Ride LKN Wake & Surf Co is the number one rated company for wake surfing lessons and charters on Lake Norman. We have taught over 4,500 people to wake surf over the years! We offer professional wake surfing lessons and coaching for riders of all levels. Based in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina, Ride LKN Wake & Surf Co has been providing high-quality wake surfing lessons since 2018.
Our team of experienced and certified instructors is dedicated to helping riders achieve their goals and reach their full potential on the water. We offer a range of wake surfing lesson packages to suit different needs and skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Packages are suitable for individuals and groups alike.
What is wake surfing?
Wake surfing is a water sport where a person rides a surfboard on the wake of a boat, without being directly pulled by the boat. The rider uses the boat’s wake to create a wave, and then rides that wave behind the boat, similar to surfing in the ocean.
To wake surf, our surf specific MasterCraft boats are used to create a large surf-able wave behind the boat. The rider starts by holding onto a tow rope, and then drops the rope once they are able to catch the wave and ride it without being pulled by the boat.
Unlike traditional wakeboarding, wake surfing is typically done at slower speeds (around 10.5-11.5 mph), and riders typically use smaller boards with more buoyancy that are easier to control on the wave. Wake surfing has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is a safe, fun and challenging sport for people of all ages and skill levels.
How do our wake surfing lessons work?
Our beginner wake surf lessons on Lake Norman typically start with a brief training session to go over the basics of wake surfing, including safety, equipment, and techniques. Once riders are ready, they’ll get in the water and start their wake surf lesson. Instructors use a variety of teaching methods, including verbal instructions, demonstrations, and video analysis, to help riders improve their skills.
For intermediate and advanced riders, Ride LKN Wake & Surf Co offers customized coaching to help riders progress and achieve their goals. Our coaches work closely with riders to identify areas of improvement and develop a personalized training plan. We’ll have you landing those new tricks in no time.
What type of boats do we use?
Ride LKN Wake & Surf Co exclusively uses MasterCraft boats for our wake surfing lessons on Lake Norman. These boats are the pinnacle of performance, comfort and ride ability. We can create smaller waves for beginners and kids then crank the wave up with a touch of a button for even the most experienced riders. Our captains and crew are masters at understanding your ability and creating the perfect wave just for you.
Is wake surfing safe?
By booking a wake surfing lesson on Lake Norman with Ride LKN Wake & Surf Co, you can be certain you are in good hands. While there is inherent risk with any water sports activity, there is no need to worry. Your boat is staffed with an experienced US Coast Guard Captain and professional wake surfing instructor. Our fleet of MasterCraft boats are specifically designed for this activity. While you are in talking distance to your crew in the boat, you cannot reach the propellor and will learn the proper technique while behind the boat to ensure your safety!
Do I need my own gear?
You are certainly welcome to bring your gear but we have 7 different styles and sizes of wakesurf boards to choose from on your wake surfing lesson. Try the latest and greatest 2023 models from Soul Craft Wakesurf Boards and Liquid Force Wake Surf Boards.
Soul Craft and Liquid Force are two popular brands in the wake surfing world, known for their high-quality boards. Soul Craft specializes in handcrafted, custom wake surf boards made from eco-friendly materials such as bamboo and paulownia wood. Their boards are designed for riders of all levels, from beginners to professionals, and offer excellent stability and maneuverability on the water. Liquid Force, on the other hand, produces a wide range of wake surf boards for various styles and skill levels. Their boards are known for their durability, performance, and versatility, making them a top choice for wake surfers around the world. Whether you prefer the unique customization options of Soul Craft or the reliable quality of Liquid Force, both brands offer excellent choices for wake surf enthusiasts.
In addition to wake surfing lessons on Lake Norman, Ride LKN Wake & Surf Co offers wakeboarding lessons, tubing and cruising to make your day on the lake unforgettable. Other services include boat rentals, kids summer camps and merchandise.
Overall, Ride LKN Wake & Surf Co is a great choice for anyone looking to learn how to wake surf or improve their skills. With their experienced instructors, personalized coaching, and top-of-the-line equipment, riders are sure to have a great experience and make progress quickly.