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Our Story


Our Story

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Our Story


Our Story

 

Welcome to Lakeside Watersports!

Started by two local guys who decided to share their passion for watersports with Connecticut’s greater Candlewood Lake region, Lakeside is based on two very important principles: Safety and Affordability.

It is our mission to provide every customer with fun-filled summer memories. Come take a ride behind our boat and experience what it feels like to glide across the water with nothing but a smile on your face!

Lakeside Priorities

Safety

Safety is our number one priority.  Boating and watersports require quite a bit of preparation and responsibility. It is our goal to not only provide you with the best possible experience on the water, but also ensure the safety of everyone on board. All customers will receive proper instructions and top notch, Coast-Guard approved safety equipment. Rest easy know that your instructors have 1,000s of hours of boating and teaching experience combined with lifeguard and EMT training.

Affordability

Our other main focus is promoting affordable watersports. We understand that enjoying the water can become expensive very quickly. The boat alone can be a huge expense, which does not even include the cost of gas and equipment. These prices will scare just about anyone away from the watersports lifestyle. Here at Lakeside Watersports, we intend to provide all kinds of summer fun, without having to break the bank.

Meet the Owners

Mike

The Teacher

Mike grew up on Candlewood Lake and has been riding in boats ever since he was a baby. He started to wakeboard while in middle school and has not looked back since! After teaching friends and family on Candlewood Lake, he began working at a summer camp in Maine teaching kids how to wakeboard and waterski. Mike worked his way up to the Program Director position for the entire Ski program, where he was in charge of a 14 person staff, two boats and two jet skis. At this camp Mike perfected his teaching method and has been very successful at getting just about anybody up and riding. Not only has Mike worked at a summer camp in Maine, but he has also worked for a watersports company in Orlando, Florida. While in Orlando, Mike came up with the idea for Lakeside Watersports. He realized the need for a watersports service provider in the northeast, and his history with Candlewood made it a perfect spot to make this idea a reality. As a graduate from the University of Connecticut with a Masters degree in Education, his career as a High School Social Studies Teacher allows him to not only teach kids in the classroom, but to also teach people out on the water during the summer months. Mike’s ultimate goal is to help others succeed both in the classroom and behind the boat. 

Chris

The Business Guy

Chris has the privilege of not only being good friends with Mike, but he is also one of Mike’s very first wakeboard students. Mike introduced him to the watersports culture more than ten years ago, and ever since then he hasn’t been able to get enough of it. Early morning sessions on Candlewood have become part of his summer routine.

After becoming proficient in wakeboarding, Chris began sharing his passion with friends and family, which proved to be a truly rewarding experience. As you can see, he is the business end of this partnership. Chris graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Business Management: Entrepreneurship. A former lifeguard and swim instructor, while in college he moved into the corporate world, where he gained valuable business skills.  His schooling and professional experiences have given Chris the ability to organize the business operations of Lakeside Watersports LLC. Chris is excited about bringing watersports to Candlewood Lake in Connecticut. He has a true passion for helping people and having fun…Two things that Lakeside excels at!

 
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Candlewood Lake


Candlewood Lake

Candlewood Lake


Candlewood Lake

Believe it or not, Candlewood Lake’s majestic beauty is man-made. In the early 1900s, the Rocky River Valley was a farming community at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains.

During the summer of 1926 the decision was made by Connecticut Light & Power to create a lake in this region that would generate hydro-electric power.

After the power company relocated all of the valley’s residents, a 100 foot-tall dam was constructed at the northern end and water from the Housatonic was pumped into the valley. The project took nearly two years. Well worth it to create our beloved Candlewood.

