Club Wake Park FAQ
What is Wakeboarding and what is it similar to?
Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. It was developed from a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing techniques and while no pro experience is required any skills leaned from other board sports will help your progression in wakeboarding.
What’s the minimum age for wakeboarding at Club Wake Park?
In accordance with British Waterski and Wakeboard Association guidelines the minimum age limit is 7 years old.
Do I need to be able to swim?
Whilst you will be wearing a buoyance aid at all times on the water participants must be able to swim at least 50m confidently.
Will my session be cancelled due to bad weather?
We aim to continue to run in all weathers, after all when you’re in the water you are getting wet any way! However on occasions such as exceptionally high winds and during thunderstorms we are unable to run sessions for safety reasons. Please contact us prior to travelling if you think your session could be at risk to the weather.
What do I need to bring?
We provide wetsuits, buoyance aids, helmets and wakeboards, all you need to bring is swimming clothes to wear under the wetsuit and a towel for afterwards, flip flops are also advised for walking around the dock area.
What is the Difference between a full size cable and a system 2.0?
The main visual difference is a system 2.0 has only two towers, the cable runs up and down in a straight line rather than around a lake in a circle. This means we only have 1 rider on the water at a time allowing them to receive 1 to 1 coaching from the diver. If the rider falls on a system 2.0 the cable stops and the rider can start again from where they fell in the water rather than swimming to the side walking back to the dock and joining the queue as on a conventional system. This gives riders more time on the water in a shorter session time creating faster progression and a friendly atmosphere around the dock. The operator has complete speed control over the cable pulling riders up out of the water slowly and smoothly compared to the 0 - full speed instantly on a full size cable.
Is Wakeboarding for me?
The simple answer is YES we have now taught 1000’s of complete beginners on our system 2.0 cable and still to date have a 100% success rate. Every single person that has come to learn has got up on their board in their first session.
What else is there to do on site?
Club Wake Park is based on the 150-acre site of Grendon Lakes, just outside Northampton. On site there are a range of other activities as well as our system 2.0 cable that we work with to offer combined activity packages, activities available include:
- Wakeboarding behind a 2013 Super Air Nautique 210 wakeboard boat.
- Ringo and Banana Boat rides.
- Jet Skiing experience
- Hovercraft experience
- 4X4 Off Road experience
- Fully licensed bar and restaurant