A Guide to Wakeboarding and Wake Surfing around Lake Lanier

Man on wakeboard jumping tow boat's wake

Looking to get up on the water around Lake Lanier? Maybe you've purchased a new wake boat or board from our friends over at Pull Water Sports? There’s no better lake in North Georgia to wakeboard than Lanier. It’s clean, clear water and wide bays are perfect for cruising and surfing. Whether you’re an experienced wakeboarder or have been curious about learning the sport, this guide is for you! We’ll cover the basics of wakeboarding and wake surfing, explain the differences between them, suggest a few places to take lessons, and provide tips for beginners. Ready? Let’s dive in!

Wakeboarding Basics

Wakeboarding is a popular watersport that combines elements from snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding. Participants stand on a board strapped to their feet with bindings and are towed behind a motorboat at high speeds. The wake created by the boat provides riders with airtime so they can perform tricks like grabs, spins, and flips in the air. The sport has grown rapidly since its introduction in the 1980s – if you’ve seen it on TV or heard people talking about it online, now is your chance to give it a try!

Book your lesson today with Tim at Festive Water! Give us a call at 404-422-9569.

Wake Surfing Basics

Wake surfing is similar to wakeboarding in that it also uses a motorboat as a tow vehicle; however, instead of standing up on a board with bindings like you would do when wakeboarding, riders don’t use a tow cable and ride the boat’s wake without any bindings. This allows for greater control over speed and direction, as well as more freedom for performing tricks. Many people find that riding this way is easier than traditional wakeboarding because there are no straps involved – so if you’re looking for an easier way to get into the sport of watersports without sacrificing style points, this could be just what you’re looking for!  

So whether you're looking to learn how to wakeboard or want to give wakesurfing a try around Lake Lanier , take some lessons with Tim at Festive Watersports. Not only will he teach you everything you need to know about safety protocols before getting out on the water but he'll also help improve your skills so that you can make those jumps look effortless. So don't wait any longer - book your lesson today and start shredding like a pro! Book your lesson today with Tim at Festive Water!