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 includes 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).
We are currently operating RESTRICTIONS on cable wake park bookings in order to comply with UK Government regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please see below for restrictions.
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. When you fall, just swim to the bank and walk back to the dock to have another go! Please note that because this session involves a safety brief with an instructor at the start, before joining the main cable session, the group numbers are now restricted to 5 due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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.
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 and it is available to book in advance (just add to basket at the end of the booking).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.
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 - 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.
ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY - All bookings must be made online via our website. If you arrive on-site without a booking you will be denied access.
CHANGING ROOMS/ TOILETS - No changing rooms, showers or toilets will be available on-site at this time, customers are advised to use the toilet before making the journey to our park. Public toilets are available in the main courtyard at Rother Valley Country Park if you need to go on your way to us or on your way out of the park. Please change by your car on arrival and shower on your return home.
NO SOCIALISING - Customers can be on-site a maximum of 30 mins before their booking and must vacate the premises (and the country park with their vehicle) as soon as possible after their activity. Please see our information on arrival time if you are driving to our site (rather than walking and parking outside the park). BOOK > ARRIVE > RIDE > LEAVE.
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.
COMPLIANCE - Any customers seen to be ignoring these rules will strictly be asked to leave the site immediately.
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.
VEHICLE ACCESS TO ROTHER VALLEY COUNTRY PARK
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, you will need to show your booking invoice on arrival to Rother Valley Country Park to gain access (visitors are currently being restricted).
Please arrive NO MORE than 30 mins before your session start time and comply with regulations BOOK > ARRIVE > RIDE > LEAVE).
YOU MUST LEAVE ROTHER VALLEY COUNTRY PARK AFTER YOUR SESSION HAS FINISHED.