Raging Buffalo

Raging Buffalo Wakeboard School

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Lessons begin with instruction in balance and form on dry land before instructors take students to the water for a half-day wake session

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Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per household. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Limit 1 visit per season. Includes equipment rental. Riding lesson option also includes a T-shirt or hat, and cooler bag. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $39 for an intro to wakeboarding for kids 12 and younger ($69 value)
  • $89 for a wakeboarding-and-riding lesson for one person of any age ($209 value)
  • $185 for a wakeboarding-and-riding lesson for two people of any age ($418 value)

Novice wakeboarders start their lessons on dry land mastering balance and positioning before taking to the wake. Instructors customize their lessons based on student ability and skill and include all gear, though wakeboarders can bring their own gear if preferred. Customers can choose between six-person sessions that last about four hours and three-person sessions that last about two hours, but all lessons feature the same amount of individual instruction. Sessions also include the boat, driver, fuel, and a boat wrangler, should the boat escape. Check the calendar for time slots and reservations.

Raging Buffalo

Started in 1993 as a refuge for snowboarders who felt unappreciated by more ski-focused slopes, Raging Buffalo has grown into a popular haven for all sorts of shredders, both in the winter and summer months. In warm weather, seasoned instructors pull wakeboarders of all ages and experience levels down the Fox River, teaching students tricks ranging from jumps to emergency bathing-suit retrieval. When the water gets a bit firmer in the winter, the Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park opens for business. The park, built for boarders but open to skiers, boasts a variety of runs and features such as halfpipes and rails. No matter the season, the park plays host to a variety of events all year, from rail jams to USASA competitions.

Customer Reviews

The staff was AMAZING!!! They were extremely nice and very helpful! Had a wonderful experience!
Jen J. · 5 days ago
It was our first time snowboarding! The staff was so nice and helpful. Definitely recommend for first timers!
Kerry E. · February 12, 2017
the best place by Chicago to teach the kids
Bryan H. · February 9, 2017
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    Raging Buffalo Wakeboard School

    614 S Rawson Bridge Rd

    Port Barrington, IL 60010

    +18472242820

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