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.Read More...
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…
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!
Wakeboarding was really good fun and Hove Lagoon was a good location.
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!
On my first go, I got up on my feet and I was wakeboarding!
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
We are the two story building on the south side of the large Lagoon. Please come up the steps at the east side of the building and in to our reception.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have wetsuits in all shapes and sizes to suit everyone. You are very welcome to borrow one of these (no additional charge).
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.
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!
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.
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.
- 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.
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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?
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.
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