Types of Lessons
Lessons on Kirby’s School of Wake Boat
This is the most effective way to push your riding. Lessons are done on our MasterCraft XStar or on top-of-the-line MasterCraft demo boats provided by Wake Effects. These boats create a safe atmosphere for learning at all skill levels. Lessons are done at a flat, hourly rate. All equipment is provided including lifejackets, ropes, wakeboards, wake surfers and more. Customer’s are welcome to bring their own equipment or can use ours. We can even bring the boat by water to you for a small travel fee.
Hourly Rate: $150 per hour
Half Day Rate: 4 Consecutive Hours $500 ($100 savings)
Bring a Boat to You by Water Travel Fee: $10 per mile from Wake Effects (Missouri) or Sweetwater Landing Marina (Florida)
Private Lessons on Customer Boat
For private lessons conducted on a customer’s boat, it is a requirement that the vessel be a wakeboard specific boat according to our safety policy and to ensure a high quality lesson. Lessons are done at an hourly rate and have a two hour minimum requirement. Private lessons are based out of our home base or one of our coaches can come to your location for a small travel fee. Equipment provided upon request.
Hourly Rate: $125 per hour (2 hour Minimum Required)
Bring a Coach to You Travel Fee: $2 per mile from Wake Effects (Missouri) or Sweetwater Landing (Florida)
Customer Boats Must be Wakeboard Specific
Peak Traffic Lessons at the Ozarks
If you have visited Lake of the Ozarks during the summer, you know that water conditions on the weekends can get a little rough. To achieve quality lessons even on the busiest of weekends, we are offering lessons on the furthest end of the Grand Glaze Arm to avoid boat traffic. Lessons at this location will create a safe, quiet atmosphere for learning at all skill levels. Students have the option to either be picked up at the Public Beach Ramp #1, which is a 20-minute car ride from Wake Effects or ride in the boat from Wake Effects.
Price: $150 per hour (beginning at the end of the Grand Glaize no wake zone. Est. 45-minutes) OR $150 per hour with a $100 fee to be picked up at Public Beach Ramp #1.
Lessons at Revolution Cable Park
If you are visiting Fort Myers, Florida and want to enhance your wakeboarding experience, look no further. Book a lesson with us to ride at Revolution Cable Park, Fort Myers’ only full cable park. A cable park is a lake that uses a cable system to pull riders around the lake. They also set up obstacles for more advanced riders. With the help of BbTalkin’ Intercom, Coach Kirby can help guide you through the park for the first time or talk you through more advanced tricks. Kirby also can ride doubles with you to help aid your learning.
Hourly Rate: $100 per hour
Cable Pass Not Included
Day Camps are great way to push your riding and have fun with other students. Students also gain value insight by watching and listening to other riders as they are coached. Students are given the opportunity to ride behind the best wakeboarding boat and try the latest Ronix wakeboards. Clinics are done three times throughout the summer. Spend the day with Kirby’s School of Wake. Cost includes lunch. Find scheduled dates and registration on the “upcoming events” page.
Cost: $50 per 20-minute session; $10 lunch
Boost Camps are Kirby’s School of Wake’s newest day camp event. This special day camp is offered three times throughout the summer leading up to our annual Personal Best Contest at the end of the season. Spend the day with us enhancing your skills: boost your spinning, boost your style, and boost your run. Lunch is included. Find scheduled dates and registration on the Events page.
Retreats & Special Events
Looking to plan a group event or retreat? Kirby’s School of Wake partners with Camp Windermere to accommodate larger groups. Let Camp Windermere provide the lodging and meals for your group and let us provide you the ultimate watersports experience. Whether your group is interested in wakeboarding, wake surfing, or even tubing, Kirby’s School of Wake can make it happen. Call Camp Windermere to book your lodging at 1-800-346-2215 and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your time on the water.
Prices vary depending upon group size
Eternal Riders Ride With Us Camp
Eternal Riders is a Christian based ministry that partners with Kirby’s School of Wake for their annual summer wakeboarding camp at the Lake of the Ozarks for ages eight and up. Campers have the opportunity to wakeboard or wake surf in their time at camp, and all ability levels are welcome. Camp includes five – 30 minute riding sessions, food, equipment (if needed), a Christian band in the evenings for entertainment, special speakers, and great fellowship. This is a great opportunity to learn valuable life lessons and enjoy spending time with friends on the water! Click Here to find out dates and registration information.
Kirby’s Achievement Program is designed to help students develop a solid foundation that will allow them to progress their riding at a safe, fun and steady pace. The first step is to determine each student’s current riding level. These riding levels will help coaches develop a personalized program for each student.
Once students have accomplished the tricks in their level, they qualify to apply for graduation to the next level of the Kirby’s School of Wake Achievement Program. To apply for graduation simply go to the Kirby’s School of Wake Store and purchase your diploma. Your diploma will be signed by Kirby and mailed to you.
The achievement pack is available for purchase and includes a trick sheet, board sticker and wrist band of coordinating color to achievement level.. The levels are listed below. Will you accept the challenge?
- Get Up
- Ride Switch
- Surface 180
- Get Air
- Wake-to-Wake Jumps
- Four 180’s
- All Grabs
- A flip or 360 Spin
- Five Spins 360 and Up
- Five Flips
- Two Raily Base Airs
- One Mobe Flip
- Eight Spins 540 and Up
- Five Mobe Spins
- Two Mobe 540’s
- Land Blind in the Flats