Learn to Wakeboard Course

Learn to wakeboard

The wakeboard taster is a great way to learn to wakeboard and will get you up and wakeboarding. Everything is provided, all you need to do is turn up. Start the thrilling sport of wakeboarding – success is guaranteed.

Your session will start with a brief on-land demonstration on how to get up on the board, and then it will be time to get on the water where we will get you up and wakeboarding with professional instruction from BWSW instructors.

You will :

  • Get wakeboarding…success guaranteed
  • Have fun
  • Learn new skills

We provide :

  • All equipment, including wetsuit, impact vest, helmet and board.
  • Full instruction and training from a BWSW trained instructor.
  • Clubhouse with hot showers, changing rooms and a great cafe.
  • Perfect learning environment of Hove Lagoon combined with our System 2.0 Cable system.

Course content includes:

  • Basic stance
  • Dock starting
  • Starting from the water
  • Riding in a straight line
  • Introduction to turning around
  • Fun and thrills.

More information:

Read our blog about what to expect on a learn to wakeboard lesson

About the wakeboard park at Hove Lagoon.

Go wakeboarding article

Success guaranteed or get a free session

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Alex! After my wakeboard lesson yesterday I went straight down to the beach To kite. I had been having lots of issues riding my board as Control was all wrong , I would get up and go nowhere. Happy to say I managed two massive rides to the left and a short one to the right. My body aches like mad today though . Will defiantly be back for improvers or a private lesson


Recently tried wakeboarding - really fun experience.
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

Having never wakeboarded before I was amazed that the guys got me up and going in 20 minutes. I don’t have much coordination so I was over the moon to be able to do it at the first attempt. It’s a great activity for all levels. Alistair the instructor explained things logically and clearly on land then it was to the water, after a couple of dunks in the lagoon I was soon zooming around. It was also good doing it in a small group, as you could learn by watching each of other and have a laugh at the same time. I would recommend it to anyone, getting wet has never been so much fun

Matt Ingram

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

Course objective:

By the end of the course you will be able to get up and ride in a straight line on a System 2.0 cable system. You will need to complete the Improvers Course before you are ready to join our ride sessions.


Water confident, able to swim.


Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX

Suitable for:

Complete beginners age 14+, No previous experience required. (Under 14 please see kids wakeboarding or private cable hire).


Courses are run most weekends from April to the end of October and some weekday evenings. If you cannot find a date please contact us.


Book online from the dates below or call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us.

If you cannot find a date please contact us.

If you are booking for a small group of friends or family private wakeboarding lessons are a flexible and great value way to try wakeboarding.

Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Other :

Lagoon Wake Park has been part funded by British Water Ski and Wakeboard (BWSW). We would like to thank them for their support in making this venue as fantastic as it is.

Map / Directions
What to Bring
Water Quality
Cancellation Policy

Please aim to arrive at the centre 20 minutes before your session starts.

We have two centres in Brighton please make sure you head to the correct one. This activity takes place at Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4LX. You may find the Journey Planning web site useful.

Cycling : We have a cycle parking area, don’t forget your lock

Car Parking : We do not have our own car park. There is parking within 150m of Hove Lagoon on Wharf Road opposite Hove Lagoon. There is metered parking on the southside of the A259 Kingsway.

There are residential roads opposite the lagoon which have small residential parking restrictions on them, please check at time of parking.

Bus : Brighton and Hove Bus company : Route 1, 1A, 6


This service travels along Church Road which is about 3 mins walk north of the seafront. Get off at the Wish Road or Brittany Court stops. This service runs from Brighton Station. If you arrive at Hove Station you need to walk directly south to Church Road where you can meet this service.

Coastliner 700 service. Stage Coach

Train : National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

We recommend travelling to Portslade station (1 mile from us ) or Hove station (2 miles from us) Brighton station is 3 miles from us.


National Express run many routes to Brighton. Brighton coach station in near the pier which is about 3 miles from us.

What to bring

Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and impact vests which are provided.

Towel: We have hot showers so you will need a towel to dry off at the end of the session.

Bag: To put your wet things in.

Other stuff: Suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Sunscreen, layers in case the wind gets up, anorak or waterproof jacket.

