waterskiing

Lessons

We teach Kitesurfing, WaterskiingWakeboardingSlalom skingWakesurfing and Foiling.

If you love the outdoors and water, then kitesurfing and waterskiing is the perfect activity for you.

We at Watersports Warehouse are geared to teach each & everyone of you – from beginners who just want to experience the fun of watersports, right through to the most advanced competitive skier looking to improve their skills.

Our experienced and highly qualified coaches will put together a package to suit your waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakersurfing or foiling needs,

Contact us to start your lessons today!

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What do I do on the day?

Bring sunscreen, water, towel… Arrive 30 minutes before your lesson.

What if the weather is bad on the day?

We will reschedule your lesson if the weather is bad on the day.

Our Cancellation policy?

You will get a full refund of any monies paid, provided you cancel 24 hours before your lesson is due. If you cancel within the 24 hr period your card may be charged a cancellation fee. If you “no show” to your appointment you will be charged the full amount.

Our Instructors

Cameron Rein has over 30 years of tournament water skiing experience. He was the youngest tournament waterskier in the country and has represented South Africa internationally on numerous occasions in tournaments.He is a highly competitive wakeboarder having travelled and competed on the South African Wakeboard Tour for several years.

Cameron began kitesurfing / kiteboarding in 2002 as the sport begun in South Africa. He is now an accomplished kitesurfer and strapless wave rider, plus an accomplished SUPer. He has recently taken up foiling and the new sport of “wing surfing”. All equipment entering Watersports Warehouse gets a thorough test from Cameron!

Simon Fairbank has over 20 years of tournament water skiing experience. He has represented South Africa  internationally in competitions all over the world and has been the South African champion numerous times over the years in various disciplines.

Simon is also a keen kitesurfer and has recently taken up wakesurfing and foiling.

Jamie is an IKO Kitesurfing Instructor with a  BEng Mechanical degree.

qualified mechanical engineer who quit his desk job to pursue his passion, Jamie throws himself into the sky as hard as he hits the water on the way down. After countless splash-downs, he’s learnt that landing without your board is almost as fun as landing with it. He’s a passionate kiter and a patient instructor who’s always just as stoked as his students.

David (“Dassie”) is an IKO Kitesurfing Instructor with a B. Comm finance degree

Named at birth after the majestic South African rock rabbit, Dassie managed a selection of high-profile eateries, coffee bars and organic grocers before switching his taste for fashionable food with a tendency to hurtle skywards. His passion for kiting, conversation and sharing the stoke translates into engaging and entertaining lessons.

Our equipment

All our “lake” lessons take place on an inboard tournament ski boat. We use either a Mastercraft, or a Ski Nautique. The ski boat is configured for both waterski and wakeboarding / wakesurfing. We have a fat sack to produce a great wake to try all your tricks on.

Being a specialist watersports retailer, we stock the latest equipment, so your lessons will only be on state of the art equipment. You will be learning on some of the best equipment from the likes of Ronix, Radar and Connelly for Waterski / Wake and F-One for foils and kiting equipment.

Kitesurfing Questions

We do both group and private lessons.

It generally takes 3 sessions to progress from complete beginner to up and riding on the board, if you are doing private lessons. It normally takes 4 sessions if you do your lessons as part of a group.

You may need an additional session before you can confidently ride both ways, staying upwind, returning to where you launched

Beginner Course Breakdown

Taster Course (2.5 hours)
  • Safety
  • Know your equipment.
  • Basic kite flying (on the beach)
  • Launching / landing your kite (on the beach)
Beginner Course (5 hours)
  • The Starter Course PLUS
  • Water relaunch
  • Self rescue
  • Body dragging without your board
  • Body dragging staying upwind
  • Body dragging with your board
  • Water starting
  • Your first ride on the board.
Full Course (7.5 hours for a Private lesson, 10 hours in a group)
  • The Beginner Course PLUS
  • More Board theory
  • Riding both ways
  • Edging and staying upwind
  • Riding independently

Advanced lessons

We will tailor a course for you. Whether its wave riding boosting high or nailing your first trick we have experienced kiters that will guide you through and get you riding like a pro.

We also do guided downwinders.

Full Rate Card
Private LessonsLengthPP cost
Taster / Refresher course2.5 hours1400
Beginner course5 hours2600
Beginner full course7.5 hours3600
Intermediate / advanced coaching1 hour800
Downwinder2.5 hours1800
Group LessonsLengthPP cost
Beginner taster2.5 hours900
Beginner course5 hours1800
Beginner full course10 hours3200
Downwinder2.5 hours1500
Waterski / Wake / Foil details

Beginner lessons.

Our aim is to get you up and riding on your first lesson. However, everyone learns at their own pace, so it’s impossible to provide any guarantees.

Typically most people take only 1 lesson to get up on 2 ski’s. Wakeboarders and Wakesurfers also tend to get out the water on their first lesson.

Foiling is more complex, and very dependant on what other skills you possess (Kitesurfing, Wakeboarding, etc). But we still aim to get you up and riding on your initial lesson. For this reason these sessions are usually a little longer. We have a variety of foils, boards and wakesurfers to assist and guide you, no matter what your experience

Intermediate and Advanced Lessons. 

We typically run 2 x 15 minute sessions in a intermediate or advanced class. There’s a 5 to 10 minute break in the boat between sessions. This may sound short, and many people have questioned this. You may even ski for longer while doing your normal recreational ski, but trust us – this session will not be your normal session. Our aim is to push you to another level. 15 minutes on the water, is 15 minutes pushing yourself to another level. You will be tired; if you are a beginner, or haven’t skied for a while, you will be sore the next day.