Entertainment on the Water

Riding the surface of the water on a wakeboard is more than a kick. As a hybrid of waterskiing, snowboarding, and surfing, it has no parallel. How can it get better than this? By adding speakers to your wakeboard tower, that’s how! You can have recreational entertainment right out there on the waves, accompanying you as you ride high on the crest of heaven.

What the…you ask? I am here to explain. Tower speakers are the latest in digital musical equipment that operates by means of devices called “cans” and a little wiring. For a couple hundred dollars or much more, you can listen to your favorite tunes while at play on the water. Who wouldn’t want that? Music goes with us anywhere and everywhere, my friend. And that includes wakeboarding.

Marine speakers are designed for water entertainment purposes. Buy a few clamps and you are ready to go. They are elegant stainless and black gadgets that are adjustable and rotatable. The system is airtight and secure, usually treated for UV inhibition and salt water corrosion. The makers know what they are doing for every special need. This kind of device has changed the face of sports including swimming, creating sonic pleasure wherever you enjoy your pastime. You can resonate the music to your desired sound. The acoustic technology is amazing and as good as any other type around.

For that special outdoorsman in the family, tower speakers would be a great, novel gift. I would definitely add some tunes from the sixties. You can’t go wrong with the Beach Boys. Surfin’ USA, Surfin’ Safari, and Wipe Out are classics. You can throw in Pipeline by the Chantays, Surf City by Jan and Dean, and anything by Dick Dale. There are some modern renditions but they pale by comparison, so we will let them slide. This will get your wakeboarder in just the right frame of mind. Hip Hop and Rap just don’t cut it.

By now, you might want to get into the wet picture and join in the coastal fun. There is nothing like a group experience to foment camaraderie. You get to be towed behind a motorboat which creates the “wake.” There are other ways as well designed for the sport using cable systems. It’s a newish game derived from a late 1980s fad and is now popularly done at resorts and beach towns around the world. New Zealand is one of the hot spots as is Queensland, Australia. But you will find aficionados in Florida, California, and Hawaii. Just ask the locals to teach you a few edging techniques and jumps. You will feel like a pro when you start executing high tricks, all to the accompaniment of Surf City. Going airborne the first time is a breathless experience! Make sure you get the right length and width of board, however, to make it all possible.

Bonus Info: the tricks have great names like fashion air, tantrum to blind, tootsie roll, tweety bird, batwing, blind judge, and Moby Dick. These alone should get you on board in no time.