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Personal Best Contest

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Have you ever wished you could show off all that you’ve learned this summer? Know what it’s like to compete in wakeboarding? Meet other School of Wake students? Here is your opportunity!

IMG_7173Kirby’s School of Wake is hosting its sixth annual wakeboarding contest on Saturday, September 21st. The contest is open to all ages and ability levels and features Kirby’s signature contest format. Riders are judged on how close they get to accomplishing their predetermined, personal best on their wakeboard. Accomplish your personal best to be crowned the winner of your division.

At Kirby’s School of Wake we are all about progress over perfection. This is our way to encourage our students to showcase what progress they’ve made over the summer rather than just comparing their skills to others.

“What is a run?”  A run is a list of specific tricks each rider plans to perform in order. (The number of required tricks for each division is listed below.)


Please bring your wakeboard and lifejacket if you have one. Also good things to bring: towel, camera, snacks, and floaties. If you don’t have a wakeboard or jacket, please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com and we can bring equipment for you.


Evaluate the Kirby’s School of Wake Achievement Program to determine your skill level. Click HERE to view the achievement levels. Your color coordinates with a division and its respective number of required tricks below.

  1. Beginner Wakeboard: Blue (4 tricks)
  2. Intermediate Wakeboard: Green (6 tricks)
  3. Expert Wakeboard: Orange, Silver, and Gold (8 tricks)
  4. Wake Surf Division: All Ability Levels


The contest takes place out in Long Cove (where we normally do our lessons). We encourage our customers to boat out, tie up off to the side, and enjoy the day on the water! We will also have the Iguana Party Barge available for those who don’t have access to a boat (space is limited and you may want to bring a lawn chair for added seating). We will also be serving up some complimentary snacks and water on board the Party Barge as a thank you to our customers for a great summer!

Practice Rides and Check-in will be at Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach.


To register, purchase a ticket for each participant on the bottom of this page. Participants may compete in both the wakeboarding and wakesurfing division. Please have your liability waiver, photo release, and trick list when checking in the day of the event.

Spend the day hanging out with us even if you don’t plan to participate. Awards will be given on the Party Barge following the competition out in the cove.


Contestants have the option to take a 15-minute lesson with Kirby. This can be done from 8:00am-1:00pm the morning of the contest. Kirby will also help riders construct their runs for the contest during this time. Please email Sydney if you plan to participate in the practice.

Cost: $30


8:00am – 1:00pm: Discounted Lessons/Practice Riders at Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach

1:30pm – 1:50: Check-in with Sydney at Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach

2:00pm: Head to the Cove

2:30pm: Contest Begins in Long Cove


Please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com for more information and inquiries.

Please sign our liability waiver & photo release form and bring with you to the event.

[Note: if you have already signed waivers for 2019, you may disregard]



Day Camp #1

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Day Camps are great way to progress your riding and have fun! This event gives students the opportunity to make new friends, learn from other students, receive expert coaching on the best wakeboarding boats, and try the latest Ronix wakeboarding equipment. Day camps are based out of Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach and include a morning and afternoon session. Students are welcome to attend both sessions, or just one or the other. Students may choose how many 20-minute sets they would like to sign up for and will be in groups of up to eight for each session.

Session Times

  • Morning Session: 8:00am – 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

What to Bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Wakeboard

Please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com if you have any questions!

Day Camp

Please sign our liability waiver & photo release form and bring with you to the event.

[Note: if you have already signed waivers for 2019, you may disregard]


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Awakin your passion, purpose, and potential at this three day, Kirby’s School of Wake day camp! Awakin is designed 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.

Space is limited to twenty campers. First come, first serve. We accept campers aged 18 and under. Campers will be divided into four ride groups (based on ability level – click HERE to determine skill level) and each camper will receive five wakeboarding/wakesurfing lessons, lunch, and the opportunity to compete. Over the lunch break, campers will be allowed to swim, do a short team building exercise and hear a faith based message. Be ready to cheer on others learning in your ride group, because on the last afternoon of camp, ride groups will compete as a team in a personal best contest. Each camper will compete to achieve their personal best tricks. We will combine the scores of each ride group and the ride group scoring the highest will receive a prize.

We encourage campers to bring their own wakeboards/lifejackets; however, if you don’t have them, no problem! Simply let us know on the registration form and we will get you all taken care of. Also, as this is not an overnight camp, please let us know if you need help finding accommodations.


  • LOCATION: Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach
  • DATE: June 3-5
  • TIMES: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
  • COST: $425
  • AGES: 18 and under


To register please submit the following information to Sydney Liesmann at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com and make payment by clicking the link below. Following registration, each camper will receive a welcome packet by email. Register by Friday, May 10 to receive a free camp t-shirt! If you miss the deadline, a limited quantity of camp shirts will be available for sale at check-in. Registration is not complete unless all items are complete/submitted:

  1. Registration Form
  2. Payment (Can be submitted online here OR a check can be mailed, please email for mailing address)
  3. Liability Waiver
  4. Photo Release

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