Barefoot skiing is a water sport, so the environment demands presence of large water surface upon which a player can surf. Generally, lakes and oceans are the primary choice for this sport.
The area should be approved by the concerned ocean department for gaming purpose. It means that some lakes and oceans are prone to danger due to water animals like sharks, whales, etc. Therefore, it is ensured that the playing environment is safe enough for the race to go on.
Weather forecast is also equally important before starting the match because once the lake or the ocean have high tides due to rains or storms, it becomes difficult to cope. Therefore, most of the times, the race is organized in the Summer season when the weather is clear and suitable for the race.