South Coast Wake Park located just off London Road next to Hilsea Lido offers stand up paddle-boarding (SUP) and Cable Wakeboarding. The team introduce beginners as young as 8 years old to these exciting sports as well as providing professional coaching and competitions for the intermediate advanced and pro participants. The Wakepark offers instruction for individuals, groups and parties.
Meeting co-owners Stuart and Scott for the first time, we were afforded a warm welcome to the Wakepark. Having never stepped foot on a wakeboard, skateboard or snowboard I was a little nervous about how I'd pick up this sideways sport! But going through land based tuition from instructor Emily, I quickly felt comfortable with the technique and tips offered. The water in late March was chilly but the combination of wetsuit and adrenaline made it comfortable enough. Emily said the stretch of the water gets so warm in summer, people routinely wakeboard in board shorts. After 45 minutes of tuition I was still itching to learn more to develop the skills I had picked up. I was told I was a natural but the face plant told me different. Undeterred, I will definitely be back soon and I highly recommend paying South Coast Wakepark a visit and giving the sport a go!