Water skiing in Gulf Shores is a sport where an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation on a body of water, skimming the surface. It usually begins with a deep water start, with the skier crouching down in the water. When the skier is ready, the driver accelerates the boat to pull the skier out of the water. There are different types of water skiing like show skiing, slalom skiing, tournament slalom skiing, trick skiing, tournament trick skiing, ski jump, ski racing, and barefoot skiing. There are many safety measures involved in water skiing because it is a dangerous sport. It is a good recommendation to know swimming, and even if one can ski, one should wear a life jacket for safety. There are three important people: the skier, the boat driver and the observer when skiing.