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I will be honest with you – I had no idea wakeboarding existed before I visited Taiwan this summer. I went around the island, covering adventurous things to do. When I got to Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second-largest city, one of my Czech friends recommended this activity.
As it was really got during my trip, I liked the idea of spending time in the water. Also, the Lost WakeParkis located at Lotus Pont, which is one of the major sights. The Lion and Tiger Pagodas on the other side of the lake make the place quite special!
I made my way to the park at the first thing that happened at the counter was- I run into Czech guy! I know people from big countries are not really getting overexcited when meeting someone like that. But Czechs do. We are just 10 million, so whenever I meet Czech around the world, it’s a big coincidence.
Jirka (the Czech guy as he traduced himself) was already quite advanced in wakeboarding. He came to practice to Lotus Wake Park on a regular basis and even won one of the contests.
Wakeboarding, rather a new sport developed in Austria and New Zeland. At first sight it seems a bit like snowboarding at the water. And it really borrows a few its techniques as well as skiing and surfing.
Interested in more outdoor activities in Taiwan? Read my other post TOP 5 Adventures in Taiwan.
The first thing that you do in the park is that you change into a swimsuit and go to get equipment. I started with kneeboard, instead of a regular wakeboard. When keening, it is easier to keep the balance. I even managed to make a full round for the first time! So proud It was the first and last achievement of my wakeboarding carrier!
Seriously, it’s damn hard to keep the balance once you try out the real wakeboard! I always felt really shortly after taking off. Can you imagine that even the little kid was better:)
Should you try wakeboarding? Yes, it’s fun to try. If you have patience, come and develop your skill. It’s gonna be really great for your shoulders as well.
PS: My arms were in pain three other days, and I had difficulties to put my T-shirt on and off for three days!
Editorial disclosure: I was invited to Lotus Wakepark to take part in this cool activity.