Mangystau is a miraculous region. A peninsula, washed by the Caspian Sea. By the way, the Caspian is the saltiest and largest lake in the world. For this very reason, it is rightfully called the sea. Everyone will like a vacation on the Caspian coast. The pleasant climate and sandy seabed attract tourists. Every year the number of tourists is growing, and with it, new types of entertainment appear for them. That is why, even if you have been to Aktau - come again! A promising city is developing rapidly. Today we are going to tell you about wakeboarding. Wakeboarding is an extreme sport that includes elements of water skiing, surfing, and snowboarding. The history of wakeboard (water ski) began almost a century ago, in 1925, when the American Fred Waller from Huntington received a patent for them. During its existence, this invention has managed to gain widespread acceptance and love.
On the territory of the post-Soviet space, water skiing appeared in the 50s of the last century and was very fond of the Yuri Gagarin - the first person who visited the space. Many people knew about Yuri's love for this sport, including the British queen, who gave him a boat. At the very beginning, water skiing was not available to everyone, as it was expensive. In particular, the maintenance of the motorboat required a lot of investment.
Later, in the 80s, water skiing was renamed as "wake." The technology improved and began to become more widespread. The reason for the start of the changes was the tricks of athletes in water skiing competitions. The tricks impressed people, but due to the heavy equipment, water skiing was not suitable for everyone. The board has changed - from a monoski, it has turned into a wider board, resembling a surfboard in shape. These greatly facilitated the technique of using the wakeboard: now it is possible to start using it both in the water and from the shore. Also, a big plus was that now everyone could afford to ride a wakeboard: both a professional athlete and a person without special sports training.
Today the wakeboard consists of a board with bindings for riding. The movement is provided by a winch (electric traction). To organize riding on the board, you need a specific platform where a winch is installed. People who know how to keep balance on a snowboard or surf learn much faster. However, every student needs the advice of a coach in the beginning. Wakeboarding occurs in sets (sets), each of which averages 10 minutes. During one workout, no more than three approaches are carried out. Wakeboarding is an excellent form of physical activity since one set of wakeboarding equals an hour of training in the gym in its load.
In the city of Aktau, there is a wake platform located in the Yacht Club, in the 1st micro-district. You can find out the tariffs, training schedule and sign up via Instagram @wakeboardaktau, or by calling the numbers: +77029313989, +77477124625. We wish you an unforgettable vacation and a sea of warm emotions!