The classic behind-your-boat sport remains popular among water-sports enthusiasts, and there are more ways than ever to push your limits. Once you've mastered standing up and carving turns, options include slalom skiing and airborne tricks, like twists and flips.
If you're feeling particularly daring, you can try waterski jumping: launching yourself off a specially designed ramp to see how far you can go. The top water-ski jumpers fly for more than 200 horizontal feet.
WaterSkiMag.com offers tips on sharpening your skills. To perfect wake crossings, for example, generate as much speed as you can after each turn and be quick with your feet while keeping your upper body still.