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The board on the water method of getting up on wakeskates is fairly easy even for beginners. This method begins with the board perpendicular to the boat and the skater lying with his heels perpendicular to the board with the heels resting on the grip side of the board. The skater holds the tow line as the boat begins to accelerate. When the boat picks up speed, the board will rotate towards the skater. After the board rotates the skater bends the knees and crouches downward toward the board. Next the skater pushes upward to a standing position while exerting more pressure on the foot he wants to wind up in the back.