Beginner Waterskiing: How to Teach a Child to Water Ski

You’ve bought the boat, and now it’s time to get the whole family in on the action!

 

A great way to do this is by teaching your children how to water ski. Water skiing is fun, and a skill that can last a lifetime. Here are a few tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas on how to teach a child to water ski for the first time:

 

  1. Get the Right Gear

 

Step 1 to teaching beginner waterskiing is to get the right gear for your child. For the rope, get a standard 75 ft. rope, not a shorter one. Many people think beginners should be on shorter ropes, but this is just not the case, because the shorter the rope – the closer you are to the boat and choppier water. For the skis, you can purchase a toddler ski trainer for younger kids (normally up to age 6) or junior skis with a removable crossbar that holds the skis together until your child gains enough strength to keep the skis together and straight themselves.

 

  1. Teach the Fundamentals

 

Practice makes perfect when it comes to learning to water ski, and getting the feel for getting up out the water can be tough. When teaching beginner waterskiing, teach your child to sit crouched in the water with their legs slightly bent as if they are sitting back in the chair in the water. They should hold the rope firmly and allow the boat to gradually pull them up out of the water. One of the most common beginner waterskiing mistakes is to attempt to stand up too fast! Encourage crouching until they are fully upright and out of the water.

 

  1. Know How to Fall

 

Falling is a natural part of beginner waterskiing, and it’s important to teach your child how to do this properly. When they begin to fall, they should immediately let go of the rope and fall to the side for the safest landing.

 

If you’re looking for beginner waterskiing gear and want to teach your child how to waterski, then come by our Buxton Marine Pro Shop at both our Lake Lewisville and Cedar Creek Lake locations. Our pro shop is well stocked with water skis, life jackets, wakeboards, surfboards, ropes, tubes, and more.

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Wakeboard Boats for Sale: Why Choose Buxton Marine Lewisville?

At Buxton Marine Lewisville, we pride ourselves on bringing a customer experience like non-other.

We know when looking for wakeboard boats for sale that the options are endless. You have a choice when it comes to dealers, and we want to provide each and every customer with a fully integrated customer service experience that takes any guesswork out of the process. So here’s a little glimpse into why we are proud to say our customers choose Buxton Marine again and again when shopping for wakeboard boats for sale:

 

#1 Nautique Dealer in the U.S.

It’s no secret that Nautique is famous for the best wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market. As the #1 Nautique dealer in the U.S., we know the ins and outs of every boat, making sure that the boat you buy clearly fits your needs for wakesurfing, wakeboarding, and any other type of watersports on the lake. Buxton Marine Lewisville exclusively sells new Nautique boats, so we specialize in the best.

Customer Service Beyond the Sale Date

Want to know what’s most important in our book?

The Customer Experience.

At Buxton Marine Lewisville, our boat buyers who are looking for wakeboard boats of rsale are customers for life. We consider them family. We not only want you to be satisfied with your purchase, but if there is an issue, we want you to bring it and let’s figure out the issue. Here are a few recent reviews from our customers that can attest to the care we take with each customer:

 

“I am from deep South Texas. Almost 10 hours away. Phil Smith has worked with me on transporting boats/parts to and from Buxton. He has honored service agreements, even gone out of his way to honor warranty agreements that other dealer would disregard or place responsibility on the customer. I honestly have to say that this is my favorite buying experience of all time.” – Frank G.

 

“Amazing dealer and an absolutely first class experience in every aspect…the team works with you in every aspect and takes care of everything.” – Gary M.

 

“I bought a G23 from Buxton a few weeks ago and I cannot say how impressed I am with this dealer. From management, sales, parts, service, and pro shop. I don’t ever do reviews, but these guys deserve it! Best customer service I have ever had!” – Randy R.

 

Whether you’re buying a boat for the first time or are an experienced boater, call Buxton Marine Lewisville today to experience the Buxton Marine difference! We know you won’t be disappointed.