Wakeboarding is an adrenaline-fuelled watersport that combines elements of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing to create an exhilarating and exciting sport.
It can be fast and furious but is also surprisingly easy to get to grips with the basics. And with expert coaching from the Neilson wakeboarding team total newbies can be up and riding within a few goes behind the boat.
Our Beach Clubs 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.
Come and join us on one of our wakeboarding holidays at Alana Beach Club in Croatia, plus Levante Beach, Vounaki, Messini and Buca Beach Clubs in Greece.
- Up to 2 free wakeboard tows per person per week
- Available at Alana, Levante Beach, Vounaki, Messini and Buca Beach Clubs
- Pre-book a wakeboard package for more board time
- Junior wakeboard package
- Suitable for all levels and abilities
What is wakeboarding?
For the wakeboarding beginner, the sport is best described as being towed behind a motorboat at speeds of up to 25mph whilst attached to a board that’s bigger than a skateboard, smaller than a surfboard and a bit wider than a snowboard!
You wear bindings to secure your feet to the board. As the boat accelerates, you slot in between the wake (the waves created by the boat) until you’re comfortable being towed behind the boat. When you’re ready you then edge the board out to the side of the boat and cut back across the wake to the other side - going from wake-to-wake to perform manoeuvres, such as jumps, flips, and spins.
Wakeboarding with Neilson
Tuition is from our experienced team who will give you the confidence to try wakeboarding for the first time with the focus on teaching the basics including stance, body position and how to navigate through the water.
For intermediates and experts they will coach you through more advanced skills - so if there's something you want to practice you'll be in safe, experienced hands.
All equipment is included, with a range of wakeboards for all abilities including kit suitable for children.
You'll get up to 2 free tows per week on your wakeboarding trip, 3 if you're on a 10 or 11-night holiday (weather conditions permitting and non-transferable), so if you've never tried wakeboarding before, there's really no excuse.
Wakeboarding for beginners
If you’re new to 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, Levante Beach, Vounaki, Buca and Messini Beach Clubs. You’ll get six 15-minute tows for just £175 per person.
Don't miss out, we recommend you pre-book before you go to guarantee yourself a place on the bronze package.
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, Levante Beach, Vounaki, Buca and Messini Beach Clubs, the silver award for intermediate level wakeboarding is priced at £175 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.
Wakeboarding for experienced riders
Show off your advanced 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 Vounaki Beach Club if this is for you (£175 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,
Where is the best place for wakeboarding?
We offer wakeboarding as an inclusive activity at many of our clubs, with something for everyone whether you’re trying it out for the first time, or are an experienced wakeboarder. But where’s best for wakeboarding? Head to our Alana Beach Club in Croatia, nestled between the beautiful turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and the jaw-dropping mountains of the Paklenica National Park. Here, the wakeboarding conditions are perfect for beginners and pros alike.
Alternatively, if Greece takes your fancy, Vounaki Beach Club is the best option for wakeboarding with smooth, glassy water making the conditions perfect.
Can children wakeboard?
Children who can already wakeboard can join in with any of our regular free sessions (up to two free tows per person per week) at Levante Beach, Messini, Vounaki or Alana Beach Clubs. Children can also upgrade to the bronze, silver, gold packages.
All children must be at least 120cm tall to enjoy wakeboarding family holidays.
Is wakeboarding harder than water skiing?
Wakeboarding is generally considered to be slightly harder than water skiing. When water skiing, you ride the water with your feet parallel and your body facing forwards, whilst when wakeboarding, your feet are perpendicular to the board and your body faces forward, which can make it trickier to get the hang of.
However, both wakeboarding and water skiing are lots of fun - and our experienced instructors will help you every step of the way, even if you’ve never done any water sports before! Why not give both a go and see which one you prefer?
We offer inclusive wakeboarding at Alana Beach Club in Croatia, plus Levante Beach, Vounaki, Messini and Buca Beach Clubs in Greece.