Oh God day I'm going to try to give you a lesson on how to actually get up on the wakeboard I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out myself and just watching YouTube videos and so forth and had a buddy mine out here and I bet you it was like 30 tries we just stand up and stay standing more than three seconds so I'm going to show you only two different ways to get up let me show you the first time I show you the way that I normally get up now that I know what I'm doing and let me show you a beginner's method that I think will help you to be able to get up this way so we're going to give a shot today and hopefully you'll be able to watch a video and I'm going to use a be forecast you can run for head and kind of show you what my hands my feet are doing so you see the board leveling one Cameron just came from the boat from a different angle see what's going on so we're going to try this out and see for the work plan alright guys so the first thing we're going to do is once we get back behind the boat first I'm real close to the bow just to kind of show you some things right now you definitely you don't want this rope to be under the thing it's going to tighten up and kind of twist you off so make sure you keep it on top of the boat till what these going to point out is when you're in position to start off I usually unlike this one hand it one by one hand the other some people go like this just whatever you prefer but when you start out you want to be in a crouched position okay and your toes need to point forward okay a lot of people want to do this with the board straight up like that and they're just like you just don't know what to do when you're starting kind of takes a little bit to learn the feel of this so make sure you toes go forward and the other thing I want to point out is that when the boat starts pulling you the boats going to pull you up if you're having a fight and struggle you're not in a good position the boat should pull you up out of the water and that's the hardest thing to figure out is what that position is but the first thing that I didn't realize is it once the boat starts going water is going to come rushing over the board I thought it was not going to do I thought the board's going to come up on the water but water's going to come rushing on that board and that's more so I just want you to know that so we're going to get in position and hopefully with this cameras you can just see my hands and feet what we're doing and we'll try to do it first start and come up and let you see how that works okay alright they're going to turn the board around or turn the boat around here so you can head out in this Cove over here and see up we're going to head out the other direction on the toes but you can see this is my starting position I've got my arms positioned on my legs like this I've got my toes forward alright and what I'm going to do is once the boat starts to go I'm actually going to shift my waist and by doing that I'm going to bring the right foot forward like this it's hard to do when you're sitting still with pressure on the right foots going to go forward and what that's going to do is it's going to take me off to the right a little bit and it helps me to get up that way that's one of the things that helps me to jump right out but also I said I'll show you another method as well for a beginner but if you used to ride a skateboard now if you go riding a skateboard if you were right foot forward and you probably want to go right foot forward on this if you were left foot then if I want to go left foot forward on this but just don't forget the toes gotta point forward otherwise you're just plowing through the water and hopefully this can help you out once and bilk it straightened up so you can take off and you'll see she's going to get it at a pretty pretty good pace she's going to get up to speed real fast and then feel the pull on here and I'm going to start turning my right foot up and the other thing is you don't want to be like this if you're out like this then what's gonna happen is usually you pull right over the board and you go face-first you definitely need to stay with your arms bent in you don't want to be straight out like this you want to be in here okay and as you're riding the lightboard you want to keep this in tight to your to your waist you've got a better leverage that way and so I think we're about straight and ready to go so if you just kind of watch here we'll show you what we do on how to get this thing up all right and push my toes forward things into tight and she's gonna give some gifts and we're going to pop up here here we go let's go all right hopefully you can see I'm looking down and now I'm riding forward I've got my hands inside they're not way I like you can ride like this but you don't have a lot of control that way so I'm riding my hands inside and hoping you can see that I've got a pull and so once I'm in here I can just shift my weight to kind of move around and the bus is pulling me we're letting this up like boy just playing on top of the water like so I hope you can see it from the camera shots here try to look down not looking where I'm going so still difficult here and basically the kind of thing we're doing here we're just kind of lying at them and then later bit affected I'm just rocking back and forth I keep my legs bent and I keep your legs straight you can even go down a little bit it's also lowering your center of gravity with your legs bent and I'm just kind of rocking back and forth here and what I'm going to do is on my go ahead go ahead and drop off and we'll do another start and I'll show you another way to start off so I'm just going to fling the trip out and we're going to do another start alright when you're out here on the leg too if you fall sometimes you're feeling get ripped right off stuff your body right off your feet you take a bat crash but when you're out handers other boats out here a good idea to put your board up the letter the book see you there's a lot of activity out here too Saturday weekend on Lake Keowee it's the Saturday before the great American Eclipse which is coming up on Monday so we're going to do another start here and show you a different method the southern method I'm going to use is I'm going to stay locked like this and I'm going to keep my arms on the legs and I'm not even going to stand up like this going to take them totally walk in stay in this position and let the boat just pull me straight up and I will end up riding like this for a few seconds before I even attempt to stand up and let the book come up to speed you can use this method for a slow start but ideally you want to get up to speed a little quicker which is you know usually for most people adult sized like me you need to get it up to about probably the boat needs to be hitting about 10 11 miles an hour but you can I've gotten up to 6 miles an hour but it's a little more strain on you because it's just not enough force hitting that wakeboard so I'm going to try a different start again this time again we're still gonna keep my toes forward okay this time I'm going to stay lock like this if you can kind of see what I'm doing here I'll probably have my my knees and a 90 degree position here and I'm going to stay at this 90 positions with my toes forward as we as we get up this way I'm probably still going to cut to the right because that's generally just kind of where where I go for my style of riding and so we'll see you cut out to the right and hopefully you'll be able to see what I'm doing here but again 90 degrees it needs I'm keeping my arms locked on here so all the force coming in I'm putting my arms locked on my legs it's going to stay that way and we'll let the boat pull us up that way I think this would be better for beginners they realize you don't have to stand up right away till you have your up have enough speed have your balance that you can stand up okay alrighty so I'm gonna stay lock like this toes forward yep now I'm up I'm gonna go ahead and stand up so just a little bit different way to come up so we're actually going kind of slow right now and that's just finally got into speed so this one bit slower we got some jumps here and that's nothing you don't want straight legs it up and you have some links coming across here so we're going to come down and study cut across the lake so I'm pulling the rope in pull the rope into my waist I don't want to weigh out there and I'm keeping my wake you can go watch where the board's going okay now I'm gonna come back to the right only things I can make a jump on that wake of this oh I should not [Applause] all right yeah you can go one-handed if you want you can squat down if you touch the water touch the board autosum I don't my film backdrops here now we got our own legs to contend with the belt I don't know keep your weight back and hitting those so you don't touch something above your head now I'm going to just come back what's out alright this time guys she did do a slow and steady start so just I'm going to stay locked again is for a beginner and I'm gonna stay locked just like this let's use a slow and steady and once I feel there's enough pressure holding the board up I think then I'll do it and do a stand-up okay are you ready alright go ahead do a steady slow start so stay and lock like this there's no pressure on my knees at all and you can run it like this for a long time I'm just sitting here like good riding across the water but everything is calm now I'm planing I'm going to go ahead and stand up and so that's the way for it was going really slow right now you probably didn't do it seven miles an hour right now so you guys speed it up Taman up this is beautiful like pee-wee [Applause] clue [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

