Wakeboard Lessons at Wake Nation

Learn to shred at Wake Nation! Teaching is our thing and we make learning fun and easy! As Ohio’s premier wakeboard school and cable park, Wake Nation provides wakeboard lessons using our unique teaching cable system. This system reduces your learning curve significantly, while offering a faster, better, and safer learning experience. Learn smarter with less effort. 
 
While we do offer limited boat wakeboard lessons, including wakesurfing and wake foiling, we highly recommend learning to wakeboard on the cable first. This will prepare you for wakesurfing or wakefoiling, allowing you to get the most out of any future wake sport. 

Not sure which wakeboard lesson is for you, or not sure if you want a package or not? Sign up for a single, 1 hour private wakeboard lesson. At the end of that wakeboard lesson, if you choose to sign up for a package, you can apply that lesson total towards any lesson package of your choice.

Lessons are offered during our non-summer camp hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays after 4pm, and 12pm to 7pm Friday to Sunday. 

To make a reservation or for additional information on wakeboard lessons at Wake Nation, email us through our Contact page, and select “Lessons”. Our amazing and talented lesson coordinator will respond directly.

Wakeboard Lessons & Private Cable Sessions

To make your experience smoother, you can purchase cable lessons online, through our Shop page. However, prior to making any lesson purchase, please contact us first to ensure availability and make a reservation. During the summer season, we are often fully booked 1-2 weeks in advance. To make a reservation or for additional information on wakeboard lessons at Wake Nation, email us through our Contact page, and select “Lessons”. Our amazing and talented lesson coordinator will respond directly. Lesson purchases and deposits are non-refundable, however, we do allow changes in days/weeks as space allows. 

1 Hour Cable Lesson or Private Session $109
A private, one on one cable lesson is perfect for that never-ever/first-time rider who 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 201 Lesson & Slow Ride with Instruction $69

This lesson and slow ride session is offered on Saturdays and Sundays during our summer hours, from 11am to 2pm, and starts one hour before we open to the public. It includes rentals and instruction and is intended for those who already know how to wakeboard and want to learn how to ride on the main cable. It is also excellent for those who can already ride the main cable but wish to continue riding in a slow session with the guidance of an instructor. The cost of this lesson and ride session is lower than a regular cable ticket plus rental, making it an amazing value. Continue shredding every Wednesday for only $24/day. (See cable park page – weekday only ticket, including rentals.)

During this lesson and any slow ride session, we slow the main cable WAY down for the first hour so we can safely, quickly, and easily teach you how to start from the main dock, and also navigate the turns throughout the main cable course. Once you have a few starts and turns under your belt in your hour of instruction, you can continue riding and practicing on your own until 2pm during our normal Slow Ride session. At up to four (4) total hours in length, this is an excellent way to quickly progress your skills. 

Once you are confident starting, turning, and navigating on the main cable, simply show up and ride whenever you like, no additional lessons are needed. Although it’s not required, we suggest you continue to ride during any Slow Ride session for those next few visits. This will ensure you have a great experience while building your confidence at slower speeds. For more information on Slow Ride sessions, check out our Cincinnati Cable Park page.

Wakeboard Lesson Packages

To make a reservation or for additional information on wakeboard lessons at Wake Nation, email us through our Contact page, and select “Lessons”. Our amazing and talented lesson coordinator will respond directly.

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 201 Lesson
  • One (1) All Day Cable Ticket
  • FREE Rental Equipment
  • FREE Aqua Park & Launch Slide 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 201
  • 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 slow ride sessions.
  • FREE Rental Equipment
  • FREE Aqua Park & Launch Slide Ticket Upon Graduation
  • FREE T-Shirt Upon Graduation

To make a reservation or for additional information on wakeboard lessons at Wake Nation, email us through our Contact page, and select “Lessons”. Our amazing and talented lesson coordinator will respond directly.

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

Boat Lessons

(Limited Availability in 2024)

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.

To make a reservation or for additional information on wakeboard lessons at Wake Nation, email us through our Contact page, and select “Lessons”. Our amazing and talented lesson coordinator will respond directly.

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 required. 

To make a reservation or for additional information on wakeboard lessons at Wake Nation, email us through our Contact page, and select “Lessons”. Our amazing and talented lesson coordinator will respond directly.

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