Candlewood Lake Sunset Circa 2016

Candlewood Lake Sunset Circa 2016

Facts about Candlewood Lake

Connecticut’s Largest Lake

Maximum Length: 11 miles

Maximum Width: 2 miles

Deepest Point: 90 feet

Average Depth: Approx. 30 feet

Shoreline: Approx. 65 miles

Lake: 5,420 acres or 8.4 square miles

Islands: 12 total

5 Bordering Towns: Danbury, Brookfield, New Milford, Sherman, & New Fairfield

Lake Divides: Fairfield & Litchfield Counties

Main Water Source: Housatonic River

Man Made: Started July 1926 – Completed February 1928

Generates: Hydro-Electric Power

Fishing Hot Spot: Trout and Large and Small Mouth Bass

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Lake Winnipesaukee


Lake Winnnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee


Lake Winnnipesaukee

Facts about Lake Winnipesaukee

New Hampshire’s Largest Lake

Maximum Length: 21 miles

Maximum Width: 9 miles

Deepest Point: 187 feet

Average Depth: 43 feet

Altitude: 504 ft above sea level

Shoreline: Approx. 288 miles

Lake: 71 square miles

Islands: 258

Bordering Towns: Alton, Gilford, Laconia, Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, Wolfboro

Source: Glacial Lake

Main Inflows: Gunstock River, Merrymeeting River, Melvin River, Red Hill River

Main Outflows: Winnipesaukee River

Vintage Summer Resort: People have been visiting Lake Winnipesaukee as a summer destination for well over a century.

Winter Fun: Gilford is home to Gunstock Mountain, a popular winter ski resort. Hit the slopes before the summer season kicks off.

The Native American name Winnipesaukee has two meanings, “Smile of the Great Spirit,” or “Beautiful Water in a High Place.” We are just fine with either of these descriptions.

Lake Winnipesaukee is an incredibly beautiful destination with views of Mt. Washington in the distance and crystal clear water that you can see the bottom up to about 15 feet. This destination defines what lake living in New England is like.

Not only is it beautiful, it is huge! As New Hampshire’s largest lake, it actually ranks as the third largest in all of New England, just behind Lake Champlain in Vermont and Moosehead Lake in Maine.

Winnipesaukee Pier Circa December 2018. Future home base of Lakeside Watersports.

Winnipesaukee Pier Circa December 2018. Future home base of Lakeside Watersports.

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Staff


Staff

Staff


Staff

Meet the Team

Introducing the staff for 2019. These are the Lake experts and experienced watersports enthusiasts that will show you an amazing time out on the water when you book your appointments.

The Owners

 
MIKE    HOMETOWN:   Newtown, CT   SCHOOL:   University of Connecticut, '09 & '10   AREA OF STUDY:   Education, Curriculum & Instruction   FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:   Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Candlewood Lake   HOBBIES:   Filming & Editing Videos, Snowboarding, and Rocking that Dad Life   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    Wow  by Zara Larsson   Say My Name (feat. Zyra_ - Ganz Remix  by ODESZA   Where the Wild Things Are  by Zeds Dead, ILLENIUM   QUICK BIO:  Having grown up on Candlewood Lake, I became obsessed with watersports at a young age. Spending every summer out on the lake with friends and family are some of my greatest memories. After working for multiple watersports locations around the country, I turned to Chris and we started Lakeside Watersports back in 2010. Since I am a high school teacher, I am available to teach watersports and share the lake life with you all summer long.

MIKE

HOMETOWN:

Newtown, CT

SCHOOL:

University of Connecticut, '09 & '10

AREA OF STUDY:

Education, Curriculum & Instruction

FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:

Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Filming & Editing Videos, Snowboarding, and Rocking that Dad Life

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Wow by Zara Larsson

Say My Name (feat. Zyra_ - Ganz Remix by ODESZA

Where the Wild Things Are by Zeds Dead, ILLENIUM

QUICK BIO: Having grown up on Candlewood Lake, I became obsessed with watersports at a young age. Spending every summer out on the lake with friends and family are some of my greatest memories. After working for multiple watersports locations around the country, I turned to Chris and we started Lakeside Watersports back in 2010. Since I am a high school teacher, I am available to teach watersports and share the lake life with you all summer long.

CHRIS    HOMETOWN:   Sandy Hook, CT   SCHOOL:   University of Connecticut, '11   AREA OF STUDY:   Business Management: Entrepreneurship   FAVORITE WATERSPORT:   Wakeboarding   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Candlewood Lake   HOBBIES:   Running, Traveling, and Snowboarding   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    Keep Going  by The Revivalists   Across the Room (feat. Leon Bridges)  by ODESZA   Sledgehammer  by Peter Gabriel   QUICK BIO:  After spending all of my summers visiting the lake and wakeboarding with friends, Mike and I got together to bring the passion for watersports to the masses when we started Lakeside back in 2010. As we enter year number 9, we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing our love of watersports to New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee.

