Will in a promotional picture of Wakeboarding.

Wakeboarding is one of the 12 sports available for play in Wii Sports Resort. It can be played with up to four players with each player taking turns when wakeboarding. It one of the three sports in Wii Sport Resort (along with golf and archery) that have only one gameplay mode.


Unlike most sports in the game, this game is played holding the Wii Remote sideways. The main gameplay is centered around the player's Mii riding a wakeboard while being tugged by a boat (operated by player generated Miis or random generated ones) and jumping off the distortion in the water (a "wake", hence the name of the sport) caused by the boat and landing flat to earn points. Extra points can be obtained by shaking the Wii Remote once the Mii hits the "wake" to perform a trick. The amount of points gained from jumps and tricks depends on height, timing, angle, and succession. Some objects are placed on the water that cause the Mii to lose their grip on the rope, either by the rope getting caught or by running into the object. There are 3 difficulty settings, with each one adding more obstacles.

Bag of Tricks

Land seven or more different kinds of jumps on a single run. Try changing your speed and length of your approach to the wake to pull off different jumps.

Smooth Landing

Land 10 jumps in a row. Even if you pull off an amazing jump, it won't mean anything if you don't land it right. Keep your board flat when landing.

Master Carver

Score 1,000 points or more on the Expert Level without hitting any obstacles.

The Long Way Home

Land 50 jumps and wakeboard all the way around Wuhu Island in Free-Cruising mode. You have to complete a course afterwards to get the stamp.

Huge Air

Score 100 points on a single jump! Build up your speed and pull off some massive air.


  • The Mii shown in the pictures of the tutorial is Jen, a preview Mii.
  • If the player fails to land flat eight times in a row, the game will stop, and it will tell you to land flat.
    • The same thing can happen if the player fails to do a trick eight times in a row.
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