Frequently Asked Questions
Updated June 6, 2012
- Wakeboard lessons?
- Who do you teach?
- What can I expect from my first day?
- What levels of wakeboarding do you teach?
- How much will it cost?
- What lakes and can you come to a lake near us?
- Can I charter you for a group or large group?
- Who will be on the boat?
- What equipment do I need?
- What type equipment do you use?
- Are kids welcome? What ages?
- Where can I get a copy of the liability waiver?
Eighty Percent of our instruction is done at the Beginner to Intermediate level. This is a crucial time for the rider to develop form, an understanding of how the wakeboard reacts, and a better feel and respect for the water.
Your first lesson will instruct you on the wakeboard, safety equipment and then how to get up on the wakeboard. After successfully standing up what to do next is up to you.
We have categorized four levels of wakeboarding:
- Beginner Level
The beginner level is new to the sport and wants to learn to wakeboard. This level also includes those who are working on standing up on a wakeboard.
At this level the rider has successfully stood up and is able to handle the board on the water. The rider can successfully navigate in and out of the boat's wake and is possibly working on jumping the wake or wants to work on form and stability while on the water.
- Advanced Intermediate
This rider has mastered the Wake to Wake jump, Surface 180 and 360 and is progressing to the level of Flips and Tantrums.
The rider does not need formal instruction but an instructor who will catch flaws in the technique of a certain trick. The rider is attempting to perform advanced tricks and jumps.
We recommend your first lesson to be all day. In our First Time Rider Program the Cost is $135.00, which includes a full day of instruction and all required equipment.
Learn2wakeboard will locate to any surrounding lake. We require 14 days advance notice and a minimum of 4 riders. We can do private instructions on your boat at an hourly rate. We recommend the California Delta for your first lesson. It has calm waters and is ideal for first instructions.
Yes! You can hire any instructor(s) with equipment to suit your needs for any group event. We require 14 days advance notice to get all equipment and personnel ready.
We have a safety standard of 2(two) Learn2wakeboard crew members per boat, with 4 riders of the same level for that days lessons. From experience we learned not to place advance riders with beginner riders.
All your equipment is provided. This includes a Life Vest (Coast Guard Approved) Wakeboard and Bindings, (New 2010 Equipment) everything you would need to maximize your lesson. We ask that you bring a snack, Cold beverage, Sunscreen and Hat.
L2W is proud to feature high quality wakeboards and Bindings. The best build, best feel (Comfort Level) and best price for the beginner.
Kids are welcome. We eagerly encourage them to try this easy to learn sport. The best age to start lessons is age 9 and up. At this age we see the rapid progression. Once a child can stand up, they will be hooked on wakeboarding.
You can download the Learn2wakeboard liability waiver here in pdf format.