CHRIS

HOMETOWN:

Sandy Hook, CT

SCHOOL:

University of Connecticut, '11

AREA OF STUDY:

Business Management: Entrepreneurship

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakeboarding

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Running, Traveling, and Snowboarding

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Keep Going by The Revivalists

Across the Room (feat. Leon Bridges) by ODESZA

Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

QUICK BIO: After spending all of my summers visiting the lake and wakeboarding with friends, Mike and I got together to bring the passion for watersports to the masses when we started Lakeside back in 2010. As we enter year number 9, we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing our love of watersports to New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 
 

Candlewood Lake Crew

MASON    HOMETOWN:   Newtown, CT   SCHOOL:   Western Connecticut State University, ‘19   AREA OF STUDY:   Film and Media Production   FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:   Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Candlewood Lake of course!   HOBBIES:   Filming, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Cliff Jumping, and Eating   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    War Pigs  by Black Sabbath   Since 6ix  by Key Glock   Let it Go  by Playboy Carti   QUICK BIO:  I’ve been working for Lakeside for about 7 years now and love every second of it. I’ve been wakeboarding and wakesurfing all my life and love being able to teach people how to do my some of my favorite sports. I’m so happy to be back again this summer, and can’t wait to meet and teach our new customers!

MASON

HOMETOWN:

Newtown, CT

SCHOOL:

Western Connecticut State University, ‘19

AREA OF STUDY:

Film and Media Production

FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:

Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake of course!

HOBBIES:

Filming, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Cliff Jumping, and Eating

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

War Pigs by Black Sabbath

Since 6ix by Key Glock

Let it Go by Playboy Carti

QUICK BIO: I’ve been working for Lakeside for about 7 years now and love every second of it. I’ve been wakeboarding and wakesurfing all my life and love being able to teach people how to do my some of my favorite sports. I’m so happy to be back again this summer, and can’t wait to meet and teach our new customers!

LAURA    HOMETOWN:   Danbury, CT   SCHOOL   DeSales University   AREA OF STUDY:   Physician Assistant   FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:   Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Candlewood Lake   HOBBIES:   Field Hockey, spinning, and going to concerts   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    So Close (feat. Georgia Ku)  by NOTD   Winnebago (feat. Quinn XCII and Daniel Wilson)  by Gryffin   Bring it on Over  by Billy Currington   QUICK BIO : This is my third summer working at Lakeside. I’m entering my junior year at DeSales as a PA major. I spend most of my summer on the lake or at the beach, but my favorite place to be is at MSG for a Rangers hockey game!

LAURA

HOMETOWN:

Danbury, CT

SCHOOL

DeSales University

AREA OF STUDY:

Physician Assistant

FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:

Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Field Hockey, spinning, and going to concerts

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

So Close (feat. Georgia Ku) by NOTD

Winnebago (feat. Quinn XCII and Daniel Wilson) by Gryffin

Bring it on Over by Billy Currington

QUICK BIO: This is my third summer working at Lakeside. I’m entering my junior year at DeSales as a PA major. I spend most of my summer on the lake or at the beach, but my favorite place to be is at MSG for a Rangers hockey game!

JACK    HOMETOWN:   Brookfield, CT   SCHOOL:   Syracuse University   AREA OF STUDY:   Finance and Management   FAVORITE WATERSPORT:   Wakeboarding   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Candlewood Lake   HOBBIES:   Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    Pursuit of Happiness  by Kid Cudi   Flare Guns  by Quinn XCII   KOD  by J. Cole   QUICK BIO:  Growing up on Candlewood lake, I have been boating with my family for almost 15 years. I have also had my boating license for almost 7 years. I currently attend Syracuse University and am returning to Lakeside this summer for the third year.

