If you have been itching to try wakeboarding but don’t wanna appear like a noob in front of your friends, here’s a place in Singapore where you could start learning how to cable ski/wake board on your own.
Located at East Coast Park, Singapore Wake Park is the only cable-ski park here, where you can wakeboard, kneeboard and cable-ski with an overhead running cable system. The systems available are suited for beginners and experienced wakeboarders alike.
Just a background on my aptitude before I went on a trial run at SWP – I have failed terribly at my snowboarding class 2 years ago and merely managed to stand on the water for a short while at my first wakeboarding trip. Nonetheless, I didn’t wanted to give up. Perhaps the System 2.0 at SWP, catered for newbies would help me find my mojo in this sport.
This System 2.0 system is a station for beginners and novice riders to try out the different speeds and gain competence before they graduate to the full-size cable system.
The distance was a short stretch of about 70m. I went a few rounds on a lighter board. It sounded easy enough and I had enough practice in my previous wakeboarding trip.
But boy, I remained a very bad novice and wasn’t able to fully graduate to the full system despite several rides. This was despite some really good advice from the coaches there.
I guess I should not give up and ought to keep trying… and now I have the option to visit Singapore Wake Park to continue my practice. It costs S$40 for an hour and S$120-140 for a full day (details here) to practice and cable-ski equipment, vest as well as helmet are provided. All you need to pack is your shower bag and a padlock for the locker!
I think the SWP is a good place for a day out to ride and people-watch, and it’s something you could do alone if you can’t gather enough friends to share a boat for wakeboarding. There is a decent cafe serving a good variety of food and drinks if you need to take a breather from the rides.
Perhaps this outing wouldn’t be my swan song in wakeboarding!
SINGAPORE WAKE PARK
1206A East Coast Park
Tel: +65 6636 4266