What We Offer

Kirby’s School of Wake provides many ways for for everyone to participate and get the most of their time on the water. From wakeboarding to wakesurfing, individuals to groups, first-timers to experts, and even tubing. We are a one-stop-shop for all of your watersports entertainment. At Kirby’s School of Wake you’ll find professional service, professional coaching, a family-friendly environment, safe, licensed boat drivers, and top of the line wakeboarding boats and equipment.
When you go on vacation, you don’t want to stress. That’s why we make it easy. Simply call, book, and enjoy. Book today to set up your unforgettable watersports experience. There’s nothing else like it! We’ll see you on the water!

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Types of Lessons

Lessons on the School of Wake Boat

This is the most effective way to push your riding. Lessons are done on top-of-the-line Malibu/Axis demo boats provided by Stateamind Watersports.  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. Customers 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: $180 per hour weekday / $200 per hour weekend (Missouri) | $180 per hour (Florida)

Special Rate: Book four consecutive hours or more and save $50!

Bring a Boat to You: Lesson time begins when the School of Wake Boat leaves our dock to come to you.

Lessons on Kirby’s School of Wake Boat

Lessons on Your Wake 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: $150 per hour (2 hour Minimum Required)

Bring a Coach to You Travel Fee: $2 per mile from Iguana @ Topsiders (Missouri) or Sweetwater Landing (Florida)

Customer Boats Must be Wakeboard Specific

Private Lessons on a Customer’s Boat

 Day Camps

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 held multiple 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: $75 per 20-minute session; $10 lunch

Day Camp

 Boost Camps

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.

Cost: $160

Boost Camp

Trampoline Lessons

Are you interested in increasing your air awareness and learning skills to help make your wakeboarding smoother and time on the water more efficient? Join us for a lesson on an olympic style trampoline. This is a great way to safely practice skills like spins and inverts before taking them to the water. Coach Kirby will teach you basic skills and safety tips as you warm up leading into techniques specific to what you’re wanting to learn, practicing your skills, body movements, and balance.

Price: $60 per hour

Offered in Florida and Missouri Locations

Peak Traffic Lessons at the Ozarks

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: $125 per hour

Cable Pass Not Included

Lessons at Revolution Cable Park

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 sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com to book your time on the water.

Prices vary depending upon group size


Campers of any ability level, ages eight and older have the opportunity to wakeboard or wake surf at this special event to AWAKIN your passion, purpose and potential. Camp includes five – 30 minute riding sessions, lunch, equipment (if needed), special speakers, a finale personal best contest, leadership and team building 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.

Cost: $550

Video Trick Analysis

Need help on a wakeboarding or wakesurfing trick? Receive a private and personalized, coached video trick analysis by Kirby Liesmann. For more information, visit the link in our online store HERE

Achievement Program

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