Kneeboard Surfing vs Kneeboard Towing

There are two ways that one can choose when it comes to kneeboarding water sport. There is kneeboard surfing and kneeboard towing. Each has its pros and cons. One is easier to do, the other costs a lot, but after reading this comparison, hopefully you’ll be able to decide the proper way for you to go kneeboarding.

The simplest, in that it requires the least amount of equipment and is cheapest, is kneeboard surfing. It’s cheap and fast to set it up to go kneeboard surfing. Surfing means that it requires help from Mother Nature regarding the waves. Aside from that, it requires skill to deal with the waves that nature throws at you. Regardless of the fact that you do not need too much equipment, you still have to make sure that the equipment that you do get is the proper equipment, great quality and suited for you and your skill level. Another cool feature with kneeboard surfing is that it’s a one man or woman job. There is no need for an extra hand to help you with getting everything set for kneeboard surfing. Although if you are beginner, you may consider having at least a spotter, but a qualified instructor is preferred.

When it comes to kneeboard towing, it costs more than kneeboard surfing and it requires an extra hand to do the towing. Aside from extra equipment and extra cost, you don’t have to worry about nature helping you out with proper wind and waves, because you will have artificial help from the motor boat or whatever is towing you. Another extra that you will need is skill for that type of kneeboarding. All the person that will be doing the towing has to be, unless if you are willing to risk your life by being driven by someone who has very little or no experience at kneeboard towing, is a expert. You may also want to consider getting a proper kneeboard that can handle being towed. I would have to be good quality and resistant to various external factors that can arise when it comes to kneeboard towing.

Basically, it’s up to you to make a decision based on your experience and level of skill. Also, you have to take into consideration the total cost of kneeboard surfing compared to total cost of kneeboard towing. There is also the issue with kneeboard towing that you have to consider the driver of the motor boat or whatever water vehicle that will do the towing.  This driver has to be someone who has enough experience in kneeboard surfing, does not drink while on duty and other small yet important factors need to be considered prior to getting yourself and your kneeboard towed. Regarding weather issues, you’ll be able to go kneeboard towing regardless of the weather up to a reasonable point.

Kneeboarding vs Waterskiing vs Surfing

Kneeboarding, the way it is known today, was invented in the seventies in southern California. It is a relatively young sport, compared to waterskiing and surfing. An interesting fun fact is that Californian surfers were the ones that got interested in kneeboarding in the first place.

Unlike waterskiing and surfing, kneeboarding removes tension from the entire body and concentrates it in a person’s knees, hence the name kneeboarding. Another thing about kneeboarding is that it’s easier to attain balance.  When it comes to waterskiing, and especially surfing, one has to really know how to balance his body in order not to fall into water. Issues with kneeboarding may be the fact that adding constant pressure to your knees during over time may develop certain problems. On other hand, adding certain exercises for your knees could save you from a lot of trouble in the future.

Regarding which of the three water sports is the easiest in which to immerse yourself, it would have to be kneeboarding, followed by waterskiing, with the hardest being surfing. Either way, whichever you choose, they all have their special difficulties.

The water sport that is most affordable out of the three mentioned would have to be surfing, followed by kneeboarding and waterskiing on a tie. The great thing about surfing is that you only need a surfboard, nothing more and nothing less, although it is highly advisable to get wetsuit before going surfing. The bad part is that the rest of what is necessary for surfing is given from Mother Nature - or Poseidon - depending on your beliefs. So, it’s an interesting choice that one is presented with regarding choosing one of these three sports. Choosing the cheaper one means depending on external factors that you can’t buy; on the other side there is choosing a more expensive choice that pretty much lets you enjoy your sport whenever you want to, unless if there is storm or if it’s dark.

In summary, you have to think really hard when the sports are in question, regardless what those sports are. Basically, all sports require you to be dedicated in performing them. Unfortunately, it’s not just dedication that these sports require. From time to time they may require additional investment, apart from the primary one. There are also all sorts of costs associated with any sport. Certain sports require less extra expenses, some have expenses every time that you do them, and some can cost you even when you aren’t doing them. So, in essence, it is very important to take care of what your choice and what you are able to afford. There is one scary possibility - that can happen to you or anyone - that at some point maybe you will not be able to afford any of the sports you were involved in.  Then you may ask yourself if it was worth it.