JACK

HOMETOWN:

Brookfield, CT

SCHOOL:

Syracuse University

AREA OF STUDY:

Finance and Management

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakeboarding

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi

Flare Guns by Quinn XCII

KOD by J. Cole

QUICK BIO: Growing up on Candlewood lake, I have been boating with my family for almost 15 years. I have also had my boating license for almost 7 years. I currently attend Syracuse University and am returning to Lakeside this summer for the third year.

 
SOPHIA    HOMETOWN:   Waccabuc, NY   SCHOOL:   Cornell University   AREA OF STUDY:   Mechanical Engineering   FAVORITE WATERSPORT:   Wakeboarding   LEARNED TO RIDE AT:   Camp Taconic   HOBBIES:   Exploring new music, Going to concerts, Watching new shows on Netflix, Traveling, and Spending time with friends   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    still feel.  by half•alive   Do it All the Time  by I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME   Roaring 20s  by Panic! at the Disco   QUICK BIO:  Hi! I am a rising sophomore at Cornell University, where I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering. This is my second summer at Lakeside, and my tenth summer dabbling in various watersports. I am looking forward to meeting you and spending some time out on the water!

SOPHIA

HOMETOWN:

Waccabuc, NY

SCHOOL:

Cornell University

AREA OF STUDY:

Mechanical Engineering

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakeboarding

LEARNED TO RIDE AT:

Camp Taconic

HOBBIES:

Exploring new music, Going to concerts, Watching new shows on Netflix, Traveling, and Spending time with friends

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

still feel. by half•alive

Do it All the Time by I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

Roaring 20s by Panic! at the Disco

QUICK BIO: Hi! I am a rising sophomore at Cornell University, where I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering. This is my second summer at Lakeside, and my tenth summer dabbling in various watersports. I am looking forward to meeting you and spending some time out on the water!

NICK    HOMETOWN:   New Fairfield, CT   SCHOOL:   New Fairfield High School   AREA OF STUDY:   Anything other than chemistry   FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:   Wakesurfing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Candlewood Lake   HOBBIES:   Fishing, Flying, Hammocking, Boating, and Snowboarding   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    Sweet Caroline  by Neil Diamond   Black Dog  by Led Zepplin   Big Shrimp  by Flatbush Zombies   QUICK BIO:  You can typically find me on the lake shredding behind the boat or sending it off Chicken Rock. Growing up on the lake I’ve been behind the wheel of a boat since day one and have had my boating license longer than my driver’s license. I enjoy outside sports-wakeboarding/skating/surfing, fishing, snowboarding and scuba diving and take flying lessons aimed at getting my private pilots license.

NICK

HOMETOWN:

New Fairfield, CT

SCHOOL:

New Fairfield High School

AREA OF STUDY:

Anything other than chemistry

FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:

Wakesurfing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Fishing, Flying, Hammocking, Boating, and Snowboarding

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

Black Dog by Led Zepplin

Big Shrimp by Flatbush Zombies

QUICK BIO: You can typically find me on the lake shredding behind the boat or sending it off Chicken Rock. Growing up on the lake I’ve been behind the wheel of a boat since day one and have had my boating license longer than my driver’s license. I enjoy outside sports-wakeboarding/skating/surfing, fishing, snowboarding and scuba diving and take flying lessons aimed at getting my private pilots license.

ALEX    HOMETOWN:   Armonk, NY   SCHOOL:   University of Wisconsin-Madison   AREA OF STUDY:   Business   FAVORITE WATERSPORT:   Wakesurfing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Perch Pond in Starlight PA   HOBBIES:   Snowboarding, Basketball, Working Out, Skateboarding.   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)  by Kid Cudi   Rain  by Mac Miller   Jazz  by Mick Jenkins   QUICK BIO:  I tried wakeboarding for the first time at summer camp when I was 8 and have spent every summer on the water since. I quickly went from learning to teaching, and found myself instructing and spotting younger kids at camp. When I cant be on the water, I try to get on the mountain. I’m an incoming freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this year, where I will be studying business, and hope to find myself on the water there when its not below zero temperatures. My goal at Lakeside is to help as many people as I can get up in the water while giving them a time to remember!

ALEX

HOMETOWN:

Armonk, NY

SCHOOL:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

AREA OF STUDY:

Business

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakesurfing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Perch Pond in Starlight PA

HOBBIES:

Snowboarding, Basketball, Working Out, Skateboarding.

