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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 – contact for more information.

Hourly Rate: Coach Kirby – $220 per hour, weekday / $250 per hour, weekend | Certified Coach – $180 per hour (Missouri Only)

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

Lessons on the School of Wake Boat (Florida)

Wakesurfing instructor in Florida

Lessons on Your Wake Boat

For private lessons conducted on a customer’s boat on the Ozarks, 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: $180 per hour (2 hour Minimum Required)

Bring a Coach to You Travel Fee: $2.50 per mile from Iguana (Missouri)

Customer Boats Must be Wakeboard Specific | For Travel Lessons outside of the Ozarks, message for more details

Private Lessons on a Customer’s Boat

Lessons at Esplanade Lake Club

Attention ALL Esplanade Lake Club Members, Kirby’s School of Wake is bringing the ultimate watersports experience to your community! No longer do you have to look out at the lake wishing you could be out on the water wakeboarding and surfing. Now all you have to do is book a session with Kirby and he will bring the boat and gear to you for a fun day on the water with your friends and family. There is a four hour minimum for Kirby to bring the boat to Lake Como. If you are looking to book a shorter session you can Click Here to subscribe to the Esplanade Wake Club form so that you will be notified when shorter session times are available.

Hourly Rate: $250 per hour (4 hour Minimum Required)

Travel Fee: $300 (This fee will be split between all the groups that book a session on the day of your lesson)  

Private Lessons at Esplanade Lake Club

Wakeboard Camp

Bring a Coach to Your Lake

Don’t live near a Kirby’s School of Wake location? No worries, we can travel! Hire us to come do lessons with you on your boat, with your crew, and on your lake. How great does that sound! This gives you the opportunity to be totally in your comfort zone as you get pro level wakeboard or wakesurf instruction behind your boat. It also allows the coach to observe every aspect of your boating environment to ensure you are getting the absolute best experience every time you hit the water.

Day Rate: $1600 (eight hours, $200 per hour)

Travel Fee: $2.50 per mile from Iguana Marine Group (Missouri)

Additional Expenses: Flights and accommodations if necessary + $600 for travel only days

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Wakeboard and wakesurf lessons

 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

Wakeboarding with Kirby Liesmann

All Girls Wake Session

Attention Ladies! Join us for the Kirby’s School of Wake all girls wake sessions. This is a great opportunity to learn to ride for the first time, improve your skills or even pick up some boat driving tips to get more comfortable behind the wheel. Participants may wakeboard or wakesurf or even spilt thier time doing a little bit of both. So come on out and enjoy a morning on the water with the ladies. Space is limited to six participants.

Cost: $100

All Girls Wake Session

Kids wakeboarding and wakesurfing camp

AWAKIN Faith and Leadership Camp

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: $650

Early Bird Pricing: $600

Video Trick Analysis

Need help accomplishing a wakeboarding or wakesurfing trick, but don’t live near one of our Kirby’s School of Wake locations? No problem! Receive a private and personalized, coached video trick analysis by Kirby himself virtually! Click Here to purchase trick reviews.

Single Trick Analysis = $30/trick

Generalized Riding Analysis = $60 (submit a 2-5 minute video and Coach Kirby will give you general overall advice in regards to form and technique)

10 Trick Package = $250 (pay upfront and receive the ability to have up to ten tricks reviewed.)

Trampoline Lessons

Are you interested in increasing your air awareness and learning skills to help make your wakeboarding smoother and your time on the water more efficient? Join us for a lesson on an olympic style trampoline or work with us on the trampoline gym. 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: $150 per hour

Trampoline Lessons (Florida)

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: $150 per hour (Cable Pass NOT Included)

Lessons at Revolution Cable Park

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