Waterskiing and wakeboarding are perhaps among the most exciting water sports combining technique, agility with speed and fitness.
The first time skiing experience is especially important and the centre’s fully qualified and experienced instructors are trained to provide a safe nurturing environment for anyone experiencing the activity. They understand that extra guidance, confidence, emotional security and encouragement is needed especially for children.
Waterskiing and wakeboarding tuition is 1 to 1. Recreational waterskiing is very similar to snow skiing, both activities incorporate similar body positions and movements, the only differences are the shape of the skis, the bindings and the surface. Recreational skiers usually learn to waterski with a ski on each foot and then as they improve progress onto a single ski (mono), placing the other foot into another binding behind the main one. For those who want to try wakeboarding, a waterskiing session is recommended as the start point to get he feel of the tow and the water. Beginners are usually pulled along at speeds of 18-22mph, whereas more experienced skiers are towed at speeds up to 36mph. Once confidence is gained it is actually easier to travel at faster speeds as this gives greater lift and stability.
The training starts on land, teaching the fundamentals of safety, body position and technique. Once the instructor and student are confident in understanding the basics on land, we move on to the water. We use a static boom positioned on the side of the boat to offer stability for the first time skier, which allows the instructor to watch the student closely and give continuous instruction. Once the instructor is confident that the student has mastered the skiing position and technique the next progression is on to the long line behind the boat.
Water ski-ing and wakeboarding is strenuous so a 10 – 15 minute water session followed by a 90 minute recovery before the second session is the practice followed even by professional ski-iers.
All equipment is provided (wetsuit, buoyancy aid and any other equipment required water-skis/wakeboards etc), We also recommend that you bring swimwear, towels and a warm jacket with you.
This gift is for 2 water sessions followed by a thrilling session on the ringos just as a little wind down!.
Make this a family day out. Accompanying partners can ride in the boat while the ski-er is doing their thing so the gift recipient can spread the enjoyment of the day around. Check our other offers which include inflatables or ringos for 2 children.
A gift recipient who has some previous water ski-ing or wakeboarding experience can use this gift to improve their skills and go on to the next level -steering and crossing the wakes, mono –skiing and slalom skiing.
The centre is specially constructed and consists of two sheltered ski arenas which all but guarantee good water conditions virtually all year round. With both the slalom course and tournament jump to competition standard you know you are buying a gift that can take the recipient far into a great new sport. For the 2011 season the centre has purchased 2 new Malibu 340 hp towboats and various new skis and boards so they’ll be using great kit.
All they need take is a towel to dry off at the end of the day.
The Centre has a lounge and cafe for relaxing in before or after you’ve been on the water where a variety of snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
The Centre is well suited for disabled access with ramps providing access to both the Centre itself and to the main decking area and jetty. In addition, there are also dedicated disabled toilet facilites. In 2002 the Centre hosted the Disabled European Championships.
Bus D7 from near Dunfermline Town Station to Town Loch. The Centre is also happy to pick people up for a small fee.