What not to bring

Valuables. We have free lockers in the changing rooms but better safe than sorry.

The water quality in Hove Lagoon is independently tested regularly during the summer season as part of the Brighton and Hove City Councils seafront beach water quality testing. Lagoon Watersports opened in 1994, since that date the water in Hove Lagoon has passed every test.

Independent water quality test results from 2017  testing

Total Colibacteria

Faecal Colibacteria

Faecal Enterococci

  • Natural algae growth occurs in the Lagoon. This algae can look unpleasant particularly when it blows to one corner of the Lagoon. It is harmless. It is NOT blue/green algae that fresh water lakes can suffer from.
  • Sometimes there is a smell. This smell is caused by the natural process of the algae.
  • Brighton and Hove City Council treat the water with an organic substance to help suppress the algae growth.
  • The water in the Lagoon is sea water rather than fresh water which prevents some common water quality issues that lakes suffer from.
  • The Lagoon is topped up with fresh seawater every few days.
  • The Lagoon is very shallow so the sun can penetrate to the bottom.
  • There is a high level of evaporation and leakage in the Lagoon.
  • The sea water that goes into the Lagoon meets all bathing test requirements.

Changing Bookings

When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.

If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss.  We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.

We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.

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

Our Advice

  • If you pay by credit card your cancellation may be covered by your credit card provider.
  • Your holiday insurance may cover you for course where you stay on our boats.
  • You may be able to take out insurance to course cancellation from World First by calling 0345 90 80161

Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation charges
You may cancel your course/event at any time. Written notification from the Lead Name in your group is required. Cancellation will only be accepted on payment of the cancellation charges as set out below. The following cancellation fees apply :

• More than 8 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit
• Less than 8 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

At our discretion, we may allow a forfeited deposit to be used towards an alternative course/event run by us or the same course on an alternative date. In each case, such a booking will be at the price prevailing at the time of re-booking and subject to an admin charge of £25 for courses over £150 and £10 for courses under £150. In these circumstances we offer significant discounts on rebooking within 12 months.

The discount is based on how much notice was given for the booking cancellation and non discounted course rates:

• More than 4 weeks before course/event  –  90% discount on full brochure rates
• 2- 4 weeks before course/event – 75% discount on full brochure rates
• 13 days  – 72 hours before course/event –  50% discount on full brochure rates
• 72 hours or less  –  25% discount on full brochure rates

For example if you book a course worth £200 and need to change the date of that course:

4 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £20
2 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £50
3 days notice this will cost you an additional £100
24 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150

Postponement by us due to bad weather
On some occasions courses may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates, no refund will be available.

On some occasions group events may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates.
If you are unable or unwilling to accept these new dates then we will refund you the full cost of the course less 15%.

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This courses is run on two consecutive weeks.

The package includes 4 x one hour sessions.

Everything is provided, all you need to do is turn up. Start the thrilling sport of wakeboarding – success is guaranteed.

Just £75 – Usual price £180 – Saving of £105

Class 1

  • Basic stance
  • Dock starting
  • Starting from the water
  • Riding in a straight line
  • Introduction to turning around
  • Fun and thrills.

Class 2 and 3

  • Improving confidence and straight line riding
  • Mastering corners on a System 2.0 Cable
  • Riding switch

Class 4

  • 180’s
  • Ollies
  • Set up for obstacles

Please see course information page for more details.

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  • All gift vouchers are valid for 24 months.
  • Gift vouchers can be purchased for any amount.
  • Gift vouchers are valid for all the activities that we offer.
  • Gift vouchers can either be emailed to you or directly to the recipient.



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Why choose to Wakeboard at Lagoon Watersports:

  • Run by highly experienced and friendly BWSW instructors
  • All specialised equipment is provided, including wetsuits
  • Less than 3 miles from Brighton Pier right on the sea front
  • Suitable for complete beginners. We train everyone from kids to grandparents!
  • Maximum of 2 people per session
  • Great clubhouse with hot showers, changing rooms, Wifi and a licensed cafe
  • Have fun and thrills
  • Success guaranteed or have a free session.
  • System 2.0 Cable wakeboard makes learning easy
  • Under the same management since 1994.