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Watersports Instruction


Watersports Instruction

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Watersports Instruction


Watersports Instruction

 

Learn to Wakeboard & Waterski

There sure are a lot of watersports. At Lakeside, we’re ready to teach you any one of them (or every one of them). When you book a slot, you won’t be locked into any particular discipline. You can choose to switch sports mid-lesson if you’d like. Check out your options below:

 
 
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Wakeboarding

Strap into a single board, turn it sideways, and ride on top of the water like a snowboard over powder!

 
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Waterskiing

This is the easiest to learn, and if you’d like, one of our instructors will hop in the water with you to help you hold your starting position.

 
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Tubing

Hang on tight as the boat pulls you for a wet and wild ride on an inflatable tube! We have tubes that you can sit in and others you can lay down on, so it’s your choice how extreme you want to get.

 
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Wakesurfing

No waves? No problem! This is the only way to surf while away from the ocean! Use the handle to pull yourself into a never-ending wave we can create behind the boat, then toss the rope and ride all day long.

 
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Slalom Skiing

Why use two skis when one ski works perfectly fine? This is much tougher to get up with than when using two skis, but once you’re up, you can work on weaving back and forth behind the boat at high speed.

 
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Wakeskating

Use a single board shaped like a wakeboard, except no bindings this time. Hold on to the handle, turn the board sideways and skate behind the boat! (No kicking or pushing required)

 

Kneeboarding

To kneeboard, you glide on top of the water in the kneeling position on a buoyant plastic board. Good for first-time watersports riders who are learning what it’s like to be pulled by a boat.

 
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Wakeskiing

New Addition in 2017. Wakeskiing is something we have talked about bringing to Lakeside for a few years. With the trend toward freestyle skiing on the slopes, this is very similar. Ride forwards and backwards, even jump the wake on these custom built waterskis.

 
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Wakefoiler

New Addition for 2017. Action sports talk a lot about progression, Foil Wakesurfing is a perfect example of this. Once you've learned how to wakesurf, give the foil a try. You will start to surf with the board lifted out of the water.

 
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Towable Disks

New Addition for 2017. Ride it any way you want, sitting, standing, kneeling, or laying down. These new towable discs are an absolute blast. Book an appointment to see for yourself.

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Hours


Hours

Hours


Hours

Hours

We book by appointment only. You can reserve time on our schedule using the BOOK NOW link below. This is the easiest way to secure your spot and see all of the current availability for the entire season.

Riding Season

Thank you for an awesome Summer 2016! We had a blast out on the water with each and everyone of you. We are currently closed for the off season, so bust out those hot beverages and get ready for the winter months.

During the summer, Lakeside Watersports operates 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Connecticut is plagued with a shortened season, but we are willing to make the most of it by running watersports every day in the summer.

Operating Hours

Memorial Day – Labor Day:

Monday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Rainy Day Policy

In the event of rain*, we are willing to ride if you are. However, if you would prefer to wait for better conditions, we will honor our Rainy Day Policy, in which you can reschedule your lesson to another time. We do not offer refunds on prepaid lesson packages.

*Note: Lakeside Watersports closes all operations for lightning or any other form of severe summer weather at our discretion. We will do our best to notify our appointments if the weather is threatening.

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Pricing


Pricing

Pricing


Pricing

We charge based on the amount of time you want to ride.  The prices are a flat rate, and hold for any discipline you choose.  You pay for a specified amount of boat time and instruction.  The clock starts when we leave the dock. All watersports and safety equipment is included.

We will give you a 10 minute safety rundown before we head out on the lake and a 5 minute debrief after so we know what to work on for next time. More than one person can ride during a given lesson block.  Our boat can handle 9 extra people, so invite your friends. We will do our best to rotate everyone in, however, if you have more than 3 people riding we suggest booking the boat for longer than an hour.

When you book time with Lakeside Watersports, you are always booking a private appointment on the boat with a driver and instructor. You will not be sharing your boat time with any other customers.

$75

30 Minute Session

The Quick Hitter.

Single riders looking for a quick set? Then this session is designed for you. Get your fix and be back at the dock in 30 minutes.

Designed for single riders.

