How do I schedule a lesson?

To schedule a lesson, please email our reservation department at info@kirbysschoolofwake.com or book now through our online booking service. 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 participant’s shoe size and height. Also, it is important that customer’s know that having Kirby as an instructor for events 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?

Private Lessons on the School of Wake Boat (Missouri): $220 per hour on weekdays and $250 per hour on the weekends (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 – not available on weekends and holidays).

Private Lessons with Certified Coach (Missouri): Book with one of our Certified Instructors on our boat for $180 per hour.

Private Lessons on the School of Wake Boat (Florida): $220 per hour on weekdays and $250 per hour on the weekends.

Special Rate: Save $50 when you book four consecutive hours or more on our boat! Restrictions Apply.

Hourly Rate on Customer’s Wakeboard Specific Boat: (2 hour minimum required) $180 per hour +Travel Fee ($2 per mile one way)

Cable Park Lesson at Revolution Cable Park: $150 per hour (cable pass not included)

*Important Note: The hourly rate begins when you leave the dock. If the normal cove we ski in is unsafe (ie. on a holiday), 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. This includes Cable Park Lessons as we can accommodate up to three participants per hour on these.

How many hours should I reserve?

For participants who have wakeboarded or wakesurfed before, you can roughly estimate booking one to 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. Participant’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. Want suggestions on equipment, gear and more? Check out our Amazon Storefront!

How many guests can come along for 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, Venmo, and Apple Pay.

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 72 hours prior to your scheduled lesson time. If you cancel within 72 hours of your lesson, you’ll receive a 70% refund. If you are a no call, no show, no refund will be issued.

For special events such as Day Camps, All Girls Sessions and After School Program, full refunds are given if canceled 72 hours or more before the event. If canceled within the 72 hour window, no refund will be issued, but amount may be used as a credit towards another event or private lesson.

What is Your Inclement Weather Policy?

Lessons are not cancelled due to inclement weather until the day of the session due to the every changing forecasts and are under the discretion of the coach. Your coach will be in touch with you early morning the day of your session to make the call of if your session will be able to safely ensue. If the weather is unfavorable/unsafe and your lesson is called, you’re welcome to reschedule (availability depending), receive lesson credit for a future date, or receive a full refund.

What are your locations?

MISSOURI: (May-October)

Week Day Lessons and all Certified Instructor Sessions: Iguana Marine Group – 4773 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065

Weekend & Holiday Lessons with Kirby: PB1 Boat Ramp

FLORIDA: (November-April)

Sweetwater Landing Marina – 16991 FL-31, Fort Myers, FL 33905

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. For weekend lessons, meet at PB1 Boat Ramp.

Fort Myers, Florida: Check in with Coach Kirby at the Sweetwater Landing Marina 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: Yes

Why is the water in the Caloosahatchee River brown, is it dirty?

No, the river is not dirty and is completely safe. The water gets its brown/tea color from plant matter from the shorelines.

How early should we arrive?

Plan to arrive five minutes early to load the boat and get liability waivers signed and get the boat boarded to begin your lesson on time.

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 sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com 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 sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com.