Learning to cross the boat wake on water skis can be difficult and scary but is also very fun. Learn how to cross the wake on water skis in this water skiing video lesson. Take action: keep knees bent and arms straight, focus on boat, and pay attention to direction. Paul, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes the sport. A native of Toronto, Canada, he is the captain of the national team and is very dedicated to representing his nation. He holds the tricks record for the open men and a bronze medalist at the World Barefoot Water Ski Championships. He dedicated his life at about twenty years old to the sport and hasn't looked back since.