My dad has taken me down to my grandpa's lake houuse ever since I was a little boy. We do great stuff like ride jet skis, boat rides, tubing, knee boarding, and skiing, This year for Christmas I asked for a wake skate. A wake skate is a board like a wake board, but without bindings. This means that your feet are placed freely on the top of the board. Aftwer Christmas we went to the lake house for New Years Eve. This wea going to be my only chance to try to wake skate until summer time. So we went to Sports Authority and bought a wet suit. I figured that wearing it would keep me completely warm, that I wouldn't feel cold at all. So one day that we were there it was sunny outside, so we decided to try it. It was only forty-four degrees outside meaning that the water was even cooler. I strapped up and jumped in the water to give it a try. The second I was in the water, my feet and hands were completely numb. It was much harder to breathe than normal and I felt that the wet suit was not working at all. To make it all worse, you have to pull the boat very slowly until the rope looses all the slack and becomes tense. This took very long while I was waiting in the freezing cold water. I had never wake boarded before, or wake skate, so I did not know what to do. Somehow, I managed to get up on my first try. It was lots of fun and was nothing like skiing or knee boarding. I was glad I tried it and can not wait to try it more this summer.