Spending your summer by the lake is a great way to take advantage of the hot weather and the great outdoors. Dean Buescher, an avid outdoorsman, enjoys and active and adventurous lifestyle. There is no better way to spend the summer than by going water skiing. 

Dean Buescher how to water ski for beginners waterskiing

If you have never been waterskiing before, the sport can seem a bit intimidating. Buescher shares his tips for waterskiing for beginners so that you can head out on the water in no time.

As a beginner, it is likely you don’t have any equipment. Before you start, make sure you have:

  • Skis
  • A boat, someone to drive it, and someone who can be on the boat to observe you
  • Binding
  • Gloves
  • A life jacket
  • A tow rope

Now that you have the gear, it’s time to head out into the water:

  • Remember to grip the rope with your knuckles facing up to help you hold on.
  • Deep water starts are easier for beginners. Hold on to the rope and crouch down in a cannonball position while you wait for the boat to start towing you.
  • When the boat starts towing, it will move you into the chair position. Stay here until you feel ready to stand all the way up.
  • Keep your knees bent and don’t pull yourself forward. Try to let the boat do most of the work for you.