Important Cable Information
Practice speeds (slower speeds) on our main cable are offered daily, the first two (2) hours of operations.
Regardless of your skill level, our goal is to help you understand what to expect at Wake Nation Cincinnati, and get you shredding in a safe and controlled manner. In order to provide you with an exceptional first-time experience, we never allow first-time wakeboarders on the full size cable systems. First-time kneeboarding however, is allowed. This policy is primarily for your own safety. It is also for the enjoyment of other participants who are forced to wait in line, while a fallen rider swims clear of the starting area.
If you have previously ridden a full size cable system:
If you have successfully ridden a full size cable system before (meaning you can make the start and the turns), you can simply show up, shred, and enjoy. Have fun, be safe, and always ride within your abilities!
If you have not previously ridden a full size cable system:
Regardless of your skill level, if you have not successfully ridden a full size cable system before, you may need a “start and turn lesson” to learn the start and turns of the main cable. (A start and turn lesson will cost you approximately $12 more than a normal 2 hour ticket and rental. See Ohio wakeboard lessons for details on this lesson.) A start and turn lesson however, is not always required. If you have a significant amount of wakeboarding experience, we will allow you up to 3 tries on the main cable, without a lesson, if we don’t have more than 5 people in line. However, you will do so knowing that if you do not get it in 3 tries, we will require a lesson before you are allowed back on the full size cable, and you will not receive a refund or credit for your ticket purchase or rental. Our goal is simply to ensure you are not a liability to yourself or others around you by “winging it”. All lessons (including the start & turn lesson) require a reservation. In order to avoid disappointment the day of your visit, please plan accordingly.
If you have never wakeboarded:
If you have never wakeboarded before, a lesson is critical to your safety and success, and is mandatory. We do not, under any circumstances, allow first-time wakeboarders to ride the full size, main cable system. A wakeboard lesson (with us or someone else) is a much better experience and will give you the skills and confidence to come back and ride in a safe and controlled manner. If your goal is to ride the main cable, it’s a 2 step process: learn to wakeboard (with us or someone else) and then learn the starts and turns of the main cable. Then you can shred independently, in a safe and controlled manner.
Check out our calendar for the exact months, days, and hours of operation.
What is Cable Wakeboarding?
If you already know what cable wakeboarding is, keep on scrollin’. If you don’t, cable wakeboarding is a form of water-skiing that uses overhead pulley systems to pull participants around a lake, instead of a boat. Any location with one or more wakeboard cable systems is often called a wakeboard cable park, or cable park for short. Many cable parks have features (sliders and jumps) that resemble a floating snow or skate park, in addition to non wakeboarding amenities and activities. With a lesson or two, cable wakeboarding can be exceptionally easy. For those coming from snow sports, kiteboarding, surfing, or skateboarding, it’s even easier. Like any of those sports, you want to learn to wakeboard properly, so you don’t get “smoked” or hate it enough that you never try again.
There are 2 types of cable systems: two tower cable systems and full size cable systems. The two tower cables usually pull one participant at a time, and are excellent for learning, teaching, and practicing tricks. The cable operator has the ability to easily coach you, pick you up quickly, and allow you multiple attempts at a particular skill. Nearly all of our lessons are on the two tower cable system, and the skills translate quickly to the boat or a full size cable system. The full size cable system is more advanced, and runs continuously with multiple riders at a time, spread out over several hundred feet. When a participant falls, they swim to the side and walk back to the start dock to begin again. The start and the turns take a time or two to master, but once you have it, you’ll be riding on your own. A full size cable system is ideal for the intermediate level rider and above. Most of the features (sliders and kickers) at a typical cable park are on the full size cable system.
Cable parks are becoming more popular, and go by many names. So whether you call them a cable park like we do, or a cable wakeboard park, cable wake park, wakeboard cable park, wakeboard park, or wake park….it’s all the same to us, and it’s all about being safe and having fun!
Tickets and Pricing
2 Hour Cable Ticket – $32.00
4 Hour Cable Ticket – $37.00
All Day Cable Ticket – $42.00
1 Hour Kneeboarding – $22.00
2 Hour Kneeboarding – $32.00
See our birthday party and group events in Cincinnati page for group discounts
Equipment Package – $25.00
(Board, Helmet, Vest)
Board or Skate Only – $20.00
Helmet – $5.00
Vest/Life Jacket – $5.00
Long Sleeve Wetsuit Top – $10.00
Group Equipment Package – $35.00/Hour
Week Pass – $159.00
Month Pass – $299.00
Season Pass – $799.00
VIP Season Pass – $1599.00
Week Pass – $159.00
Unlimited riding, during normal operating hours, for up to seven (7) consecutive “riding” days. The week pass does not allow access to exclusive, season pass holder sessions. See calendar for dates and hours of operation.
Month Pass – $299.00
Unlimited riding, during normal operating hours, for thirty (30) calendar days (31 days in July). The month pass does not allow access to exclusive, season pass holder sessions. See calendar for dates and hours of operation.
Season Pass – $799.00
In addition to unlimited riding, during normal business hours throughout the entire season (April 28-November 4), season pass holders receive significant benefits that expire at the end of each year. See calendar for dates and hours of operation. Season pass holder must be present and participating to receive discounts and benefits.
- Exclusive Season Pass Holder-only sessions. See calendar for details.
- Four (4) total “Buddy Passes” and rentals:
- Two (2) free all day cable tickets redeemable during any ride session, including pass-holder only sessions.
- Two (2) free Equipment Package (board/helmet/vest) rentals redeemable during any ride session, including pass-holder only sessions.
- Two (2) 50% off all day cable tickets redeemable during normal business hours.
- Two (2) 50% off Equipment Package (board/helmet/vest) rentals redeemable during normal business hours.
- 25% off all cable wakeboard lessons and wakeboard camps.
- One (1) free cable or trampoline lesson.
- One (1) 50% off boat activity (lesson, ride session, group event).
- 10% off all Pro Clinics (visiting pros)
- 20% off all food and beverages.
- Maximum pro shop discount on any retail item or special order.
- First to know about pro visits, clinics, camping, and other exclusive WNC activities.
- Wake Nation Cincinnati T-shirt.
VIP Season Pass – $1599.00 (Only 10 Sold)
In addition to all of the benefits included in the Season Pass, VIP pass holders receive the following:
- Ability to access VIP line at main start dock, that alternates with the normal line. (Think Disney Fast Pass for Wakeboarding). Friends/family using Buddy Passes cannot access the VIP line.
- Free Access to All Pro Clinics (visiting pros)
- Golf cart pickups when riding (with a fresh bottled water for the ride back).
- Exclusive use of VIP lounge area on main, shaded deck.