Wakeboarding for kids
Living on a tropical island like Singapore should ideally entail lots of sun, sand, and sea. If getting wet and wild is your kind of weekend, here are our picks on the best wakeboarding for kids in Singapore, and tips on where to go to wakeboard with your water babies in tow. Zoom over for a frothy good time now!
Extreme Sports & Marketing
This outfit’s got loads of experience helping young learners get familiar with wakeboarding (think 35 years’ worth of teaching). While info is a little scant online, we recommend you join the beginner’s course (kids should be 10 years old and above) to get inside tips and tricks from champion wakeboarders.
Extreme Sports & Marketing, p. 6344 8813, e. [email protected]. Rates are $130-$150/hour for one boat. Beginner’s course is $150 per person for 4 lessons.
Adrenalin junkies young and old will have a blast here. Breathe in salty sea air and let your little ones find their sea legs at Maxout Hydrosports, which offers great boat packages for big groups. All you need to cruise those waves like a pro: lots and lots of gumption. Maxout Hydrosports, 10 Tuas West Drive, Raffles Marina, Singapore 638404, p. 6869 2291, e. [email protected]. Rates are $280 for 4 hours (5 riders max) and $600 for 4 hours (6 riders max).
Looking for a sleek powerboat to make you glide across the water like it’s effortless? Pick a pretty ride at Ryders, which lets you choose powerboats of varying sizes and costs. Students get a pretty good discount too – sweet.
Ryders@Ponggol, Marina Country Club, 600 Punggol 17th Avenue, Singapore 829734, p. 6386 3891, e. [email protected]. Rates are $110-$130 (weekdays) and $120-$140 (weekends), and students pay $90/hour. Equipment is provided.
If you’re not too keen on being at the mercy of a high-powered speedboat, try cable skiing at East Coast Park. Hit top speeds of up to 58km/hour and do some fancy flips to get the crowd clapping. Grab a beer to cool off at the nearby bar and some yummy chow if you’re low on fuel. Kids should be at least 7 years old and above 1.2 metres to participate.
Ski360degree, 1206A East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449891, p. 6442 7318, e. [email protected]. Get a 1-hour ski pass for $38 (weekdays) or $50 (weekends). Rent a wakeboard for $5 per hour.
First-timers experiencing the jitters will be well taken care of by the folks at Wake Pirates. With careful guidance and instructions, you’ll be able to conquer those killer waves by the end of your session. A perfect choice for quality family time in a tranquil locale, we say!
Wake Pirates, SAF Yacht Club, Sembawang Clubhouse, 43 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759962, p. 9845 7452, e. [email protected]. Rates are $90/hour (weekdays) and $100/hour (weekends). Equipment rental is also provided.
Be a wild ‘un on the water with the powerboats from Wake Time. Skid, splash and slide to your heart’s content under the careful supervision of your instructors, who will guide you on proper techniques to gear up for your ride. For the more adventurous types, you’ll get to learn how to execute a heelside jump or boardslide.
Wake Time Wakeboarding, Marina Country Club, 600 Punggol 17th Avenue, Singapore 829734, p. 6387 1997, e. [email protected]. Rates are from $120/hour.