Wakeboarding 2018-02-10T15:18:47+00:00

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding involves riding a board over a surface of water; it is like the aqua equivalent of snowboarding but with the aid of a cable to gain speed. Skimming the surface of the water and either performing tricks or riding the waves, this activity certainly interacts with the inner wild child within us and promotes a sense of youthful camaraderie.

Being pulled along, hitting speeds of up to 20mph and making tricks and flips in the Lagoon can facilitate the need of many adrenaline junkies, and wakeboarding is perfect for that.

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The wakeboarding craze has spawned new sports such as wakeskating, which alike its predecessor, thrives from its need for speed. With the sport forever adapting as it grows from strength to strength there is endless hours of fun waiting to happen on water near you. The feeling of skimming the water and sliding is like no other. The smallest movement on the water can alter your path, can change your speed, and can manipulate your board beneath you to perform those much-elated tricks and dives.

Another appealing aspect of wakeboarding is that it is a sociable sport, you get to know your friends super well by spending countless hours with them in a boat, or at a cable park. For beginners and those who have never ridden before will be surprised at how easy it is to get up and going. However, those that become confident and comfortable can begin to experiment with surface tricks, hitting the obstacles or air tricks. These newly or life long obtained friends transfer to a large network of people who like yourself share the love of the water. The world of wakeboarding is like one big bounding community.

Wakeboarding is an all body work out, which helps in toning your arms, abs, chest and works your legs more than you would imaging. Along with being in the outdoors and on the water you have the opportunity to bake in the sun, catch a tan, and take in the vitamin D leaving you feeling energised and refreshed although slightly exhausted.

Wakeboarding is about getting wet and pushing your limits, so get involved in the action and give this popular ever-growing sport a try!

See you on the water…

Learn

The Wakeboarding Taster at Lagoon Wake Park is a great way to try wakeboarding and will get you up and going. Success is guaranteed. All equipment is provided including wetsuit, impact vest, helmet and boards.

Improve

The Improvers Wakeboard Course is the perfect way to improve your wakeboarding and learn some new skills. This course aims to get you to the level where you can complete the corners, attempt some tricks and ready to ride.

Ride

We have three wakeboard cables suitable for riders of all levels. We do our best to manage the abilities so you get to ride with people of a similar skill level on the most suitable cable. Come wakeboarding…

Kids

Kids love wakeboarding. Skateboarding on water. We offer kids lessons, private tuition and kids practice clubs.

Progression

Enter fun competitions, learn to use the obstacles, and start doing air tricks.

Ride the cables and get discounts on regular riding

Regular Riding

Save money on regular riding with 5 or 10 hour passes. For those planning to ride over 20 times a year Lagoon Beach Club Wake offers a season pass and is by far the best value.

Hove Lagoon

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We love being on the water and will share our passion with you

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Featured on BBC TV & Radio, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 & Sky

Inspected

Inspected and assessed by RYA, BWSW, LOtC

Est 1994

Proud & happy to have been run by the same management since 1994

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Customer Reviews

Wakeboarding was really good fun and Hove Lagoon was a good location. The staff are nice and the water was clean. I would really recommend this to anyone who doesn’t mind getting wet, because you will get wet! Even if you have not done it before it is easy to learn. The most enjoyable bit is being on the water at fast speed and not falling off!

Ellis Wardle

Wakeboarding was really good fun and Hove Lagoon was a good location.

Edward Ward

The cable wakeboarding is brilliant. Fun and quick to learn. Challenging as well though, especially going round corners. There is also a ramp – I’ll try this when I have had more practise. Great value – if you like snowboarding or surfing you will love it!

James Chambers

On my first go, I got up on my feet and I was wakeboarding!

Billy Mathur

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Hove Lagoon so special for learning? 2018-02-18T16:52:46+00:00

Hove Lagoon is an old Victorian boating lake so has a solid bottom and is only waist deep. This means that any time you need to you can stand up. It is also right next to the sea so on those hot sunny days when there is little wind we can usually expect a sea breeze. Being next to the sea when people are ready we can move their learning away from the lagoon and on to the sea itself. The lagoon is in the middle of a public park so not only do you have the beach near by but you also have a kids play area and a skate park so anyone not taking part will have something to do. There is also an onsite licensed cafe for spectators and participants.

