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What are some tips for beginner kneeboarding?

The belly start is a popular way for kneeboarding novices to get upright in deep water. If you are new to kneeboarding, follow these simple steps for a smooth kneeboarding belly start:

  • Start by lying with your belly flat on the kneeboard.
  • Keep the kneeboard straps forward and the nose of the kneeboard slightly out of the water.
  • Hold your kneeboard rope with one hand, and hold the side of the kneeboard with your other hand.
  • Once your tow boat starts to move, slide your knees into the fitted knee wells on your kneeboard.
  • Lean back slightly, and try to keep your weight centered over your hips.
  • As you get your balance, keep one hand on the kneeboard rope, and use the other hand to pull your kneeboard straps up over your knees.
  • Make sure that your kneeboard straps are securely fastened, and enjoy your kneeboard surfing ride!

Visit your local Sun & Ski Sports shop for expert advice about different kneeboarding designs and kneeboard straps.

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