The first wakeboard was created at the very moment when Benjamin Franklin realized his newest invention made a terrible horse saddle. Mount turbulent waters with this Groupon.
$129 for a Three-Day Wakeboarding Summer Camp (Up to $325 Value)
The camp takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following nine Tuesday–Thursday dates:
- June 5–7
- June 12–14
- June 19–21
- June 26–28
- July 10–12
- July 17–19
- July 24–26
- July 31–August 2
- August 7–9
Wake Nation Cincinnati
Mechanized towers stand along the shoreline of Wake Nation Cincinnati's 10-acre lake, steering riders across the water as they grip cables rather than lines attached to boats. Cruising clockwise from the cables, up to seven people at a time can wakeboard, water ski, kneeboard, or waterskate around the aquatic arena at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. Wake Nation designed the main lake for everyone from beginners to elite-level riders, and peppered it with manmade obstacles and floating jumps, allowing boarders to zip along and pull off tricks that sometimes aren’t possible behind a boat. They also have a smaller practice lake for beginners and young riders from 5 years old and up.
Experienced staff members observe boarders at all times, supplying safety tips, training, and navigational advice for circumventing Poseidon’s rose bushes. Visitors can bring their own equipment, or rent or buy necessary gear from Wake Nation’s pro shop. A cast of instructors lead lessons and observe riders during freestyle riding, fun summer camps, and special events such as birthday parties.