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare) by Kid Cudi

Rain by Mac Miller

Jazz by Mick Jenkins

QUICK BIO: I tried wakeboarding for the first time at summer camp when I was 8 and have spent every summer on the water since. I quickly went from learning to teaching, and found myself instructing and spotting younger kids at camp. When I cant be on the water, I try to get on the mountain. I’m an incoming freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this year, where I will be studying business, and hope to find myself on the water there when its not below zero temperatures. My goal at Lakeside is to help as many people as I can get up in the water while giving them a time to remember!

 
 
TYLER    HOMETOWN:   Newtown, CT   SCHOOL:   Newtown High School   FAVORITE SUBJECT:   Business   FAVORITE WATERSPORT:   Slalom Skiing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Lake Zoar in Newtown, CT   HOBBIES:   Waterskiing, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Piano   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    Dreams and Nightmares  by Meek Mill   I Fall Apart  by Post Malone   Good Old Days (feat. Kesha)  by Macklemore   QUICK BIO:  My name is Tyler, I currently attend Newtown High School where I play soccer and lacrosse. When I am not on the field, I love to be out on the water. I’m a slalom skiing enthusiast and it is my first season working with Lakeside. I am looking forward to sharing some time with you out on the water this summer.

TYLER

HOMETOWN:

Newtown, CT

SCHOOL:

Newtown High School

FAVORITE SUBJECT:

Business

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Slalom Skiing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Lake Zoar in Newtown, CT

HOBBIES:

Waterskiing, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Piano

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill

I Fall Apart by Post Malone

Good Old Days (feat. Kesha) by Macklemore

QUICK BIO: My name is Tyler, I currently attend Newtown High School where I play soccer and lacrosse. When I am not on the field, I love to be out on the water. I’m a slalom skiing enthusiast and it is my first season working with Lakeside. I am looking forward to sharing some time with you out on the water this summer.

CHRISTOPHER    HOMETOWN:   Danbury, CT   SCHOOL:   Immaculate High School   FAVORITE SUBJECT:   Computer Science   FAVORITE WATERSPORT:   Wakesurfing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Candlewood Lake   HOBBIES:   Lacrosse and more Lacrosse   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    Going Bad (feat. Drake)  by Meek Mill   Yacht Club (feat. Juice WRLD)  by Lil Yachty   Splashin  by Rich the Kid   QUICK BIO:  I’m Christopher, but I mostly go by CAM. I’m going into my junior year at Immaculate. I spend my summers either playing lacrosse or on the lake wakeboarding and wakesurfing. I'm excited for my first summer at Lakeside.

CHRISTOPHER

HOMETOWN:

Danbury, CT

SCHOOL:

Immaculate High School

FAVORITE SUBJECT:

Computer Science

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakesurfing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Lacrosse and more Lacrosse

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Going Bad (feat. Drake) by Meek Mill

Yacht Club (feat. Juice WRLD) by Lil Yachty

Splashin by Rich the Kid

QUICK BIO: I’m Christopher, but I mostly go by CAM. I’m going into my junior year at Immaculate. I spend my summers either playing lacrosse or on the lake wakeboarding and wakesurfing. I'm excited for my first summer at Lakeside.

 
 

Lake Winnipesaukee Crew

PAIGE    HOMETOWN:   West Ossipee, NH   SCHOOL:   University of New Hampshire   AREA OF STUDY:   Psychology, Behavioral Science   FAVORITE WATERSPORT:   Waterskiing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Ossipee Lake, NH   HOBBIES:   Paddleboard, Hiking, Skiiing (water and snow!!), Yoga, Just being outside!   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    Good Day  by Nappy Roots   Juice  by Lizzo  No playlist is complete without some throwback  Christina Aguilera    QUICK BIO:  I grew up on Ossipee Lake spending all of my summers either in and behind the boat. I learned to waterski at a young age, and the skills have stayed with me. I spent the last 7 years in the special education sector working with teens with developmental disabilities. After moving to the Seacoast, I still have a passion for the water that brings her back to the lake every summer. Paige is headed to UNH this fall in pursuit of a graduate degree.

