hi I'm Billy Garcia owner and coach a freeride wakeboard school I'm showing you how to get started in wakeboarding now we're going to go with your first beginner tricks okay your first beginner trick is going to be riding switch that means that your lead foot is going to be in back and your back trailing foot is going to be in front when you want to do for this is just be super careful and make sure that your body position is correct obviously you don't want to be back foot heavy you want to have your weight about 50/50 make sure your hips are in line with the boat and at the rotation of your upper body comes from the ribcage up don't let your hips come open to the boat and also make sure your handle is out by your lead hip your back arm should be straight across your body and your front arm should be slightly bent as always make sure your knees are super bent and flexible another beginner trick is a surface 180 it's a 180 because you're rotating the board 180 degrees and it's a surface 180 because you're not leaving the water you're doing it right on top of the surface what you want to do for this trick is as always make sure your knees are super bent and flexible and also make sure you do it slowly and lean on your heels a little bit so you don't catch a front edge and faceplant so for example you'll be riding left foot forward with the handle out in front of you pull the handle towards your back hip a bit and as you're doing that transfer the weight from your back foot to your front foot and twist your hips that will initiate the 180 once you come around to the 180 be sure to let the handle back out to what's going to be your leading hip the last beginner trick we're going to go over is called the ollie this is where you jump the board out of the water without using the weight to launch you so what you have to do is get right outside the wake on your heel side the next thing you want to do is edge fairly hard about five to eight feet you're going to need some momentum so make sure you have a good hard edge after you let up on your off your edge and you still have that momentum go ahead and push down against the water with your front foot and lift it back up you want to immediately follow this with your back foot so that your board comes completely off the water it's a little bit different than a skateboard ollie and that you're not going to pop your front foot and then your back foot it's going to cause you to nosedive so make sure that you immediately after popping the front foot and lifting your front leg you followed up right away with the back foot that will keep you from nose diving and digging the front of the board into the water up next I'm going to show you your first beginner wakeboard jumps

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50 thoughts on “Beginner Wakeboarding Tricks

  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Thank you, Billy for getting into the basics of wakeboarding.
    I actually watched a lot your tutorial vid this season,which helped me a lot in my learning curve. I put together a small compilation at the end of my season to show how good my progression went.
    So if anyone of your viewers wonders how many training days you need to manage your first obstacles, this is where progression track is after hitting big and small cable parks 40 times:
    https://youtu.be/-SzyWao-jTc

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Can I do a 180 with a fin on the back of the wakeboard? :p

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    go to phuket wake park its much cooler than other wakeparks

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Ik thought the surface 180 was a switch

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Mute him and he legitimately looks like a slow rapper…

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    great!!! im gonna try it on Friday!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Wakeboarding is basically skateboarding on water? I have done wakeboarding and it feels exactly like a skateboard except easier.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    its the roof of a pontoon boat lol

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    nothing its the closest boat's cover/top shade thing.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    i went to his camp its pricey but great he is a great coach

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    I'm only 12 and I'm a girl I'm pretty good and I learned on my own in only a day soo

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    I would say yes. The reason is that when you're riding with fins, they track much more ya know? Without them, I find it much more easy to spin around. However, it's slightly more slippery.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Sorry I meant is a surface 180 harder with fins?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Is switch harder with fins?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Its dragging the rope.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Looks like the line. Rider must've fallen soon before. lol

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    te invisible man :))

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    its not pulling anything

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Do u know if the rope length affects your riding because I tried both and the farther seems better

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    check out my channel

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Yes! That is exactly right. When you ollie you want your back foot to hit first, but not so soon that it jerks the nose towards the water. It's more on keep standing and leaning back throughout the ollie. If you stay tall and leaned back it will make your landing a lot better ad you wont fall.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    you know its bad when im 14 ive been wakeboarding for 6 years and im better than this guy

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    When I ollie, I nose dive, but i feel like i am landing both sides at the same time. Should I really emphasize landing on my back foot?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    ur so wrong about ur shoulders dumb ass they have to be squared with your hips i was at a demo wakeboard clinic with the smg team and about 4 pros so go to bed

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    haha true, i finally got up for the first time today, and it was without fins. the first time i just slipped off because it didnt have fins. but then i just found my balance and it works really well. i havent tried with fins tho so i dont know how it feels.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Take your fins off if your just starting, trust me it's better to go ahead and learn without than to try to make that adjustment later on, just get used to riding without I took mine off the 2nd time I ever rode, it makes you a stronger rider and makes your surface tricks much easier, and if you plan on hitting kickers or sliders your going to need them off anyways. Good luck

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    keep them on. Only take them off when your sponsored by monster, and your hitting jibs. i spin 5's with fins. its easier

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    thats the roof of the first

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Is it possible to do a surface 180 with the little black fins on the wakeboard? Do I need to take these off? Are they standard or are they like training wheels? Ive been jumping the wake with them on, but the more videos I watch I think I need to take them off. When I do the board just slides everywhere like a kneeboard and I have no "traction." What should I do?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    wtf is the farthest boat pulling at 0:52 lol

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    @The1996Snowboarder i totally agree !!!!!!!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    on an ollie u should do it just like a skateboard cuz u get higher…u just got land centered so u dn nosedive…. ive tried both and im a begginer cuz ive only went 2 or 3 times and if i do it like a skateboard it works better than this way

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    DONT CATCH THE EDGE lol, major faceplant

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    @chuckyboi23 if your a beginner, use the fins. they help alot with balance and stability. If you dont quite know how to maneuver on a wakeboard, using no fins will cause you to slip and slide all over the place

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    is it better to wakeboard with or without fins, ours are rmoveable

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    your video is so helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    1:16 oh crap what did i have to say again?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    this guy is fucking wierd

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    @judestubbs lake austin

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    @GoshDamnXL yes and I tired of the stupid ad.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    This looks like McQueeny Texas

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    That's a disgusting set of ollies…..

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    @daviidko But prob the man at wakeboarding…

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