Water skiing and wakeboarding are surface water sports where an individual is pulled behind a motor boat or cable tow. It is both a recreational activity and a competitive sport although most people ride for fun and to keep fit.
You can participate by skiing on two skis, one ski, riding a wakeboard or a kneeboard, barefoot, or on a disc or other means of keeping afloat! You don’t even need to own a speed boat to take part, as many facilities have club boats or cable tows, making participation in this sport much more affordable.
British Water Ski and Wakeboard (BWSW) is the recognised body that represents water skiing in the UK and are recognised as such by Sport England and UK Sport. BWSW invest in developing and protecting water skiing throughout Britain from grassroots through to elite.
BWSW actively encourages newcomers to the sport, promotes good practice and safety, works to enhance and improve standards of coaching and driving, and provides active competition programmes in all divisions of the sport. BWSW cover a number of disciplines; Tournament, Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Ski Racing, Barefoot, Disabled.