"It's easier to get out of the water, but it's a little harder to stay there," Alex Marine says.
Marine is the lead wakeboard instructor at Waketonka, a local water sports school. Wakeboarding is a combination of water skiing and snow boarding which is becoming more popular on Minnesota's lakes.
Marine offered a few key tips to get body and board out of the water and cris-crossing over the wake. He also demonstrated some tricks, but those are for more advanced students.
Waketonka students Andy Longval and Mike Evanson also offered some demonstrations of correct wakeboarding technique.