Looking for the perfect place to go wakeboarding? Here’s our comprehensive list of the best (mostly kid-friendly) places to wakesurf or wakeboard in Singapore!
If you’re a thrill-seeker or just looking to try something new, wakeboarding in Singapore is a fun sport that keeps you cool in the scorching heat! Did you know that Singapore is one of the few places in the world where you can wakeboard all year round? So why not gather your family, learn how to wakeboard, and plan a fun day out at sea? Who knows, you might just find your next hobby!
How old do kids need to be to be able to wakeboard?
It’s always advisable to be water confident before doing any sports in the open water – so as long as your child can swim well and can follow instructions they should be good to wakeboard. Different wake board centres have different minimum age requirements so always call ahead. You will be wearing a life jacket when wakeboarding in the open seas as well as in the sheltered lagoon wake space at Singapore Wake Park at East Coast.
Wakesurfing vs wakeboarding in Singapore
The key difference between wakeboarding and wakesurfing is that for wakeboarding, you hold onto a boat-towed rope or a cable skiing style rope (eg at Singapore Wake Park) throughout the duration of the ride. In wakesurfing, you will release the rope to ride out or ‘surf’ a wake.
Ready to get planning? Here’s where to go wakeboarding in Singapore:
1. Absolute Beach Boys: wakeboarding for beginners
Instructors at Absolute Beach Boys began offering wakeboarding and wakesurfing lessons over twenty years ago! They pride themselves in the step-by-step approach to help beginners master the techniques of wakeboarding as soon as possible. So if you’ve never touched a wakeboard but are eager to learn, the instructors here will be happy to teach you the ropes! Click here to book.
How much: from $160/hr
Can kids wakeboard? Kids should be 8 years old and above to start wakeboarding.
Absolute Beach Boys, 11 Northshore Drive, Marina Country Club, Singapore 828670 & 43 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759962, Tel: (+65) 9382 3480, absolutebeachboys.com
2. Edge Wakeboarding
Instructors at Edge Wakeboarding boast an average of 10 years of experience in wakeboarding and competing over the years. Rather than being technical about the sport, they believe in the ‘feel of it’. Their unique philosophy has helped newbies master wakeboarding in a shorter amount of time. And regardless of skill level, they make sure that you have a good time! Click here to book.
How much: from $150/hr
Can kids wakeboard? Yes! Kids as young as 4 years old can wakeboard if they are water confident.
Edge Wakeboarding, 11 Northshore Drive, Marina Country Club, Singapore 828670, Tel: (+65) 6386 6634, edgewake.com
3. Maxout Hydrosports: wakeboarding for kids
Maxout Hydrosports has been helping riders hit the waves since 1997. It was founded by two friends who wanted to give people an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend time in nature. Whether you want to wakeboard, wakeskate or wake surf, their friendly instructors will make sure you have a good time!
How much: from $120/hr
Can kids wakeboard? Yes! Call to check the age requirements.
Maxout Hydrosports, 10 Tuas West Dr, Singapore 638404, Tel: (+65) 9737 7577, www.maxouthydrosports.com
4. Ryders Singapore: wakeboarding with veterans
Whether you’re an expert on the waves or want to try wakeboarding for the first time, Ryders Singapore guarantees a good time! They are the pioneers of wakeboarding in Singapore and are known for their relaxed, no-pressure coaching style. They provide instructions, equipment, life vests and an ice box for drinks to keep you cool and hydrated while wakeboarding. They even have a Mandarin-speaking coach if you need one. Click here to book.
How much: $150/hr (smaller boat for beginners) & $190/hr (bigger boat for beginner to advanced); minimum 1.5hr for 2 pax
How many people per boat: maximum 5 passengers, excluding the captain/coach
Can kids wakeboard? Yes, but kids must be at least 6 years old.
Ryders Singapore, 11 Northshore Drive, Marina Country Club, Singapore 828670, Tel: (+65) 9189 5957, www.rydersatponggol.com
5. Singapore Wake Park: wakeboarding in a lagoon
If you’re looking for a safe place to go wakeboarding in Singapore, then look no further! Singapore Wake Park is built in a small lagoon at Singapore East Coast Park, which makes it a safe environment for beginners and experienced riders. There are three cable systems for different levels, one of which caters to riders as young as six years old! Click here to book!
How much: from $50/hr.
Can kids wakeboard too? Yes! Kids as young as 6 years old can wakeboard.
