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Cracked at Wakeboarding

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Author: Amy Gatlin

Cracked [krakt]: Internet gaming term used by people to describe someone who is incredibly good at something.

As an instructor, Kirby hangs around kids all the time; he hears all of these cool, hip, trendy phrases all the time.  One that has stuck with Kirby this year is the term “cracked.”  Kids told him it started as a term in Fortnite and it has transitioned into being used in phrases to describe people who are great at anything, in particular. Read More

Beat the Summer Heat

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Author: Abby Siemer

“As a wakeboarding coach there’s so much that goes into staying healthy and making sure we’re at our best for our students. Being a wakeboard instructor requires a lot of time, work and attention usually in the heat of summer, so it’s important to not get ourselves rundown”, explained Coach Kirby. As a water sports coach, it’s important to understand how to take care of yourself when in such a demanding, daily environment. Kirby shared his safety measures that protect him, the other coaches, and customers from the challenges that come from this line of work.  Read More

A Sit Down With Wakening Watersports

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Author: Abby Siemer

Wake for Warriors was founded in 2012 by David Deep, a veteran who served more than 28 years in active and reserve services for the US marines. He understood the importance of having a space to enjoy himself and heal after experiencing the hardships of serving in our armed forces. Kirby’s School of Wake got an exclusive interview with John Schmersal, who along with his wife, AnnMarie Schmersal and colleagues Rick Keeton and Adam Wensink run the northwest chapter of Wake for Warriors. Read More

2X Wakeboard World Champion

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Kirby’s School of Wake goes to the World Championships

By Amy Gatlin

Kirby Liesmann, owner and team captain of Kirby’s School of Wake, along with several of his athletes, attended the WWA World Championships in September, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Kirby is a Wakeboard Pro and has run Kirby’s School of Wake at the Lake of the Ozarks since 2008, teaching both enthusiasts and competitors the basics of wakeboarding and the skills necessary to advance in the sport. Kirby’s relaxed, yet attentive, teaching and riding style helped prepare him and his athletes to make their names known in the wakeboarding industry during the 2022 competition season.

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Shred Sisters Day on the Water

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By Grace Thuen

Spending a day out on the lake has always been my favorite. I can’t put a finger on what my favorite part about it is–quality time with friends and family, being out in the sun, wakeboarding, or the music playing through the speakers–but there’s something about the whole experience that brings me so much joy. I always feel so at peace, truly leaving me with a sense of what Heaven must be like, in ways. And that’s exactly what the enemy is after [to steal the things we love, moments and experiences that bring us joy].
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The Wake of Fort Myers

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When most people are up north freezing their way through winter, I get to enjoy a watersports paradise on the Caloosahatchee River in sunny Southwest Florida. Ever since expanding my wakeboard and wakesurf school to Fort Myers, I’ve always wanted to get a crew of riders together to make a video highlighting this amazing spot. This winter that dream came true, as we were able to get a stacked crew to film with my buddy, Hayden Smith. We had one of the top Professional Women’s Riders, Tarah Mikacich, Veterans Pro, Dayle Cartwright, Jr. Pro Rider, Jaden Reichl and myself. Read More

Day Camp #6

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Day Camps are a 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. Students may join us for a morning session or afternoon session, or they are welcome to book multiple sessions and/or stay for the whole day.

July sessions are now accepting up to 16 participants. Our June and August sessions are capped at eight participants.

Lunch is optional. It is $10 and includes a 6″ sub from Subway, chips and a cookie.

Session Times

  • Morning Session: 8:00am (Drop off at Iguana) – 12:00 (Pick up at PB1)
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00pm (Drop off at PB1) – 5:30pm (Pick up at Iguana)


4773 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065

What to Bring

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

How to Register

  • Complete Online Registration
  • Sign our Liability Waiver HERE
  • Sign our Photo/Video Release HERE

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