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Water skiing & wakeboarding holidays

Once you try water skiing and wakeboarding, you'll definitely be coming back for more. It's never too late to try and you'll be amazed at how quickly you can progress.

Practice makes perfect and you'll get up to two free tows per person, per week, three if you're on a 10 or 11 night holiday (weather conditions permitting and non-transferable). So get out there and give these fun water sports a go.
 

At a glance...
  • Matt Crowhurst wake, surf, ski camp at Retreat Beachclub
  • Wakesurfing at Alana, Retreat and Vounaki Beachclubs
  • Up to two free water ski or wakeboard tows per person per week
  • Good for all levels and abilities
  • Upgrade for more ski or board time
  • Family upgrade package
  • Water ski
  • Wakeboard
  • Monoski
  • Water skiing and wakeboarding is available at Retreat, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Portomyrina and Alana Beachclubs

Our beachclubs have British Water Ski and Wakeboard (BWSW) 'Accredited Ski School' status, ensuring optimum safety and superb tuition through all levels.


Grab your gear, there's a choice of monoskis, slalom skis, wakeboards, wakeskates and children's skis (there's also some wetsuits) and hit the water. Using our outboard boats and inboard Ski Nautique boats our instructors will help you get started or give you top tips to nail the elusive wake jumps or flips you've been practising.

Water skiing and wakeboarding are available at the following beachclubs: Alana in Croatia, Retreat, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, and Portomyrina Palace in Greece. You can also have a go at wakesurfing (for a small supplement) at Alana Beachclub in Croatia, Retreat or Vounaki Beachclubs in Greece.

 

wakesurfing

NEW - 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 a wake surf board or to your first lip slide, cutbacks or 360 spin! This activity can only be booked locally (for a small charge) and is subject to availability.

Inclusive water ski
inclusive

Inclusive water skiing and wakeboarding

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. It’s a real buzz and we’re pretty sure you won’t regret it, you’ll be signing up for your next tow straight away.

 

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.

water ski beginners

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 in most of our beachclubs (with the exception of Airone in Italy, Baia dei Mori in Sardinia and Aeolian Village or Cosmos in Greece). 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 most beachclubs (except Airone in Italy, Baia dei Mori in Sardinia and Aeolian Village or Cosmos in Greece), 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, 

Family ski

Friends and family time

Get the whole family or a group of friends together (max. four people) for some family ski time. One of the bonuses of this package is that you’ll get exclusive use of one of the ski boats plus an instructor for a total of three hours. You’ll have those ollies and back rolls down in no time! Witness first hand (and close up) those first steps on the bar, first carves, wipe outs, tricks and grabs as they happen.


If this sounds like your kind of fun, book a water sports holiday to Retreat or Vounaki Beachclub and for £300, you’ll have a great time plus plenty of laughs. Availability is limited, so we recommend you pre-book this package before you travel.

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 Retreat Beachclub.

This year the camps will be taking place week beginning 21 June and 27 September.

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) or can upgrade to the bronze, silver, gold or family upgrade packages. 

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

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. Both also offer a wide range of other water sports including dinghy sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding.


(Water skiing and wakeboarding is not available at Mar Menor Beachclub in Spain, Aeolian Village and Cosmos Beachclubs in Greece, Airone Beachclub in Italy 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. Both also offer a wide range of other water sports including dinghy sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding.


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

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view of main 50m pool and sailing area

Alana Beachclub

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Messini Beachclub

Analipsi , Greece

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Vounaki Beachclub

Paleros , Greece

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the hotel and pool area

Buca Beachclub (adult only)

Analipsi , Greece

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