3. At this point, you should be stable riding atop the board. Relax your arms, and move your feet off the wakeboard so they rest on the surface of the water. Keep the vast majority of the weight centered over your butt on the board. Your feet should simply be skimming across the water. When you're ready, give a nod to your observer to have the driver accelerate to 35 mph.
4. As the speed increases, allow your feet to slide toward your rear, so you are now supporting more of your weight on your feet. Don't try to stand; you should begin to rise off the board automatically as speeds increase and you transfer more weight to your feet. Once up, keep toes slightly elevated, knees bent, and shoulders back. At the end of your ride, simply let go of the rope and sit back on your rear end.