First, wear the most ridiculous outfit you can imagine. Bring liquid refreshment. No matter what, resist all speed checks on the run-in. Don’t lean too far backward or forward; just try to feel for the sweet spot—which, of course, you won’t know until you hit the water. If you fall, try to spray the crowd as you go, and definitely take your skis off before you try to climb out of the water.
And remember, if you can click one foot into a monoboard, with your friend clicked in the other side, wear a donkey costume, and get across the pond without spilling your beer...you’re a pro. With this in mind, here are a few major pond-skimming festivals around the nation that you'll want to check out.