Do you do wakeboarding behind a boat? 2018-02-16T11:28:08+00:00

No we do not as it is not often that the sea is flat enough. We have 3 System 2.0 cables in shallow and sheltered waters of Hove Lagoon. As it is a 2.0 system it means only one person at a time rides and if they come off the handle comes straight back to them so there is no waiting in the water. For beginners it is perfect as you can hear the instructions, are able to stand up if need be and do not have the challenge of waves. There are also various features in the water like the step up or box to keep advanced riders amused.

All the wakeboarding sessions are full 2018-03-29T12:46:37+00:00

Please contact us and we will find a way to get you riding.

Please note weekends and week day evenings get booked up so we advise booking ahead.

What do we do with our bags when we are on the water? 2018-02-18T16:27:21+00:00

We have lockers that are free to use or if your bag does not fit in the locker we will look after it for you. Please do not bring massive suitcases as space is a little limited.

What do I need to bring? 2018-02-03T09:50:04+00:00

All you need to bring on the day is swimwear and a towel. We will provide a wetsuit, impact vest, helmet and wakeboard (no additional charge). If you have any of the above you are welcome to bring them. The towel is for showering afterwards.

I don’t have a wetsuit, is this a problem? 2018-02-18T09:59:57+00:00

We have wetsuits in all shapes and sizes to suit everyone. You are very welcome to borrow one of these (no additional charge).

What if the weather is not great? 2018-02-03T09:44:35+00:00

It is very rare that we have to cancel due to bad weather. For the person riding rain is not an issue as they will be getting wet anyway and for the people watching we have a cafe which looks out over the cables so they will be able to see everything. We also have hot showers for afterwards.

What if I am not a very good swimmer? 2018-02-03T09:17:49+00:00

The lagoon is only waist deep so you are always able to stand up. If you cannot swim at all or are not comfortable in water let us know so that we are aware, you will be fine!

How long is the session and how much of it is on the water? 2018-02-03T09:34:50+00:00

The Wakeboard Taster session is one hour and there will normally be one other person on the session so that you can alternate, watching each other and learning from what they do whilst you rest before going back on the cable again. Apart from the first few minutes where you are taught how to put the board on and the hand signals it is all on the water and yes you will be going along. If you are already able to ride and on a ride session it is also one hour but there will be 4 of you taking it in turns to ride.

Changing Bookings 2018-01-26T13:42:54+00:00

Please click here for our full booking terms and conditions and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy.

Be aware rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement.

The reason for this is when you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking, we are therefore unable to offer that space to anyone else. We will have made commitments to staff for your booking and we may have turned away other bookings. Unfortunately we are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss. We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations as we are likely to incur costs.

Course Cancelation Insurance

You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100

of cover and an excess of £25 per claim.

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation maybe covered by your credit card provider.
  • Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course when you stay on our boats.

More on the Blog

What happens on the Learn to Wakeboard Course

For all of those who have had the experience of booking a lesson, whether it be at a sports club, gym or a music lesson there is a certain amount of trepidation as that first class looms closer. Will I like the class? Will I get on with the people on the course? Will I be able to do what is asked of me by the coach or teacher?

Starting to use the sliders

Undoubtedly you will reach a point in your wakeboarding career where you are keen to get out and start hitting the plastic features at the Lagoon Watersports cable wake park. This can be quite a daunting prospect at first but with the right instructor and practice anybody can get to this level.

Lagoon wake park safety tips

Lagoon wake park safety tips

How to improve your wakeboarding

So, you have completed your Learn to Wakeboard lesson and are keen to keep building on your newly acquired skill set. What’s next? There are a couple of options you can take at this point depending on how well your first lesson went.

Go Wakeboarding

Being pulled along, hitting speeds of up to 20mph and making tricks and flips in the Lagoon can facilitate the need of many adrenaline junkies, and wakeboarding is a great facilitator for that.

Starting to do air tricks

BOOM, air tricks…They look great and feel even better. They can be thrown on a Full Cable, System 2.0 or behind a boat. It’s great to have a couple tucked away in the repertoire to wow the crowds. But how do you go about learning them?

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