The BlueWater Resort and Casino may be best known for high stakes casino gambling, big shows and top-notch dining; however, there is much more to do on the property. One of the biggest, and most fun, activities we offer is Wakeboard Island.
Wakeboard Island is a skate-park style wakeboard ride that allows riders to experience the thrills of riding, without the need of a boat. Our two towers and cable pulley system creates an unbeatable wakeboarding experience. This wakeboard park is not just for advanced riders though the jumps and rails offer even high-level riders a challenge. Beginners will enjoy learning in a safe, controlled environment in the center of our Marina area—allowing for a worry-free wakeboarding experience.
So, if you are planning a visit to BlueWater and think that Wakeboard Island may be a challenge you want to master, what should you pack? Here are a few suggestions from our experts:
- Wakeboard – If you own a wakeboard, you certainly want to bring this along for the big day! If your board already has the bindings (boots) included, then you are good to go on that count; if not, make sure you have your blank board fitted with bindings before you head out to the island. Having your own board with bindings that are designed for you can make all the difference in your performance.
- Wakeboarding Helmet – Wakeboard Island requires you wear a helmet during your time on the water. Bring your own helmet to assure a good fit and so you have one that you know is as flattering in appearance as it is functional.
- Wakeboard Jacket – A wakeboard jacket or vest is a must. These double as a lifejacket in case you find yourself fighting the waves and in over your head (both figuratively and literally). These come in a number of different styles—bringing your own assures that you are comfortable for every run out in the water.
- Wetsuit or Board shorts – Women will generally wear a wetsuit (though there are other options), and men may choose a wetsuit or board shorts for their time out in the water. You want gear that you will be comfortable in and that you do not have to worry about slipping or falling off while you are catching air.
The great thing about visiting BlueWater and Wakeboard Island is that you can rent all of the “main gear” at the island. So, even if you are a beginner, or you were not planning to visit, you can still participate.
Now that you have all your gear together and you know what to expect from Wakeboard Island at the BlueWater Resort, it is time to start packing and get ready for the trip of a lifetime. The great outdoors AND indoors awaits!