigue without losing the boat.

For the very best water sports and boating in Maine, contact Moose Landing Marina in Naples on Route 302. We specialize in boat rentals and sales, repair and maintenance services, jet ski and pontoon rental, and much more. Call us today at (207) 693-6264 to learn more about getting your skis in the water this summer.

 

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