Wakeboarding FAQ’s

Wakeboarding Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our Wakeboarding frequently asked questions to answers the common queries.

Do I have to be able to swim?

Yes, you must be able to swim 50m with a buoyancy aid on, and be confident in the water. It is very likely for you to go under water.

Can I participate if I am pregnant?

No you cannot participate if you are pregnant.

Do I need to remove all jewellery?

We do advise removing all jewellery before going wakeboarding.

What equipment do I need?

It is compulsory to have a buoyancy aid or impact vest, a helmet and a wakeboard. A wetsuit is up to you. We have everything available to hire on site.

How long are the session times?

Sessions on the main cable are 2 hours each. Sessions on the system 2.0 straight cable are in 15 minute blocks, and can be booked in multiple slots.

How many people can wakeboard at one time?

Main Cable – Up to 6 people can be on the cable at any one time; however 15 riders can book onto the same session.

System 2.0 – 1 person at a time takes part in learning how to wakeboard, but others can be around watching.

Can you waterski on the lake?

Yes you can, you can only use 2 skis, as it runs too slow for mono skiing. We do have limited skis available to hire.

How experienced do you need to be to hit the features?

You have to be able to do a lap of switch, and an ‘ollie 180’. Providing our cable operators have seen you do the above, they will talk you through doing your first feature.

How old do you need to be to wakeboard?

Aged 11 and over for the main cable. Aged 6 and over for the system 2.0 straight line cable. However we do run Slow Sessions on the main cable at various times throughout the season, these are for beginners aged 8+.

What is wakeboarding?

Wakeboarding is very much like snowboarding but on water. If you have tried skateboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, or any ‘side ways’ sport, this will give you an advantage to learn to wakeboard.

Do I need to have wakeboarded before?

No, we offer lessons here on the system 2.0 straight line cable, these are on a one to one basis with an instructor, see the cable wakeboard page for more about the system 2.0.
If you haven’t wakeboarded before, and we don’t have any space for lessons, you can kneeboard on the main cable. This is literally a board which you kneel on and go round the lake.

Can I have a lesson with an instructor?

Yes we offer lessons on our system 2.0 straight line cable, these are with an instructor on a one to one basis. We do offer lessons on the main cable, but these are very limited and subject to availability.

What happens if you fall off?

Main Cable – If you fall off, you will need to remove your board and swim to the nearest exit point, where you can climb out and walk back to the jetty, where you join the queue to go again.

System 2.0 – If you fall off, you simply wait in the water and the instructor will bring the handle back to you.

It is compulsory to wear a helmet?

Yes it is compulsory to wear a helmet at all times.

How long is the cable itself?

Main 5 pylon cable – 480m
System 2.0 straight line cable – 150m

Can I wear my spectacles?

It is advised not to wear your spectacles on the cable, we also don’t recommend wearing goggles either.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

No, we serve food and drink on site and don’t allow people to bring their own food and drink onto the premises. So please respect this.

Can I dress up?

Unfortunately you cannot wear any loose clothing on the cable, therefore we do not allow any fancy dress of any sort on the cable

What happens if it’s raining?

You still take part in the rain. Our theory is…you are going to get wet anyway!!… It is good fun in the rain. We have wetsuits available to hire for those wishing to hire on arrival.

What happens if there is a storm?

If we have a storm over head then we will pause and resume once the storm has passed. Then your time will continue as normal. If you have lessons booked on the system 2.0, this does mean we may have to delay later sessions.

What happens if I am stuck in traffic?

We will try our best to help out, however if you do run late and miss your session due to being late, we cannot be held responsible. Please leave plenty of time for your journey.

Are there fish in the lake?

Yes there are fish in the lake.

Where can I store my possessions?

We have lockers for your possessions, feel free to bring your own small padlock or you can buy one here for £3. Alternatively, we recommend locking your items in your cars, and we can look after your keys behind the bar.

Is there a car park nearby?

Yes, parking is next to the clubhouse.

Are there any concessions?

We don’t currently offer a discount to anyone in Military, Navy, NHS, 999, and Students. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Are there any changing rooms?

Yes we have changing rooms on site, with shower and toilet facilities. These are basic with no electric point for hairdryers etc.

How long prior to the session do I need to arrive?

For the main cable, you can just arrive and pay to ride. The system 2.0 straight line cable we advise arriving at least 30 minutes before the start time.

Can I cancel my booking?

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy, if you cancel within this time you will lose your payment. If you give us more than 48 hour notice we will credit the payment, to be used at a later date, or offer you a 50% refund of the full amount. If you were to give us 7 days’ notice, we will then refund the full amount or put it as credit to be rebooked another time.

How long prior to my session should I arrive?

You should arrive approximately 30 minutes before your session start time.

Is there a charge for parking?

Yes, during peak times only. Peak times are weekends (May to Sept inclusive) as well as 7 days a week July, August and first week of September. Charges are £2 for 2 hours, £3 for 3 hours, £4 for 4 hours and £10 all day. Coaches are free.

Please get in touch if you have any other questions!