Wave boards and their Usage


wave boards

Wave boards, also known as skimboards, are a type of board that is used to ride the waves. They are typically smaller and flatter than traditional surfboards and are designed to skim along the top of the water. This makes them a popular choice for beginner surfers, as they are easier to control and less prone to getting stuck in the waves.

How do you ride a wave board?

A man riding a wave on a surfboard in the ocean

Riding a wave board is fairly simple. All you need to do is position yourself on the board so that your weight is centred over the middle, then wait for a wave to come. When you see one coming, start paddling towards it until you are in position. Then, jump up and ride it all

Wave boards work by using the power of the wave to lift the board and rider into the air. The board is attached to a long, thin rope that is pulled tight by a motor on the boat. As the wave rises, the board lifts off of the water and riders can surf across the wave.

How safe are wave boards?

A person standing next to a body of water

Wave boards are very safe when used correctly. Riders should always stay close to the boat and avoid letting go of the board. Riders should also be aware of other boats in the area and avoid collisions.

Not everyone can use a wave board. Wave boards require good balance and coordination. Riders must also be able to swim well in order to keep up with the boat.

With proper technique, riders can reach heights of over 10 feet.

Largest wave board ever made.

Today’s largest wave board is 6 metres long and was recently developed by Ocean Rodeo. This model is very difficult to control and only experienced riders should attempt to use it. The smallest wave board available today measures 1 metre in length. {Riders on a larger wave board would need special safety equipment} A new type of smaller, safer wave board is currently being developed for children ages 5-11 years old. These “mini-boards” will measure around 2′ – 3′ in width, but only weigh 15 – 20 lbs.

What is a Waveology Helmet?

A waveology helmet protects riders from injuries to the head and face during a fall/wipeout, while maintaining visibility and allowing for easy breathing through filtered vents. The helmets are made with special materials called “foam cores” that absorb thousands of G’s upon impact. Waveology helmets come in adult and children sizes, each featuring fun, bright colours and designs.

Where can I purchase a wakeboard or waveology helmet?

Wave boards require too much horsepower to be used on your personal boat or PWC (Jet Ski). However, if you find yourself out at sea near one of our Ocean Rodeo store locations, we do offer board rentals. You can also purchase a wave board or waveology helmet through our online store.

Safety caution for using wave boards.

You should be careful about using wave boards, as if the number of riders who go out for a ride is too much, small injuries such as bruises may occur. In addition, it is important to pay attention not to collide with other boats.

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