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. Success is guaranteed. This is a great introduction. 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. Looking to really get to grips with wakeboarding. Then consider our "Learn to Wakeboard Package". Save £35 with this great value package of 3 Sessions. The minimum age for this course is 14. For under 14’s we recommend a private lesson or our kid’s wakeboarding courses.
Read our blog about what to expect on a learn to wakeboard lessonAbout the wakeboard park at Hove Lagoon.Go wakeboarding article
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.
A 1 hour Taster Session is usually shared by up to 3 people.Some sessions (usually in the spring, autumn, weekdays and under stricter COVID rules) are 20 minutes and then are for just 1 person.
Water confident, able to swim.
Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX
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, weekday evenings (May - September) and some weekdays. Please check the calendar for dates below. 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.
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.
Save £35. Best value way to learn to wakeboard by combining all 3 sessions; Taster, Improver and Progression Clinic, Purchase the package then return to this page and you can book your course dates for FREE.
Minimum age for this course is 14. For kids under 14 please book a private lesson or one of our kids wakeboarding courses.
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
Alterations to Bookings at Hove Lagoon
Customers are able to rearrange course dates up to two times with no charge when Lagoon Watersports is given :
48 hours notice for courses under £75 per person
7 days notice for courses priced between £76 – £300 per person
14 days notice for course over £301 per person
If Lagoon Watersports is given less than the required notice period this considered to be a cancellation.
In circumstances when a customer requests more than two changes of a date, a rebooking fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged.
In circumstances where the customer is unable to choose new dates or Lagoon Watersports is unable to offer suitable alternative dates a credit will be applied to the customers account that is valid for 24 months.
Customers may cancel a course with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply when Lagoon Watersports is given :
Course Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports
In circumstance where Lagoon Watersports cancels a course (Excluding Force Majeure) the customer may choose a new date or a full refund.
Postponement due to COVID-19
If you are required to self isolate via government guidelines you can reschedule you booking to a later date within our schedule availability. No refunds are available due to COVID-19.
In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future valid for 24 months. This includes cancellation by us due to COVID-19. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.
Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course
Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking
You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply :
Group bookings confirm numbers 4 weeks prior to the event with the final balance. Any changes in numbers we will endeavour to accommodate, the following applies
Numbers increases up to 24 hours prior to the event will be accommodated as much as possible, priced per head
Number decreases up to 7 days prior to the event will be accommodated, but where this reduce your group size below 6 persons you will need to pay for 6 persons. Session durations might vary depending on changes to group sizes
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment or engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will give you as much notice as possible and offer new dates to complete the course.
Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris
If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment, engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will do all we can to arrange another suitable date, if we cannot provide suitable availability then you will be offered a full refund
Force Majeure – In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future with a two year expiry
• Come rain or shine we run our wakeboarding sessions in most weather conditions, only if it is extremely windy or if we have lightning storms we do not go on the water.
we are open for wakeboard sessions April-October
Once you have completed our wakeboarding taster you are more than welcome to upgrade onto our Learn to Wakeboard package.
To upgrade send us an email or give us a call.
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!
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
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!