PAIGE

HOMETOWN:

West Ossipee, NH

SCHOOL:

University of New Hampshire

AREA OF STUDY:

Psychology, Behavioral Science

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Waterskiing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Ossipee Lake, NH

HOBBIES:

Paddleboard, Hiking, Skiiing (water and snow!!), Yoga, Just being outside!

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Good Day by Nappy Roots

Juice by Lizzo

No playlist is complete without some throwback Christina Aguilera

QUICK BIO: I grew up on Ossipee Lake spending all of my summers either in and behind the boat. I learned to waterski at a young age, and the skills have stayed with me. I spent the last 7 years in the special education sector working with teens with developmental disabilities. After moving to the Seacoast, I still have a passion for the water that brings her back to the lake every summer. Paige is headed to UNH this fall in pursuit of a graduate degree.

RYAN    HOMETOWN:    Meredith, NH   SCHOOL:    Plymouth State University   AREA OF STUDY:    Marketing   FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:    Wakesurfing and Jetskiing   BODY OF WATER I LEARNED TO RIDE ON:    Lake Winnipesaukee, NH   HOBBIES:    Playing Basketball, Chilling on the Lake, and Hanging with Friends.   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:     Never Go Back  by Dennis Lloyd   Paradise  by Bazzi   UCLA  by RL Grime   QUICK BIO:  I grew up spending all my time on this lake, I even lived in one of the island cottages for a little while. I play basketball at Plymouth State University. This is my first season working at Lakeside Watersports and I cannot wait to share my love of Winnipesaukee with all of our customers this summer.

RYAN

HOMETOWN:

Meredith, NH

SCHOOL:

Plymouth State University

AREA OF STUDY:

Marketing

FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:

Wakesurfing and Jetskiing

BODY OF WATER I LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

HOBBIES:

Playing Basketball, Chilling on the Lake, and Hanging with Friends.

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Never Go Back by Dennis Lloyd

Paradise by Bazzi

UCLA by RL Grime

QUICK BIO: I grew up spending all my time on this lake, I even lived in one of the island cottages for a little while. I play basketball at Plymouth State University. This is my first season working at Lakeside Watersports and I cannot wait to share my love of Winnipesaukee with all of our customers this summer.

JULIET    HOMETOWN:    Meredith, NH   SCHOOL:    University of New Hampshire   AREA OF STUDY:    Human Development and Family Science   FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:    Wakesurfing and Waterskiing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:    Candlewood Lake, CT   HOBBIES:    Playing Guitar, Singing, and Traveling   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    So Young  by Portugal the Man   Ms. Jackson  by Outcast   Electric (featuring Khalid)  by Alina Baraz   QUICK BIO:  Believe it or not, I was a customer of Lakeside Watersports back in 2011 when it first opened on Candlewood Lake, and now this is my first year working with Lakeside Watersports in NH! I used to work as a swim instructor and I just graduated High School. I am excited to be attending University of New Hampshire in the fall. I have been waterskiing since I was five years old and love to wake surf.  Can’t wait to meet you all on Winnipesaukee this summer.

JULIET

HOMETOWN:

Meredith, NH

SCHOOL:

University of New Hampshire

AREA OF STUDY:

Human Development and Family Science

FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:

Wakesurfing and Waterskiing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake, CT

HOBBIES:

Playing Guitar, Singing, and Traveling

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

So Young by Portugal the Man

Ms. Jackson by Outcast

Electric (featuring Khalid) by Alina Baraz

QUICK BIO: Believe it or not, I was a customer of Lakeside Watersports back in 2011 when it first opened on Candlewood Lake, and now this is my first year working with Lakeside Watersports in NH! I used to work as a swim instructor and I just graduated High School. I am excited to be attending University of New Hampshire in the fall. I have been waterskiing since I was five years old and love to wake surf. Can’t wait to meet you all on Winnipesaukee this summer.

