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Wakeboarding Doesn’t Have to Hurt

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In our world, we’re often told that by the time we’re forty or (fill in the blank) we are supposed to hang up many of the activities we participated in and enjoyed from our youth. We’re trained to believe that by that particular time of life, our bodies will hurt and ache and as a result, we will be sidelined from the things we once loved.

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AWAKIN Wakeboard & Wakesurf Camp

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This spring, while in Florida, we prayed about what God would want in a wakeboarding camp. From those prayers, AWAKIN was born. AWAKIN is a three day, day-camp carefully constructed to create an atmosphere for campers to grow their passion for wakeboarding/wakesurfing with top notch instruction, gain a greater understanding of their purpose with faith based messages and influences, and to seek their full potential. It’s our mission to help AWAKIN those things in our campers.

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The Big Announcement

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To Our Dear Customers & Friends:
Sydney and I wanted to take a moment to write and share with you about some changes you’ll notice with Kirby’s School of Wake in 2018. Before we share, we want to extend to you our gratitude for you and your family, for supporting and being a patron of Kirby’s School of Wake. We are truly honored to serve you and consider so many of you dear friends. You enable us to pursue God’s calling on our lives and we are thankful for that.

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MotoSurf World Cup

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Having a wakeboarding school in Fort Myers, I like to make myself available to learn about other watersports. One of those sports happened to be at the Pro Watercross World Championship held on October 27-29 in Naples, Florida. I know what you are thinking and it’s probably one of two things: a) what in the world is watercross? OR b) what does this have to do with wakeboarding? Read More

Surfers For Autism

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On Saturday, October 28, I had the opportunity to volunteer with a super cool organization called Surfers For Autism. This is a non-for-profit organization that allows children with autism the chance to surf and paddleboard. Much like the idea of Equine Therapy, surfing has proven to have similar therapeutic benefits to allow special needs children to break down barriers and have the time of their lives. Read More

Rider Spotlight: Riley James

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This October I had the opportunity to work with young shredder, Riley James. Sydney and I traveled up to a lake near the Iowa/Missouri boarder this summer to give lessons to the James family for the day, and this is where I first met Riley. In that single session, Riley landed a tantrum in only five attempts. It was at that point I knew he had serious potential. Read More

The Wake of Fort Myers Boat

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Launching Kirby’s School of Wake Fort Myers has been a dream come true. Sydney and I are so grateful when we reflect back on this winter in Florida and see all the puzzle pieces that had to fit together just right to make it work.

As you know, by the grace of God, we purchased the wakeschool’s first boat in January. This was THE most important element of our expansion to Fort Myers not only because of obvious reasons, but because what we needed was very specific. It needed to be the right price, a salt-water edition, relatively low hours, and it needed to provide a wake suitable to high-end wakeboarding, beginner wakeboarding, and it needed to produce a viable wakesurf wave. Read More