Wakeboard Lessons at Wake Nation

Wake Nation is Ohio’s premier wakeboard school and cable park. Teaching is our thing! We offer wakeboard lessons and wakeboard camps for all skill levels and ages. All you need is a willing attitude and we’ll handle the rest. We make learning fun and easy! We provide wakeboard lessons on our special, teaching cable system. The learning curve is substantially reduced and there is no faster, better, or safer way to learn. A typical first-time lesson will take 1 hour per person and you’ll learn several basic skills including getting up, riding switch, edging/carving (steering), surface 180’s (switch-a-roos), and ollies (bunny hops).

Boat lessons for wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and foiling are limited. If you want to learn how to wakesurf or wakefoil and have zero board experience (snow, wake, surf, skate), we highly recommend learning to wakeboard first. If you want to learn to wakefoil, it’s smart to wakesurf first.

Not sure which lesson is for you or not sure if you need a package? Sign up for a 1 hour private lesson and at the end of that lesson, we’ll allow you to apply that total towards any lesson package. 

For additional lesson information, or to make a reservation, email us through our contact page to reach our lesson coordinator. 

Wakeboard Lessons & Private Cable Sessions

For additional lesson information, or to make a reservation, email us through our contact page to reach our lesson coordinator. 

1 Hour Cable Lesson or Private Session $109
A private, one on one cable lesson is perfect for that never-ever/first-time rider that is just starting out, or anyone needing to brush up on their wake skills. This lesson is also great for advanced riders learning jumps and features, and show-stopping air tricks. With a proven teaching program and the latest in 2-way helmets microphones/speakers, we’ll have you shredding in minutes, and have you smiling the entire time. Lesson includes equipment. To avoid disappointment, reservations are required. 

2 Hour Cable Lesson or Private Session $199
An extended private cable lesson that is perfect for groups of 2 or 3. Lesson includes equipment. To avoid disappointment, reservations are required.

Main Cable 101 Lesson $69
If you already know how to wakeboard and want to learn to shred on the main cable, this is the lesson for you. After your lesson you’ll continue to shred and practice for 2+ additional hours during our daily practice/slow ride sessions. Priced less than a cable ticket + rental, this lesson is a no-brainer.

The main cable 101 lesson is comprised of a 1 hour lesson, with a 2+ hour additional ride session. This lesson is only offered one hour before we open to the public (mostly Friday-Sunday) and on select evenings. This lesson has a capacity of 6 total students, and is the next step for those that already know how to ride and control their wakeboard on a boat or 2 tower cable. It’s also a great refresher for those that haven’t ridden the main cable in some time, or have unsuccessfully tried cable wakeboarding in the past. During the lesson, we slow the main cable down so we can safely, quickly, and easily teach you how to start off the main dock, and also navigate the turns throughout the main cable course. Once you have a few starts under your belt, and are confidently shredding, you can continue to ride and practice for 2+ additional hours. During our practice sessions (daily, until 2pm) we operate the main cable slower so you can continue to practice the skills you learned in the lesson, while speeding up your overall learning curve. Lesson includes equipment. Reservations are required.

*Once you can safely ride the main cable, you can simply show up and shred whenever you like, no additional reservations or lessons are needed. Although it’s not required, we suggest you ride during our practice/slow ride sessions the next 2+ visits to ensure you have a great experience and build your confidence at slower speeds. For more information check out our Cincinnati cable park page.

For additional lesson information, or to make a reservation, email us through our contact page to reach our lesson coordinator. 

Lesson purchases and deposits are non-refundable, however we do allow changes in days/weeks as space allows. 

Wakeboard Lesson Packages

For additional lesson information, or to make a reservation, email us through our contact page to reach our lesson coordinator. 

Learn to Ride Package $199
The Learn to Wakeboard package is designed for that exceptionally quick learner or person with some previous board experience (snow, wake, surf, skate). Same reservation required policies apply to each lesson, however the ride session does not require a reservation. Lessons and ride session must be completed by the end of the season. This package includes:

  • One (1) Private 1-Hour Cable Lesson
  • One (1) 1-Hour Main Cable 101 Lesson
  • One (1) All Day Cable Ticket
  • All Rental Equipment
  • FREE Aqua Park or Superslide Ticket Upon Graduation
  • FREE T-Shirt Upon Graduation

Zero to Hero Package $369
The Zero to Hero package is designed to take you from your current skill level to ABSOLUTE SHREDDER. At a radical savings off our retail prices (these items would cost you over $700 to buy incrementally) our goal is to get you SHREDDING and build confidence quickly! All lessons and ride sessions must be completed by the end of the season. Includes all equipment. Same reservation required policies apply to each lesson, however ride sessions do not require a reservation. This package includes:

  • Three (3) Private 1-Hour Cable Lessons
  • One (1) 1-Hour Main Cable 101
  • Free “5 Pack of Cable Tickets Punch Card” (Five All Day Cable Ride Sessions ) It’s not required, but it’s best to ride/progress during our practice sessions.
  • All Rental Equipment
  • FREE Aqua Park or Superslide Ticket Upon Graduation
  • FREE T-Shirt Upon Graduation
  • Option to Purchase a Substantially Discounted Season Pass Upon Graduation

For additional lesson information, or to make a reservation, email us through our contact page to reach our lesson coordinator. 

Lesson purchases and deposits are non-refundable, however we do allow changes in days/weeks as space allows.

Boat Lessons

(No/Limited Availability in 2023)

Private 1 Hour Boat Lesson $139
A private, one on one boat lesson is perfect for that first-timer/never-ever wakesurfer or foiler (with board experience), or that wakeboarder wanting to learn tricks (a one wake jump or above). Our private boat location is 10 minutes from our cable park. Includes equipment. Reservations are required.

Private 2 Hour Boat Lesson $269
An extended boat lesson that is good for groups of 2, or anyone with a ton of energy to burn. Includes equipment. Reservations are required.

Lessons on Your Boat $69/Hour (2 Hour Minimum)
Wake Nation instructors can come to your location too! Whatever you are working on, and whatever the size of the group, we’ll get you shredding in no time, and we’ll likely have a free hand to snap some great pictures and videos! To cover the cost of payroll and/or fuel, we charge a nominal fee of $25/hour drive time, in addition to the lesson time. Let us know if you need equipment. Reservations are required.

For additional lesson information, or to make a reservation, email us through our contact page to reach our lesson coordinator. 

Lesson purchases and deposits are non-refundable, however we do allow changes in days/weeks as space allows.

Trampoline Lesson

Private 1 Hour Trampoline Lesson $39
If you are working on your first inverts or spins, a great step is to learn them on the trampoline and master them before attempting on the water. Not only is this safer, but it speeds up the learning curve – especially for “tech” tricks, multiple handle passes, and mobe variations. To avoid disappointment, reservations are highly encouraged.

For additional lesson information, or to make a reservation, email us through our contact page to reach our lesson coordinator. 

Lesson purchases and deposits are non-refundable, however we do allow changes in days/weeks as space allows.