We've put together a list of the most common questions that people ask to help you plan your visit! Click the question to see the answer!
A.Please see our prices page for current Cable prices.
A. During normal cable opening hours all participants need to be 12 years and above.
Junior Riders Sessions
We run a sessions on a Saturday morning and during school holidays for younger riders (8-12 years) where the cable runs at a much slower speed, more suited to their body weight and strength. See our Junior Riders page to find out more.
A. Yes. Please see reception or phone us for our up to date health requirements. You must also be able to see and swim at least 50 metres.
A. You will need to bring swimwear to wear underneath your wetsuit and a towel and shampoo for showering afterwards. When you are learning to ski/kneeboard if you fall off on the course you will need to walk back to the starting area. If you are kneeboarding you can wear a pair of old trainers (that you don’t mind getting wet) to make walking back easier. If you are learning to ski or wakeboard trainers won’t fit inside the bindings!.
A. If you haven’t been before, you will need to book one of our introductory Learn to Kneeboard/ Waterski or Learn to Wakeboard sessions. The sessions are the same as our normal sessions but include a safety brief and basic instruction on how to set off from the dock and ski around the course on a kneeboard at the start of the session – you are then free to try it yourself!.
A. All newcomers to Full Size Cable will need to take part in one of our safety briefs, this includes customers that have previously skied/ ridden on a boat or a straight line cable only. This will only take 15 mins and can be done even without pre-booking.
A. We do recommend learning to kneeboard first, even if just to do one lap of the cable to get the hang of the corners. We are affiliated to the BWSW and this is the preferred method of teaching on cable (because people learn slightly quicker if they start with their centre of gravity low on a kneeboard). If you have done lots of other boardsports before we may not need you to kneeboard first, please speak to our reception when you arrive at the site.
A. Once you have completed your first Learn to Kneeboard / Waterski or Learn to Wakeboard session you are free to book just time on the cable without instruction and come down to practise what you have learned. Although We don’t offer formal courses after the initial introduction our staff are available on the dockside to ask for help with progression for no additional charge (depending on how busy the site is). For this reason if you are looking to progress quickly with your riding then it helps to book for off peak times (weekdays) or earlier in the day at a weekend when our staff are likely to have more time available to talk to you individually and offer tips on progression.
A. Please speak to one of our operators BEFORE attempting the obstacles. Most of the hire wakeboards cannot be taken over the features/ obstacles – please ask for more info at reception about boards that can be used.
A. We are a full-size cable, which means that there are multiple points on the cable that the ski lines/ handles can be loaded onto so there can be up to 8 people skiing/ riding at the same time. There can be many more than 8 actually booked on the cable at the same time as some will fall off and be swimming/ walking back, others will be ready to go again and queuing up again on the dock.
During peak times (weekends and bank holidays) you may find that you may have to queue up to get back on the cable when you fall off, we are a Full Size Cable which means that there are multiple points on the cable that the ski lines/ handles can be loaded onto so there can be up to 8 people skiing/ riding at the same time with others swimming back/ queuing ready for their next go.
Please feel free to contact us if you have another questions which we haven't answered here.