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. 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 £85 with this great value package of 4 x 1 hour lessons. 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.
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.
It’s the responsibility of all visitors to follow these guidelines. Please help us to keep our customers, staff and members of the public safe.
This information may have changed by the time your session starts so please check back.
In order for us to keep both our staff and customers safe, please adhere strictly to these rules :
In summer 2020 we do not expect to be able to return to our previous “normal” operating. We expect some restrictions to remain in place all season. If you have any questions please ask. Please see our COVID-19 Phased opening plan.
Last updated 03/07/2020
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
Please see our full Booking Terms and Conditions
Cancellation chargesYou 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 £202 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £503 days notice this will cost you an additional £10024 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150
Postponement by us due to bad weatherOn 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%.
• 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!