All equipment included


$150

1 Hour Session

60 Minutes of Fun.

Why watch a TV drama when you could have way more fun out on the water with us for an hour? This length of time is recommended for 2 riders.

*Invite your friends to join you!

All equipment included


$225

90 Minute Session

The Popular Kid.

Our most popular appointment, 90 minutes is the right amount of time for 2-3 riders, plus there’s enough time to try multiple Watersports.

*Invite your friends to join you!

All equipment included


$300

2 Hour Session

Extended Fun.

Better than going to the movies. 2 hours with the Lakeside Watersports crew will make you forget you are even in CT. Great for groups of 3-4 riders.

*Invite your friends to join you!

All equipment included


$375

2.5 Hour Session

Make it an Adventure.

When 2 hours isn’t enough and 3 hours is too much, 2 and half hours is just right. Great for groups of 4-5 or groups looking to try multiple watersports.

*Invite your friends to join you!

All equipment included


$450

3 Hour Session

The Triple.

Experience 3 hours of fun out on the water with the Lakeside Crew. Ideal for parties of 5 or 6 people.

*Invite your friends to join you!

All equipment included


$525

3.5 Hour Session

Fun Overload.

Experience 3.5 hours of fun out on the water with the Lakeside Crew. Switch between different activities and have a great day on the lake. Ideal for parties of 6 or 7 people.

*Invite your friends to join you!

All equipment included


$600

4 Hour Session

The Full Candlewood Experience.

Max out with 4 hours of fun out on the water with the Lakeside Crew. Ideal for parties of 8 or 9 people.

*Invite your friends to join you!

All equipment included


We accept all major credit cards.

Old school Cash and Check work too.

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WOO Wake


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WOO Wake


WOO Wake Leaderboard

Lakeside Watersports is excited to be partnering with WOO Sports this year. WOO Wake is a gaming system for riders that want to push their limits, challenge friends, and have more fun on the water! Record every jump, save your sessions, challenge friends, and explore new spots, all through the WOO App for iOS and Android. Start riding with WOO and push your riding to new heights!

Lakeside will be having a season long contest to see who records the most air time and best score. Winner will receive a custom Lakeside Watersports prize pack at the end of the season. Start racking up those points by booking your next session.

Compete with your friends

See who is currently in the lead


2017 Seasonal Leaderboard

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Policies


Policies

Policies


Policies

  • Click HERE to read and complete the Liability Waiver
  • All customers must fill out our liability release waiver completely before stepping aboard the boat.
  • A parent or guardian must fill out the waiver for any rider less than 18 years of age.
  • Flat rate for all lessons and charters is $150/hour
  • All equipment is included in the price of the lesson. If you are more comfortable with your own gear, that’s cool too. Bring it!
  • Lessons are scheduled through our online booking system located HERE
  • There is no charge if you need to move or cancel an appointment; we just ask that you please give us at least 24 hours notice
  • Lakeside Watersports reserves the right to close all operations for lightning or any other form of severe weather at our discretion. We will do our best to notify our appointments if the weather is threatening.
  • We do not offer refunds on prepaid lesson packages if there is a cancellation, just reschedule!
  • Lakeside staff members are the only people who will be driving the vessel throughout the duration of your appointment
  • The captain reserves the right to terminate a lesson if they feel there are any unsafe circumstances at play (including but not limited to weather, boat traffic, impaired customers)
  • No discounts for weekend lessons
  • We will assume that all lessons will launch from our location at Pocono Point Marina unless otherwise instructed
  • We make house calls. We can drive our car to your house and go out on your boat, or if you are located on the lake we can drive our boat to your location.
  • In the event that we take our boat to your location, the lesson block starts when we leave our dock at PPM and it concludes when we return to our dock at PPM. Please factor your lesson requests accordingly to account for our travel time.
  • In the event that we are driving our cars to your location, the lesson block starts when we leave our Marina and it concludes when we return to our Marina. Please factor your lesson requests accordingly to account for our travel time.
  • If you would like us to trailer our boat to you on some other lake, please call us to discuss special pricing associated with that request.
  • We will only travel to destinations on the lake for lessons that are at least 1 hour in duration.
  • Alcohol of any kind will not be permitted on the boat at any time
  • No dogs allowed on the boat