Tendy Ching - wakeboarding
01 October 2013
Tell us a little bit about yourself and the sport(s) that you enjoy doing?
I’m 26 and I love the outdoors. I first tried wakeboarding when I was 18. And I fell in love with the sport. I do a little rock climbing in my free time as well.
What got you interested to start this sport?
The fact that there is a surface water sport in Singapore! And of course the thrill! Also, the fact that it defies all meaning of what water can do.
What is your favorite trick/stunt when you wakeboard and is it tough to master?
I like doing the wake jump and I am still sharpening the trick. It’s not difficult to master but it requires plenty of time and patience to learn.
Does a person need to know how to swim to wakeboard and do you think this sport is suitable for women who are not confident in water?
You do not have to be a swimmer to wakeboard. Full floated life vests are readily available. All you need to do is a little paddling, and you’ll be fine.
Wakeboarding is not gender specific. It is suitable for people from all walks of life (young and old) and for anyone who wants to have a good time. And it can also help one to build their water confidence!
Where can women who are interested to learn wakeboarding find information about the sport?
I usually wakeboard at the Marina Country Club. There are a few companies operating there. I usually ride with Ryders@Ponggol. You really don't need lessons. Just hop on and learn as you go. That’s what makes it fun!