Impossible feats become possible when you're riding a wakeboard, from gliding on water to looking cool in a vest. Turn heads with this Groupon.
$12 for a Private Intro to Wakeboarding Lesson with Rental Gear ($25 Value)
During a private 15-minute lesson, coaches teach students how to mount and stand on the wakeboard, and perform basic maneuvers. The lesson includes a rental wakeboard with Velcro boots, personal flotation device, and helmet.
Orlando Cable Park
At Orlando Cable Park, wake-boarders and water-skiers fly through the air, gliding along rails and flipping from the apex of launch ramps at speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour. With no boat in sight, it may appear that an unseen force propels them. But closer inspection reveals the park's secret: speed-controlled cables. The complex encompasses three in-water cable parks, including the System 2.0 cable specifically designed for novice wakeboarders, and a boating lake, where experienced and professional instructors welcome wake-boarders, wake-skaters, knee-boarders, and water-skiers of all levels.
At the beginner-intermediate cable park, riders hone their skills in a full-size, six-buoy competition slalom course. The cable's speed varies between 5 and 36 miles per hour, allowing beginners to practice the fundamentals of movement and more experienced riders to outrun the shameful memory of that time they jaywalked. The cable at the advanced slider park zips at 20 miles-per-hour through a constantly-changing course featuring eight obstacles, including launch ramps, a flat bar, and a barrel. Some areas are lit, allowing riders to practice for hours past sunset. In the lake, three Nautique boats tow skiers and boarders for free-range practice sessions and lessons, during which instructors teach fundamental mechanics such as movement, tricks, and parallel parking on water skis.