Water skiing is a water sport where one or more persons are pulled by a boat while holding onto a tow rope over a body of water. The body of water may be a dam, river, lake or ocean. A wide area and a smooth stretch of water are the most ideal. The skier can use one or two skis or even be barefoot. Waterskiing is great to maintain and devlop good overall body strength, good balance, and muscle endurance. Water skiing is a favourite pastime for thousands of people which can involve the whole family.
Skis or a wakeboard are more often used, though barefoot water skiing is a style of skiing also as noted. Even the very young can learn to ski using skis that may comprise of two skis tied together at the front and back. The skis will range in size from between 45–60 inches (110–150 centimetres) long for children to a number of different sizes for adults depending on the skier’s weight, experience and skiing style. As the skier develops and improves they may then progress to just a single ski.