How do I schedule a lesson?

To schedule a lesson please call 573-694-0640 or email Sydney, our administrative assistant, at or click the “Book Now” button on our home page to book online. Please be prepared to let us know the type of lesson you’d like to do, the number of participants, and if you’ll be needing equipment; in which case we will need each participants shoe size and height. Also, it is important that customer’s know that having Kirby as an instructor is not always guaranteed.

When is the best time to book?

The best time to book are early mornings or evenings. Weekdays are ideal as they are less busy, but early morning sessions on the weekends will work too!

What is the cost for a lesson?

Hourly Rate on Kirby’s Boat: $160 per hour (We can bring a boat to you, however, the lesson time starts when the School of Wake boat leaves our dock to come to you).

Special Rate: Save $50 when you book four consecutive hours or more!

Hourly Rate on Customer’s Wakeboard Specific Boat: (2 hour minimum required) $135 per hour +Travel Fee ($2 per mile one way)

Cable Park Lesson at Revolution Cable Park: $125 per hour (cable pass not included)

*Important Note: The hourly rate begins when you leave the dock. The boat ride back to the dock is complimentary. If the normal cove we ski in is unsafe (on busy lake weekend or holidays), your coach will boat to a safer location which will be included in your time.

Is there a charge for each participant?

Lessons are done at a flat hourly rate. The rate is not a per-person rate, meaning you can share the hour(s) between participants.

How many hours should I reserve?

For participants who have wakeboarded or wakesurfed before, you can roughly estimate booking one-two hours for two people depending on how much time each person would like. If the participant(s) have never wakeboarded/wakesurfed before, you can estimate about one hour per person.

What equipment should I bring?

Kirby’s School of Wake provides all equipment for the lessons upon request. Student’s height and foot size will be needed to have the proper size boards prepared. Please let us know if you have any other special requests such as tubing, surfing, etc. Please bring swimsuit and towel. If you already have a wakeboard feel free to bring what you are comfortable riding.

How many guests can come on the lesson?

Up to six passengers are allowed on lessons including the student(s). Do you have a larger group? Please contact us to inquire about options available.

How and when is payment taken?

Payment is taken upon completion of the lesson. We accept cash, credit, and Venmo.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel your session, as a courtesy, please let us know as soon as possible. If you’ve paid online, you’ll receive a 100% refund if canceled more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled lesson time. If you cancel within 48 hours of your lesson, you’ll receive an 80% refund.

What are your locations?

MISSOURI: 4773 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065 (May-September)

FLORIDA: 2227 David Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905 (October-April)

Where should we check-in for the lesson?

Lake of the Ozarks: Check in with your coach at the Iguana Boat Sales dock located at 4773 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065. Drive through the main parking lot, following the private little road behind the store. At the bottom of the hill, stay to the left towards the docks. This is where you will check in with your coach.

Fort Myers, Florida: Check in with Coach Kirby at the Davis Boat Ramp dock.

Is there a bathroom or a changing room on site?

Lake of the Ozarks: Yes – please stop by the main Iguana Boat Sales building on site to access the restroom before driving down to the docks.

Fort Myers, Florida: No – there is not a restroom or changing room on site.

How early should we arrive?

Plan to arrive five minutes early to load the boat and get liability waivers signed.

How do we get a liability waiver signed if the parent/guardian will NOT be present at the lesson?

Click the following link to print and sign the liability waiver and photo release prior to the lesson. You may scan and email it back to Sydney at or have the student bring it to the lesson.

Photo Release | Missouri Liability Waiver | Florida Liability Waiver | Revolution Cable Park Liability Waiver

What are the requirements to do a lesson on my personal boat?

The boat has to be a wakeboard specific boat to ensure a high quality lesson and student safety. There is also a travel fee of $2 per mile (by water) from our location in Osage Beach if a Kirby’s School of Wake instructor comes to you for the lesson. There is a two hour minimum for lessons on customer’s personal boats.

How do I become a sponsor of Kirby’s School of Wake?

For all sponsorship inquiries please contact Sydney Liesmann at