We have compiled the top wakesurf schools in the nation for you to plan your next trip to progress your skills! Here they are in no particular order.
Freedom Wake Park – Orlando, FL
Owned and operated by Cobe and Tarah Mikacich, both highly successful in their own rights having competed many years in wakeboarding and won competitions on the professional level, now turn their focus on helping other water enthusiasts grow their passion. Having won Coach of the Year awards consecutively for 2 years, by providing premium Malibu and Axis boats and pro-riders like Hunter Simms, and allowing use of personal equipment or use of their top of the line O’Brien selections the Freedom Wake Park has truly set a standard when it comes to training and coaching.
For Camps, Lessons, or Pricing visit Freedom Wake Park at www.freedomwakepark.com
The Watersports Farm
With pro wakesurfers Taylor Dorey and Hunter Clement providing guidance, The Watersports Farm in truly one of the top spots to explore and expand your bag of wakesurf tricks. With the lake built to provide the perfect wake, their selection of top-end boats and premium Hyperlite model boards create the best conditions possible for wakesurfing. TWF focuses on practicing safe training techniques, trick progression, and having as much fun as possible.
For Lessons, Gear, and Pricing visit www.thewatersportsfarm.com
Lavelle Training School – Miami
Owned and operated by 6X World Wakeboarding Champion Dean “Mr. Everything” Lavelle, the Lavelle Training School offers wakesurf and watersport enthusiasts the opportunity to improve on an alligator free lake located in beautiful Miami, Florida. With a pro-shop located on site, the ability to shop and purchase the appropriate boating and wakesurfing accessories makes having to wait for a pull all that more tolerable. LTS provides all of the equipment needed for a successful lesson by including premium Nautique boats, boards, and coaches to ensure a smile on every surfer’s face!
For Camps, Lessons, or Pricing visit Lavelle Training School at www.ltswake.com
DFW Surf – Dallas, Texas
Owned and Operated by Tyler Marshall, top ranked Texas Stand-Up Paddle Racer and well known wakesurfing athlete, pioneer and coach. He has built an organization around the fun loving and accommodating environment that he fell in love with at different wakesurf and SUP racing competitions. All of his coaches are certified and highly spirited individuals who make sure that, on top of a successful lesson and prominent trick progression, you are always smiling when you are on or in the water. With a pro-shop at the check in point, hammocks hanging from trees, and your favorite laid back music playing around the building, DFW Surf provides the truest surf environment in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and 3 locations: Grapevine, Frisco and Little Elm. DFW Surf is sponsored by Malibu Boats and Waterski America.
For Camps, Lessons, Gear, and Pricing visit DFW Surf at www.dfwsurf.com
WakeSurf NC - LIttleton, North Carolina
This is one of the most accommodating surfing institutes out there. They offer free board demos during the summer so you can try before you buy, riders can demo different models during their lessons, and they will even help you dial in the weight on your boat the proper way to produce the best wave for it. 17 year old pro-rider Taylor Beaver, currently ranked no. 4 in the World for women’s skim, can teach you the steps she took to progress to her current level, and ensure that your experience is worth telling your friends about!
For Lessons, Gear, and Pricing visit www.WakesurfNC.com
SurfMN - Alexandria, MN
What happens when you take 2 guys with the love of board sports and a deep passion for wakesurfing? Pure Awesomeness. Faction Marine has brought together Jason Lybeck of Faction Marine and James Walker of Inland Surfer to create a high level of fun and excitement in your wakesurfing experience. With years of experience and a fleet of skim and wakesurf boards, full length wet suits, and premium Centurion and Supreme boats, this is sure to be the progression lesson that you are looking for!
For Lessons, Gear, and Pricing visit: SurfMN
Mountainside Wake School – Park City, UT
Providing a perfect combination of great attitudes, top of the line gear and breath taking scenery, Mountainside Wake School creates a fun and serene environment for surf enthusiasts of all classes. You can be just learning the basics, or looking to coaches Chris and Jonathan to land and expand your current bag of tricks. Partnered with Marine Products, a Supra Boats dealer, MWS gives you each pull from behind the brand new top of the line Supra that throws a wake no one can complain about.
For Lessons, Questions, and Pricing visit www.mountainsidewake.com
Allatoona Adventures - Canton, GA
Built around a family environment, Allatoona Adventures is sure to leave you telling your friends about all the great fun and family excitement you had during your wakesurf excursion. Danny Biebricher is a fantastic coach and driver more than capable of removing any intimidation and speculations you may have about wakesurfing. Surfing sessions and smiles guaranteed!
For Lessons, Gear, and Pricing visit www.allatoonaadventures.com
Austin Wakesurf - Austin, TX
Deep in the Heart of Texas, Austin Wakesurfing is providing a learning experience for the entire family. They brought in Dave West, the Aussie from Down Under, to spread his love of wave surfing and ensure the progression that you and your friends are looking for. From group sessions and corporate events, to summer camps and private lessons on your own boat, Austin Wakesurfing will be more than accommodating!
For Lessons, Questions, and Pricing visit www.austinwakesurf.com
Hangloose MN - Alexandira, MN
Outside of Minneapolis, MN Hangloose MN is your go to wakesurf lessons and SUP shop! Wake surfing is a fun, low impact sport for the whole family. Hangloose MN has taught a 4 year old and his 70 year old grandpa how to surf in the same afternoon! It's done at very low speeds and the feeling of surfing across the lake with no rope is magical.
For Lessons, Gear, and Pricing visit www.hangloosemn.com
LakeLessons – Austin, TX
With the motto “First time, every time!” where Lake Lessons guarantees that, regardless of whether you are wakeboarding or wakesurfing, you will be up and riding on your board in the first lesson. Owned and operated by Greg Lawrence, a veteran of the water-sports industry, has created a fun and family friendly environment by providing kids camps with coaches that can instruct children of all ages. Adults can get pulls too, but they just have to wait their turn!
For Lessons, Gear, and Pricing visit: LakeLessons.com
AF Wake - Littleton, NC
When you think of Adam Fields, typically surfing doesn’t come to mind when you take into account all of his accomplishments in the field of professional wakeboarding, but nonetheless the Adam Fields Wake School on Lake Gaston provides all of your watersport passions under one roof. Strap in, hop on, or grab a paddle because AF Wake offers beginner to intermediate lessons 7 days a week by appointment for Wakeboarding, Wakesurfing, and SUP!
For Lessons, Questions, Gear, and Pricing visit www.afwake.com
WakeSurf Arizona – Phoenix, AZ
Owned and operated by Mike and Angie Viland who are a true power couple in the wakesurfing community. Whether it is in the middle of the hot summer or strapping on drysuits in the middle of winter, the Vilands have no quarrels with braving the wave. So the only question is, are you brave enough to surf the desert? If the answer is no, change it to yes, head on out to WakeSurf Arizona, hop on one of their Soulcraft boards, and find out why wakesurfing is the fastest growing watersport in the world!
For Lessons, Questions, and Pricing visit www.wakesurfaz.com
Look out for the Top Traveling Wakesurf Coaches article coming up soon with the top coaches who will come to you!