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Wakeboard and Wakesurf Lessons at Wake Nation Cincinnati

Wake Nation Cincinnati (WNC) is Ohio’s premier wakeboarding school and cable park. WNC offers wakeboard lessons, wakesurf lessons, and wakeboard camps with our award-winning wakeboard coaches.

Know anyone that quit snowboarding after one try? We sure do, and we are here to say that when it comes to wakeboarding and wakesurfing, it won’t happen on our watch! Developed over several years, our wakeboard instruction program is one of the best in the industry. From learning the first-day basics in the best possible learning environment to coaching you through advanced jumps, inverts, and spins, to wakeboard training and preparing you for a contest, our professional wakeboard coaches can ensure you learn safely and in a fun environment. With students of all skill levels, ranging from ages 3 to 84 (no kidding), all you need is a willing attitude, and we’ll handle the rest.

To make a reservation, call (513) 887-9253 or use our contact page.

Wakeboard Lesson or Wakesurf Lesson Details

Reservations are required for all wakeboard lessons. Be sure to show up at least 30 minutes early for the appropriate paperwork and equipment fittings.

At WNC, we provide wakeboard lessons on the boat and on our cable systems for all skill levels – from your very first day, all the way up to planning your contest run. We have no preference what device we teach you on, however, unless you are at the point where you are ready to jump wake to wake (or above), or learning to wakesurf, you will benefit much more from a cable lesson. The learning curve is cut down substantially and there is no faster or safer way to learn. Nearly all first timers and children under the age of 10 learn on a two-tower cable system. A typical first-time lesson will take 1 hour per person. For children under the age of 10, plan on 90 minutes and plan ahead to ensure the weather is warm so it’s a great first-time experience!

For those that have a larger family or group, be sure to check out our group events in Cincinnati page.  Most often, it’s less expensive to rent a 2 Tower cable to teach several people. All cable and boat group options come with the same great wakeboard instructors you would have in any of our other wakeboard lessons.

So You Want to Ride the Main Cable?
Step 1: Learn to Wakeboard and then Step 2: Take a Start & Turn Lesson

Reservations are required for all wakeboard lessons. Be sure to show up at least 30 minutes early for the appropriate paperwork and equipment fittings.

If you are starting at square one in the learning process, plan on a two (2) step program to get to ride the full size cable system. This program can be completed in as few as 2 lessons, and is on a case by case basis, based on your skill level and comfort level riding.

Step one (1). Learn to wakeboard. This is typically a lesson. Learn with us, or learn somewhere else. If you learn with us, a one (1) hour lesson is usually sufficient. Little ones will most often need a 90 minute less and warm weather.

Step two (2): Once you know how to ride and control your wakeboard, the next step is to prepare you for that giant tug off the main cable dock, and the more mellow tug at each cable turn. This next step is called a “start and turn” lesson, and it’s only offered before we open the main cable to the public each day. (During the peak season, this time frame is usually from 11am to 12noon but check our calendar for exact hours to be sure.) This lesson allows us to slow the main cable way down, and teach you the main cable “start” and also how to navigate the “turns” on the full size cable system. We can do this without holding up the line for others during our normal ride sessions.

Should you do well in the “start and turn” lesson, with instructor approval, you can continue to shred on your own for up to 2 hours after your lesson….making this lesson only $12 more than a 2 Hour Cable Ticket with Equipment Rental ($32+$25=$57). In other words, for $12, you get a 1 Hour Lesson………the cheapest lesson of any board sport we know of.

Beyond step (2): Once you can ride, start, and turn on the full size system, you can simply show up to Wake Nation Cincinnati and shred, no reservation or additional lessons needed. Buy a normal cable ticket and shred as much or as often as you would like. Be safe, ride within your capabilities, and have fun!

To make a reservation, call (513) 887-9253 or use our contact page.

Wakeboard & Wakesurf Lesson Pricing

Wakeboard Lessons                   Cable        Boat/Wakesurf
1 Hour Private Lesson                $99            $139          (Perfect for First-Timers/Never-Ever’s, and Advanced Riders)
90 Minute Lesson                      $139           $199          (Groups of 2 Adults, or a Single Little One)
Start & Turn Lesson                   $69             N/A           (Learn to Shred on the Main Cable-Learn to Start and Make the Turns)
*All lessons include equipment.

Lessons on Your Boat (2 Hour Minimum) $79/Hour

To make a reservation, call (513) 887-9253 or use our contact page.