Have you recently learned about barefoot waterskiing and want to get out on the water and try it for yourself? Barefooting is an incredibly fun water sport and if you’re a beginner, the best way to learn is through lots and lots of practice! With everything there’s a learning curve, so here are some of our best barefooting tips for beginners trying it out: Time of day is key Making sure that you go out on the water during the right time of day is so important for learning how to barefoot properly. Calm water is ideal to go barefooting on which is why going out during the early hours of the morning is typically the best time. Strong wind or even a soft breeze can create ripples on the water which can make learning more difficult. Learn with a boom One of the easiest ways to learn barefoot skiing is with our Barefoot International Tower Boom! The boom allows anyone of any age to get up on the water at a slow speed without falling! It’s designed to be mounted on any tubular tower and is easily detachable. Check out our boom options and video tutorials here. Ease into going fast Before you can glide across the water with ease, it’s important to begin going at a slower pace that allows you to learn how to barefoot best! When utilizing a boom, it’s especially key to go at a slower speed. Once you get the hang of it, don’t be afraid of upping your speed to 37-42 mph! Get in the right position The best position for barefoot skiing is to have your knees together, hips back, and keep your feet wide. It’s essential to try and keep your weight shifted back and keep your arms outstretched for as long as possible! Keep your head up Make sure to keep your head up and don’t look at your feet! Keep your eyes focused primarily on the water in front of you and if you have trouble getting water in your eyes, try standing taller or putting your feet closer together. Start improving your barefoot skills and learn the basics with our top-notch equipment, tutorials, and virtual lessons!