Want to learn how to wakeboard this summer?
What is wakeboarding?
Wakeboarding is a 30 year old water sport with origins deriving from water skiing, surfing and snowboarding. Wakeboarding radicalized the waterski industry as fast as snowboarding did with skiing. To get started you just have to determine whether to go down the boat or cable route. The traditional version of the sport involves being towed behind a boat – just like with waterskiing. The wake created by the boat offers you the kick off which you can get your jumps. A wakeboarding park is a cable operated system where the wakeboarder is pulled across the water through a series of obstacles. It is the wakeboard counterpart to a snow park or a skate park.
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The number of wakeboard parks in the UK is growing rapidly. No matter where you live across the UK there is a wake park somewhere near you. To find you nearest park or school check Wake Scout, they have a location tool that will show you the nearest clubs!
Interested? Here is a list of wakeboard schools and wakeboard cable parks in the UK
Blackpool Wakepark is home to the first System 2.0 wake park in the UK from the world-renowned wakeboard cable creators Seistec. It’s a straight-line cable system with a whole range of features including various kickers, boxes, A-frame rails and more for beginners’ right up to advanced competitors. Blackpool Wakepark only offers cable wakeboarding. They also have kayaking and SUP.
Foxlake Adventures is home to Scotland’s first cable wakeboard park. Located in Dunbar, it’s popular with local wakeboarders who’ve gone on to become national champs – they hold plenty of competitions here for up-and-coming rippers. Foxlake also offer Segway experiences around their property! Foxlake only offers cable wakeboarding.
Tucked away in North Wales, Glasfryn Parc Activity Centre is home to the best wake park in Wales. Glasfryn Wake Parc has two lakes with three System 2.0 cables with one dedicated entirely to beginners. Glasfryn is cable only but has a wide variety of options. They have something to offer for everyone from Go Karting, Quad Biking, Wakeboarding, Ten Pin Bowling and a Soft Play Centre (and much much more)
JBSki has a full size, four tower cable system. The main cable has some of the biggest and best kickers and rails in the UK from beginners ramps to advanced boxes and rails. They are constantly changing up the park to keep things fresh. JB Ski also offers boat wakeboarding with pro coach Lee Debuse.
Just outside London, you’ll find Liquid Leisure, home to one of the best wake parks in the south-east. Their large cable wake park has 19 obstacles including various size kickers, boxes, rails, a mega pool gap, a quarter pipe and more. There’s something for everyone. In addition to the fully equipped cable, Liquid Leisure also offer lessons behind the boat.
Box End Park is centered around two purpose built watersports lakes, offering premium quality water skiing and wakeboarding behind boat and on our cable tow, along with open water swimming. It is perfect for everyone from complete novices to those competing at the highest level. Box End Park have some great courses for kids and adult beginners and will provide all the equipment you need.
Quayside’s sheltered fresh-water lake is a little paradise tucked away on the Surrey/Hampshire border. It is a small club which means you’ll always have a truly personal experience.They have a team of professional coaches who can offer quality tuition for all levels. You’ll be coached one-to-one every time you’re on the water so progression is guaranteed!
Grab your boardies and get down to your nearest park this weekend!!!