Beginner Cable Session (2 hr)

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).

COVID-19 Restrictions

We are still operating with restrictions in place to protect our customers and staff from the risk of Covid-19. Please see our Covid-19 Restrictions page for more information.

Thank you for your understanding that not all of our indoor facilities are available at the moment. We hope you still have a great time and enjoy your session!

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. 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! 

What's included?

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.

Wakeboarding

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. Please note that because of Covid-19 restrictions we aren't able to physically help anyone set off from the dock so please expect the learning time to be longer if you do hire a wakeboard.

*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.

Start Time

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?

  • Swimwear
  • 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 to change under- due to restrictions our changing rooms / showers are not open, please treat your visit like a trip to the beach and change under a towel, shower when you get home.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

To protect our customers and staff we are still operating with some restrictions.

ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY - All bookings must be made online via our website. 

CHANGING ROOMS
- No changing rooms or showers will be available on-site at this time, customers are advised to treat this trip like a trip to the beach, bring a towel to change by your car on arrival and shower on your return home.

HANDLES
- our operator will disinfect each handle before it is made available to you on the start dock.

SOCIAL DISTANCING
- Please maintain a social distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from other participants and staff outside your household/ social bubble at all times.

SYMPTOMS
- Please be vigilant, DO NOT attend if you or any of your household have any Covid-19 symptoms including a high temperature, new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.