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Water skiing & wakeboarding holidays

Try water skiing and wakeboarding and you'll be coming back for more. Both are high-octane and adrenaline-inducing but surprisingly easy to get to grips with; total newbies can be up and running in the first session. Once you’ve got the bug, you won’t want to stop, and you'll be amazed at how quickly you can progress. 
 

At a glance...
  • Up to two free water ski or wakeboard tows per person per week at Alana, Vounaki, Messini and Buca Beachclubs
  • Pay as you ride water skiing & wakeboarding at Retreat Beachclub - £30 per 15 minute session
  • Pay as you ride wakesurfing at Alana, Retreat and Vounaki Beachclubs - £40 per 20 minute session
  • Pre-book a package for more ski, surf or board time
  • NEW - Junior water ski & wakeboard pack
  • Matt Crowhurst wake, surf & ski camps
  • Something for all levels and abilities

Whether you want to master riding the wake, get some air time, learn new tricks or just enjoy the thrill of being towed behind the ski boat you’ve come to the right place. Our Beachclubs have British Water Ski and Wakeboard (BWSW) 'Accredited Ski School' status, ensuring optimum safety and superb tuition through all levels. Our expert instructors will help you get started or give you top tips to nail the elusive wake jumps or flips you've been chasing. 


You can try water skiing and wakeboarding at five of our beachclubs; Alana in Croatia, plus Retreat, Vounaki, Messini and Buca in Greece. Or if you want to give wakesurfing a go, head to Alana, Retreat or Vounaki Beachclubs.

 

wakesurfing

Wakesurfing

Wakesurfing is a new and exciting watersport that's taking the wakeboarding scene by storm. Not one to miss out, we've invested in some of the best boats out there, the Super Air Nautique GS20, which is ideal for wakesurfing.

Flip a switch and water is pumped into the hulls of the boat to provide ballast, which in turn produces a big wake off the back of the boat for you to 'surf'. Once you're up, you use the wave to propel yourself forwards rather than using the pull from the boat as in wakeboarding or water skiing.

If you haven't tried wakesurfing yet, you're missing out. Come and see what the fuss is all about at Alana Beachclub in Croatia, Retreat Beachclub in Greece and Vounaki Beachclub in Greece, we'll get you up for the first time on the board or to your first lipslide, cutback or 360 spin! Each tow lasts 20 minutes and can be booked locally for £40 per person or you can pre-book a package.

water ski

Water skiing and wakeboarding

Book a holiday to Vounaki, Buca, Messini or Alana Beachclubs and you'll get up to two free tows per week, three if you're on a 10 or 11 night holiday (weather conditions permitting and non-transferable), so if you've never tried water skiing or wakeboarding before, there's really no excuse.

If you're heading to the Retreat Beachclub you should book your time behind the ski boat with our pay as you ride tows. Each tow lasts 15 minutes and includes tuition from our instructors. Suitable for all levels, these sessions can be booked for £30 per person.


All equipment is included, there's a choice of monoskis, slalom skis, wakeboards, wakeskates and children's skis (there's also some wetsuits).


If you catch the bug and still have the energy for more, give the beginner, intermediate and advanced upgrade packages a go. Based on the British Water Ski and Wakeboard (BWSW) qualifications, they can be pre-booked before you travel.

woman learning to waterski

For beginners

If you’re new to water skiing and wakeboarding, book yourself onto the British Water Ski and Wakeboard (BWSW) bronze award package. You’ll be learning the basics, getting up, going along, and crossing the wake. Your confidence behind the boat and in the water will grow and grow.  

The bronze award package for beginners is available at Alana, Vounaki, Retreat, Buca and Messini Beachclubs. You’ll get six 15-minute tows for just £150 per person.

Don't miss out, we recommend you pre-book before you go to guarantee yourself a place on the bronze package.

intermediate wakeboard

For intermediates

Feeling pretty confident you can get back on your feet when you wipe out? Are you able to cross the wake both ways?  Sign up to the intermediate pack and work towards your Silver BWSW award. Think deep-water starts and plenty of speed. Available at Alana, Vounaki, Retreat, Buca and Messini Beachclubs, the silver award for intermediate level water skiing and wakeboarding is priced at £150 per person and you’ll get six 15-minute tows.

The silver award is always popular, you don't want to miss out, we recommend you pre-book before travel to save your place.

advanced wakeboard

For advanced

Show off your advanced skills. If you’re a water skier you'll be practising slalom skills. Wakeboarder's - get to grips with your Gold BWSW award and you’ll make it look so easy, tweaking out method grabs like there’s no tomorrow.


You'll need the best conditions and kit, so head to Retreat or Vounaki Beachclubs if this is for you (£150 per person for six 15-minutes tows). Guarantee your tows and don't miss out, the gold award is available to pre-book before you set off on holiday, 

Children and water skiing

Children who water ski and wakeboard

Children who can already water ski or wakeboard can join in with any of our regular free sessions (up to two free tows per person per week) at Messini, Vounaki or Alana Beachclubs. At Retreat Beachclub they can book one of our pay as you ride sessions or book our new junior water ski and wakeboard package which gives them three 15-minute tows. Children can also upgrade to the bronze, silver, gold packages. 

All children must be at least 120cm tall to waterski or wakeboard.

Matt Crowhurst

Matt Crowhurst wake, surf, ski camps

Matt is one of British Water Ski & Wakeboard’s most highly qualified coaches. He has worked closely with Neilson over the past five years training our wakeboard and water ski teams.

We're excited to team up with Matt,  so you can also benefit from Matt’s coaching skills. This exclusive camp is open to a maximum of ten riders and is for all abilities, from beginners to pros. When not taking to the water as part of the camp you can join in with all the other activities available at the Beachclub.

We're still working on the dates for this year's camps. Please check back or keep an eye on social media for more details. 

Best beachclubs for water skiing and wakeboarding...

For the best conditions, variety of kit and range of upgrade packages, we recommend booking a holiday to AlanaRetreat or Vounaki Beachclubs. 


(Water skiing and wakeboarding are not available at Mar Menor Beachclub in Spain, Aeolian Village and Cosmos Beachclubs in Greece and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia).

Best beachclubs for water skiing and wakeboarding...

For the best conditions, variety of kit and range of upgrade packages, we recommend booking a holiday to AlanaRetreat or Vounaki Beachclubs. 


(Water skiing and wakeboarding are not available at Mar Menor Beachclub in Spain, Aeolian Village and Cosmos Beachclubs in Greece and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia).

For water skiing and wakeboarding try these beachclubs...

view of main 50m pool and sailing area

Alana Beachclub

Paklenica , Croatia

From £755pp
Early mornings on the beach

Messini Beachclub

Analipsi , Greece

From £785pp
The beach at Vounaki Beachclub

Vounaki Beachclub

Paleros , Greece

From £799pp
the hotel and pool area

Buca Beachclub (adult only)

Analipsi , Greece

From £985pp
View of the beachclub the water

Retreat Beachclub (Adult & Active Family)

Sivota , Greece

From £735pp