Singapore Wake Park, 1206A East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449891, Tel: (+65) 6636 4266, singaporewakepark.com
6. SurfnWake: a first-class wake surfing experience
If you’re looking for a greater adrenaline kick, then wake surfing might be for you! Yen from SurfnWake is a wakesurfing instructor who has helped newbies and experienced riders have a blast on the waves (with no strings attached, literally!). He boasts a world-class Wakesurf boat that will give you an unforgettable wakesurfing experience. You don’t even need surfing experience; just be ready to have a good time! Click here to book.
How much: from $460 for 2 hours
Can kids wakeboard too? Yes, as long as they are water confident and can follow instructions!
SurfnWake, 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670, Tel: (+65) 9855 6623, surfnwake.com
7. Suter WakePro: wakeboarding with a pro
Coach Suter Tan started wakeboarding in 1995 and competed in the Asian X Games and the Asian Wakeboard Pro Tour. He’s been coaching for over two decades! His vision is to tap into his wealth of wakeboarding experience and skills to groom the next generation of riders. So if you’re keen to learn from a wakeboard pro, Coach Suter is the one to call! Click here to book.
How much: $360 for 2 hours (minimum booking duration)
Family promo: 10% off for a family of four (minimum 2 adults + 2 kids)
Can kids wakeboard? Yes! Kids must be at least 7 years old.
Suter WakePro, 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670, Tel: (+65) 9742 7201, www.sutertan.com
8. The Wake Collective: wakeboarding for fun
The Wake Collective offers wake-sports related activities for everyone! Whether you’re a pro at wakeboarding or you’ve never even touched a wakeboard before, the friendly instructors will be happy to guide you and make sure you have a blast on the waters. If their testimonials are anything to go by, you might come back for more!
How much: $170/hr
Can kids wakeboard? Yes! Kids must be at least 4 years old and be able to understand and follow instructions.
The Wake Collective, 11 Northshore Drive, Marina Country Club, Singapore 828670, Tel: (+65) 9752 0552 www.facebook.com/thewakecollective
9. Wakemusters: wakeboarding with the best waves
The five coaches at Wakemusters have spent over 6,000 hours on the water. They are passionate about giving you the best wakeboarding experience ever and promise premium equipment for a day of fun. Their boats are specifically tuned to produce the cleanest and biggest waves on the water to leave you with all smiles after your wakeboarding session. Click here to book.
How much: $250/hr for a wakesurf session with a dedicated coach
Can kids wakeboard too? Yes! They have coached kids as young as 5 years old.
Wakemusters, 1 Yishun Street 23, #07-12, Singapore 768441 (HQ) & 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670 (School of Wakesurf), Tel: (+65) 9048 7060, wakemusters.com
10. Wake Pirates: waterboarding in deep water
Instructors at Wake Pirates tailor each session according to your needs and ability. So, if you’re wakeboarding for the first time, don’t worry! You don’t even need to bring your own wakeboarding gear. They will provide all of the latest equipment for you to get started. Simply come dressed for water, bring your favourite drinks, and slather on some sunscreen. Then leave the rest to them!
How much: from $120/hr (regular boat) & $150/hr (big boat)
Can kids wakeboard too? Yes! Call to check minimum age requirement.
Wake Pirates, 43 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759962, Tel: (+65) 9845 7452, wakepirates.com
11. WakePit: wakeboarding with a pro
Frankie, an experienced wakeboarder with many titles under his belt, fell in love with wakeboarding in 1999. He founded WakePit with the desire to share his love and passion for wakeboarding with others. Both wakeboarding coaching and equipment will be provided, so all you have to do is show up ready to have a good time!
How much: $150/hr (min. booking of 2 hours for 2 or more people)
Can kids wakeboard too? Yes! They have to be at least 4 years old and 1.1 metres tall. They should also be water confident and able to follow instructions.
WakePit, 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670, Tel: (+65) 8820 6335, www.wakepit.com
12. Wake Time: extreme wakeboarding
Looking for a wake park with the latest equipment? Wake Time has the latest series of Mastercraft Wakeboard Boats and equipment to make sure that you have a blast wakeboarding. They focus on teaching you a safe, fun and quick way to take your wakeboarding skills to the next level (even if you’ve been wakeboarding before!).
How much: from $180/hr
Can kids wakeboard too? Yes! Kids must be at least 6 years old.
Wake Time, 11 Northshore Drive, Singapore 828670, Tel: (+65) 8333 7666, waketime.com.sg