This session is great fun and a real workout! It's aimed at beginners (12+) to try out riding our full-size cable. The session is a pay and play session but does include a safety brief and basic instruction at the start of the session before you move onto the cable to give it a go yourself! The session usually starts on a kneeboard but wakeboard hire is also available (see further information below). Saturday and Sunday 11:00 -1:00 p.m sessions are run at a slower cable speed plus Summer Holiday weekdays Mon, Wed and Fri 12- 2 p.m (Tue and Thur 2-4 p.m) excluding Bank Holidays (Bank Holidays 11-1 p.m).
About this session
This session is for beginners to kneeboarding/ water-skiing and wakeboarding and riders transitioning from straight-line cable and boat riding to full-size cable. This session runs at normal speed. The session includes a short safety brief and basic instruction at the start of the session, after that you are free to have a go on the cable yourself and join the main session. When you fall, just swim to the bank and walk back to the dock to have another go!
Basic equipment hire is included - Helmet hire, buoyancy aid hire and kneeboard/ waterski hire. *Wetsuit hire is not included; but is available to add once you are in the shopping cart. Wakeboard hire is available on site, however most beginners wouldn't need wakeboard hire on their first session unless they can already wakeboard on a boat or straight line cable - see wakeboarding section below for more information.
This session starts on a kneeboard*, but once you have competently completed a lap of the cable you're free to hire a wakeboard. Wakeboard hire is available on site on the day. See our prices page for more information.
*If you can already wakeboard behind a boat or straight-line cable then you don't need to kneeboard first, but you will need to take part in our safety brief for full-size cable at the start of this session.
Please allow enough time to drive to us through Rother Valley Country Park (see directions online), check-in and then change before your session start time. We recommend arriving 20 mins before your session start time to avoid missing the safety brief start (the safety brief is compulsory for new participants). The session time is 2 hrs, which includes a safety brief followed by time on the water.
Requirements to take part
This session has basic requirements to participate to ensure the safety of you and other customers and staff.
Participants must be:
- 12 years or over (Please see our slow sessions for 8-12 year olds).
- Must be able to swim 50 metres unaided.
- Must be able to see 50 metres without the aid of glasses
- Must understand that water-skiing is a hazardous sport, you will need to read and understand our CODE OF PRACTICE before taking part.
- Medical restrictions apply (see further details)
- Fitness - holding on to the handle is quite tiring and requires fitness and strength.
For full details of our requirements and Code of Practice.
What do I need to bring?
- Footwear (optional) - you can wear wetsuit socks/ wetsuit shoes whilst kneeboarding if you have them to make walking back to the dock more comfortable, but these can't be worn whilst wakeboarding.
- A towel