Pontoon Wakeboarding – How to get up for Beginners

32 thoughts on “Pontoon Wakeboarding – How to get up for Beginners

  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    i wakeboard off my seadoo and not my boat because the boat is too big and i also keep my arms straight

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    the most helpful vid I found.
    the heels behind the toes tip got me standing on the first time… didn't dare to keep my arms braced though

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Best beginner vid I have found so far. Good job mate, looking forward to trying it

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Awesome video, I'm 55 and tried wakeboarding for first time after watching vid and I got up like instantly. Thanks

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    This is not the way to wakeboard

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Best video and wakeboarding yet thanks

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Lol my dad starts 50miles per hour

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Can you pin my comment please

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    This video was so helpful thank you!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Follow this guys instructions and you'll have dislocated shoulders in no time

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    nice instructional video it helped me get up on my 4th try thanks!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Bro this is so wrong for 1 if you keep your toes down that you are going to facplant when you get up, you need to have your arms straight, and why tf did you put behind a pontoon boat ugg!! You should also keep your hands faced the same way because you are going to mess up your wrist like that

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Dude is al wrong like a mf arms should be strait off the start with your arms bent like that you’re fighting the pull of the boat wasting to much energy

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Keep your arms straight and let the boat pull you up

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    But in my case I have a 26ft boat that produces a big wave so I don't have to go fast to jump from side to side of the wave

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    It will help you get your balance if you put your arms in but if you put your arms out you can get fastest to jump the wake

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Littarely Everyone said you have to keep your arm straight

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    STOP THERE YOU ALL…….. this guy takes his time to help people out there to enjoy it ….. thanks mate.. i go today and test this and come back and tell these pros to go to hell. thanks again…. ps love the craft

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    All the people with the criticism probably are wake boarding behind their parents $100,000 boat……… lol This May be the pontoon answer and what works for some folks!! I’m giving it a 👍

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    ya arms straight that is how i got up

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    You need to relax and straighten your arms up

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Guys he’s all wrong watch a real person who’s good like Shaun Murray

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    what lake is that?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Good tips been trying to get up on a strapless wake surfer with zero success. I need to learn this board because I’d love to hydrofoil that looks so much fun.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Best how to video so far lol can’t wate to try it

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    That’s not how you’re supposed to hold the handle lol

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    i watched an other video and they so you have to keep your arms straigt and let board turn you its self

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Keep your arms straight

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Watch Sean Murray’s video on how to get out it helps a lot

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Don’t do baseball grip

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Did you water ski before wake boarding

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