Here's how to go about finding other people to go waterskiing and wakeboarding with. You may not have to own a boat after all.
Time Required: Varies
- Post your search on the About.com Waterski / Wakeboard Forum in the "Looking for a Ski Buddy" folder. Post on any other forums and bulletin boards you may find as well.
- Go to waterskiing and wakeboarding tournaments. They are a great way to meet others who share your same interests.
- Join a local waterskiing club.
- Contact a local water ski school. They may be able to put you in touch with other skiers.
- Ask the folks who work at the marinas. They see who leaves the docks with ski equipment.
- Check out the folks at the boat launch ramps.
- Ask the people at near-by pro shops if they know of anyone who would be interested.
- Participate in waterskiing or wakeboarding online discussion lists.
- Post your search on buddyup.com, a service dedicated to making it easy for people to interact with each other, primarily through sport and recreational activities.
- If you do not have a boat of your own, always offer to pitch in gas money.
- Try to get to know people a little before agreeing right away to go boating with them. They may end up being people who you would not normally hang out with.