How to Introduce Your Daughter to the Thrill of Waterskiing

Skiing isn’t just for snow-angels. If your daughter likes speed, why not take her waterskiing?

Gliding across the lake or ocean, waterskiing is an experience your daughter will never forget. Strap on the skis and prepare for adventure!

Why your daughter will love waterskiing

Waterskiing is a massive adrenaline rush. Just wait to see her smile when she experiences the speed for the first time.

It’s a great confidence boost too. She’ll be (rightfully) proud of what she can achieve and perhaps a bit surprised at her own bravery. 

Waterskiing is also a great workout. What a fun way to develop strength and stamina!

Where you can experience waterskiing

Waterskiing equipment is expensive and standing up for the first time can be tricky, so it’s good to find a water ski facility for your early trips. Enroll in some lessons and you’ll soon pick up the basics.

Waterski schools will have a range of first skis for your kids to try, including boards which are easier to control and waterskis with a crossbar to prevent “Bambi” legs.

Check out this list of the top 10 US waterski schools.

Top tips for your first waterskiing experience

  • Wait until your daughter is ready and really wants to learn how to waterski. Start out with some tubing sessions to build confidence and anticipation.

  • Waterskiing is a whole-body workout. Pick a day when your daughter is well rested and hasn’t already had an action-packed day at the lake.

  • Make sure you use skis designed for children. Adult waterskis are not safe for little people.

  • Your daughter should wear a US-Coastguard approved life vest which is the correct size for her weight.

  • Teach her to let go of the rope if she falls in. The life vest will do its job and the boat will come back.

Click here for detailed information on waterskiing.

What no snow? Head to the lake for an exciting waterski experience!