COOL SUMMER SPORT: WAVE OF THE FUTURE

NO SNOW? NO PROBLEM. GRAB A WAKEBOARD AND MAKE A SPLASH

It's time to get tweaked, slip into a hyper-lite and do some butter slides and hoochie glides out on Havasu. We're talking wakeboarding here, dude, the sport that is becoming to water skiing what snowboarding has become to downhill. A relatively new development, wakeboards account for 20% of the water-ski market, a sizable chunk considering that there are 30 million water skiers worldwide. Most regard Arizona as the Alps of water skiing. In a recent survey of WaterSki magazine readers, the Grand Canyon State claimed three of the top five destinations: Lakes Powell, Mead and Havasu.

It was 75 years ago--on...

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