 
 
ETHAN    HOMETOWN:   Hampstead, NH   SCHOOL:   Hampstead Middle School   FAVORITE SUBJECT:   Math   FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:   Wakeboarding, Tubing   LEARNED TO RIDE ON:   Lake Winnipesaukee   HOBBIES:   Basketball, Music   TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:    Sunflower  by Post Malone   Talk  by Khalid   Location  by Khalid   QUICK BIO:  I have grew up on Lake Winnipesaukee and have been boating and having fun on the water ever since I was little. I like to play sports like basketball or volleyball, and also help people out when they need it! I am excited to join the Lakeside Watersports team!

ETHAN

HOMETOWN:

Hampstead, NH

SCHOOL:

Hampstead Middle School

FAVORITE SUBJECT:

Math

FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:

Wakeboarding, Tubing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Lake Winnipesaukee

HOBBIES:

Basketball, Music

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

Sunflower by Post Malone

Talk by Khalid

Location by Khalid

QUICK BIO: I have grew up on Lake Winnipesaukee and have been boating and having fun on the water ever since I was little. I like to play sports like basketball or volleyball, and also help people out when they need it! I am excited to join the Lakeside Watersports team!

 
 
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Customer Reviews


Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews


Customer Reviews

 

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We invite you to read what our happy clients have to say about Lakeside. Here is a sneak peek.

 

AWESOME

"We had never been to Candlewood Lake before and these guys showed us a great time. They were knowledgeable, professional, encouraging, and made sure we all had fun. Slick boat, top notch gear. Can’t wait to do it again!"

-Stacey

GREAT FUN

"We had a great time and hope to return this summer. These guys were very helpful and we definitely recommend this place. Lots of different activities to try between wakeboarding, tubing, etc."

-B.N.


WHAT A GREAT DAY!

"I surprised my husband with with an afternoon of waterskiing lessons for his birthday. We took our two boys and they learned too. I loved seeing the smiles on all of their faces. We now have a new family activity that everyone enjoys!"

-Michele L.

CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK

"We had a great time at Lakeside!! With the help of Lakeside my friend and I learned to wakeboard and got up on our first try! The boat was also so comfortable and clean!!! Had a great time can’t wait to go back!!!"

-J.W.


FANTASTIC DAY ON THE WATER

"Had a great time. My only regret is not booking more time… Boat was comfortable and all equipment was clean and in excellent condition."

-Mike B.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

"I could not have asked for more, these guys were great! They had me popping out of the water, and wake surfing within 15 minutes! They offered excellent instruction throughout the entire session which made it easy to pick up."

-Todd W.


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Equipment


Equipment

Equipment


Equipment

New Season. Bigger Boat!

In 2019, Lakeside Watersports will be powered by East Coast Flightcraft.

For Candlewood Lake, they have helped us secure a bigger boat that can handle larger group sizes. We used to drive Axis A20s and now we will have a brand new Axis A22. The additional 2 feet mean that the maximum size group we will be able to take is now up to 12 guests. Be the first on the schedule to get a ride in this new boat and invite your friends to join!

For Lake Winnipesaukee, we will be opening the season with a brand new Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV. This boat is the reigning WakeWorld Wakesurf boat of the Year. It is primed and ready to take groups of up to 12 out starting in May 2019. Read more about these two boats below.


2019 Axis Wake Research A22

Candlewood Lake, Danbury, CT

 

Single Propeller Inboard Design

Surf Gate Equipped w/ Power Wedge III

Length: 21’ 11” (Excluding swim platform)

Beam: 102″ (The width of the boat)

Draft: 27” (Amount of boat that sits in the water)

Seating Capacity: 12 guests or 2,041 lbs

Dry Weight: 4,500 lbs

Max Ballast: 4,115 lbs.

Engine: Monsoon 410 HP 6L V8

Hull Type: Wake Plus

 

2019 Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV

Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia, NH

 

Single Propeller Inboard Design

Surf Gate Equipped w/ Power Wedge III

Length: 23’ (Excluding swim platform)

Beam: 102″ (The width of the boat)

Draft: 27” (Amount of boat that sits in the water)

Seating Capacity: 12 guests or 2,041 lbs

Dry Weight: 5,250 lbs

Max Ballast: 4,240 lbs.

Engine: Monsoon 410 HP 6L V8

Hull Type: Wake Plus


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