I know I’ve only just recovered from that little kiteboarding accident that landed me in the Cabarete ER not long ago. But how could I possibly turn down an offer to learn to wakeboard on the Rio Sabaneta de Yásica?
The truth is, I couldn’t.
I mean, Cabarete isn’t called the Adventure Sports Capital of the Caribbean for nothing. This town is a youthful, water sports haven, and I am a hopeless sucker for any sport, in or out of the water. So, I was sure I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to have an adrenalin-fueled aquatic adventure.
And I’m so glad I dragged my bruised hip out on the water. Not only did I get to see a unique part of Cabarete river life — with farmers working along the riverbed and kids swimming out to collect reeds on a surfboard — but I learned that wakeboarding feels very similar to kiteboarding. So familiarizing myself with the body mechanics of riding a wakeboard is sure to help me when I finally return to kiteboarding for another try.
As far as adrenalin goes, wakeboarding didn’t disappoint. If you’re looking for a fun adventure, a rush of excitement, and a new sport you can pick up on your first day out, I highly recommend giving wakeboarding a try.
But if you need a little more convincing, no worries…we made this little video just for you. Enjoy!