Scotland’s ultimate water-ski and wakeboard site! Set in the beautiful Galloway hills, Loch Ken Water Ski School has a cutting edge water-ski & wakeboard boat and a highly trained professional team
We teach complete beginners through to competition level skiers and look forward to taking you out on the water regardless of your skill level.
Wakeboarding; The newest and one of the most exhilarating sports - if you like any board sports (skating, snowboarding, surfing) you will love Wakeboarding.
Beginners; Once kitted up we start with a land lesson and a discussion about which foot forward they may ride (Regular left forward, Goofy right forward). Then it’s onto the training bar before the rope behind the boat. Getting up for the first time feels fantastic!
The next level; We will teach you to cross the wakes both toe side and heel side, progressing into how to get some air, then moving onto Ollies, 180’s and switch riding. The satisfaction of learning your first trick or landing your first jump is immense!
Inverts and Spins; Once ready you can learn to go upside down and rotate through 360° in the air land and continue riding! Our boat has a tower and wedge to help you get maximum air time at this advanced/pro level. We will continue to help you improve and give advice and support should you wish to start competing! Wakeboarding is 1 to 1.
Speed Boat Trip;
Activities are suitable for all ages but dependant on your confidence level. We work on a basis of 4 sessions per hour, each session lasting 10 minutes on the water with 5 minutes change over time. Additional people may ride in the boat even if not taking part in the activity at no extra charge.
Professional Qualifications; We offer a full range of training and examination courses for both driver qualifications (Ski Boat Driver Award), the internationally recognised International Certificate of Competence Power Boat Driver, and Water Ski and Wakeboard Instructor courses. These qualifications are issued by British Water Ski who are the governing body in the UK.
Equipment; All equipment is provided (wetsuit, buoyancy aid and any other equipment required water-skis/wakeboards etc), however if you do have your own equipment please feel free to bring it. We also recommend that you bring swimwear, towels and a warm jacket with you. Cameras and valuable items can be stored safely in the boat.
We also have a full range of new and second hand water sports equipment for sale. View the full range at www.jobesports.com
The Boat; We are proud to have a Malibu Response with Perfect Pass Star Gazer speed control, a tower, and wedge for wake boarding - providing the ultimate tow for all disciplines!y.