from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short, very broad water ski ridden in the manner of a surfboard by a person towed by a motorboat.
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- n. The board one stands on for wakeboarding.
- v. To take part in wakeboarding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a buoyant board (resembling a surfboard) that is used to ride over water while being pulled behind a motorboat
Brit teen becomes first person to 'wakeboard' across English Channel
O'Neill Mr. Bost likes to wakeboard, a pursuit in which riders strap their feet to a board and hold a rope pulled by a motor boat.
Mr. Bost spent about $250 on his wakeboard, $100 on his wakeboard boots and $40 on his O'Neill wetsuit vest.
"You'd be surprised how fast you can lose your breath when you're cutting or jumping over water on a wakeboard," he says.
In the past he has broken ribs slamming into a wave while trying to do a flip on his wakeboard, and last summer he tore his ACL while tow surfing.
Mr. Bost lives in Newport Beach, Calif., and has a house an hour away in Canyon Lake where he tries to hit the water every weekend during wakeboard season, May through October, with his three kids, ages eight, 10 and 12.
Biffy Clyro are down to headline the big wakeboard festival Wakestock Cardigan Bay, Pen Y Berth, 8-10 Jul, where you can also catch Ellie Goulding, Example and the Wombats on stage – and we hope flying across the waves too.
If you go to The Curve, there's a shop with a huge wakeboard outside, that's my design.
Recently a North Korean child of ten months successfully rode a wakeboard for seven minutes.
Parks Bonifay is five years younger than Shaun Murray, and still somewhat of a Loose Cannon, but as the youngest person to wakeboard ever at the age of six months, Parks Bonifay holds the respect of wakeboarding fans everywhere, especially for winning the X-Games at the age of fourteen, which was the first he attended.