What we offer

Kirby’s School of Wake provides many opportunities for everyone to participate and get the most of their time on the water. From wakeboarding to wakesurfing, individuals to groups, first-timers to experts, and even tubing. We are a one-stop-shop for all of your watersports entertainment. At Kirby’s School of Wake you’ll find professional service & coaching, a family-friendly environment, safe licensed boat drivers, and top-of-the-line wakeboarding boats & equipment.

Teaching wakesurfing in Fort Myers, Florida

Lessons on the School of Wake Boat

This is the most effective way to push your riding. Lessons are done on top-of-the-line Malibu/Axis boats provided by Stateamind Watersports.  These boats create a safe atmosphere for learning at all skill levels. Lessons are done at a flat, hourly rate. All equipment is provided including use of BbTalkin’, our Bluetooth Intercom System, lifejackets, wakeboards, wake surfers and more. Customers are welcome to bring their own equipment or can use ours. We can even bring the boat by water to you for a small travel fee – contact for more information.

$250 per hour, weekday / $280 per hour, weekend

*Book four or more hours & save $50*


Lessons on Your Wake Boat

Do you have your own wake specific boat? Book a session in the comfort of your own boat. Bring your boat to our location or bring a coach to you for a small travel fee. Vessels MUST be a watersports specific boat according to our safety policy to ensure a high quality lesson. Customer boat lessons are offered Monday through Friday at an hourly rate, a two-hour minimum is required. Contact for questions or special requests. Equipment is provided upon request.

$220 per hour (Two Hour Minimum Required)

Bring a Coach to You Travel Fee: $2.50 per mile from Iguana (Missouri)

For Travel Lesson Requests outside the Ozarks, message for details

Wakeboarding & Wakesurfing at Esplanade Lake Club

Lessons At Esplanade Lake Club

Attention ALL Esplanade Lake Club Members, Kirby’s School of Wake is bringing the ultimate watersports experience to your community! No longer do you have to look out at the lake wishing you could be out on the water wakeboarding and surfing. Now all you have to do is book a session with Kirby and he will bring the boat and gear to you for a fun day on the water with your friends and family. There is a four-hour minimum for Kirby to bring the boat to Lake Como.

If you are looking to book a shorter session you can Click Here to subscribe to the Esplanade Wake Club form so that you will be notified when shorter session times are available.

$250 per hour (Six-Hour Minimum Required)

Travel Fee: $500 (This fee will be split between all the groups that book a session on the day of your lesson)  

Empower others through wakeboarding & wakesurfing

Bring a Coach to Your Lake

Don’t live near a Kirby’s School of Wake location? No worries, we can travel! Hire us to come do lessons with you on your boat, with your crew, and on your lake. How great does that sound! This gives you the opportunity to be totally in your comfort zone as you get pro level wakeboard or wakesurf instruction behind your boat. It also allows the coach to observe every aspect of your boating environment to ensure you are getting the absolute best experience every time you hit the water.

Day Rate: $2000 (eight hours, $250 per hour)

Travel Fee: $2.50 per mile from Iguana Marine Group (Missouri)

Additional Expenses: Flights and accommodations if necessary + $600 for travel only days

Wakeboat driving lessons

Boat Driving Instruction

Enter the world of towed watersports with confidence in our boat driving lessons. If you are new to boating or just getting started with your first watersports boat, let us help ease the learning curve. Instruction covers everything you’ll need to know from tips for safe driving and docking techniques, boat and rider settings, and basic boating protocol. This is a great way to introduce a new driver to the responsibilities of being behind the wheel in a low-pressure environment that is sure to be educational and fun.

Hourly Rate: $200 per hour (Two-hour Minimum Required)

Bring a Coach to You Travel Fee: $2.50 per mile from Iguana (Missouri)

Customer Boats Must be Watersports Specific

Kids Camp in Lake of The Ozarks

Day Camps

Day Camps are great way to push your riding and have fun with other students. Students also gain value insight by watching and listening to other riders as they are coached. Students are given the opportunity to ride behind the best wakeboarding boat and try the latest Ronix wakeboards. Day Camps are held multiple Friday’s throughout summer. Book morning, afternoon or both to spend the whole day with Kirby’s School of Wake. Find scheduled dates and registration on the “upcoming events” page.

$100 per 20-minute session; $10 lunch (optional)

Awakin Faith & Leadership camp at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

AWAKIN Faith & Leadership Camp

Campers of any ability level, ages eight to 18 have the opportunity to wakeboard or wake surf at this special camp. AWAKIN your passion, purpose and potential at this three day, day camp. Camp includes five, 30-minute riding sessions, lunch, equipment (if needed), special speakers, a finale personal best contest, leadership and team building, a service activity and great fellowship. This is a special opportunity to learn valuable life lessons and enjoy spending time with friends on the water!


Early Bird Pricing: $750

A mom learning how to wakeboard for the first time

All Girls Wake Session

Attention ladies! Join us for the Kirby’s School of Wake all girls wake sessions. This is a great opportunity to learn to ride for the first time, improve your skills or even pick up some boat driving tips to get more comfortable behind the wheel. Participants may wakeboard or wakesurf or even spilt their time doing a little bit of both. So come on out and enjoy a morning on the water with the ladies. Space is limited to six participants.



Video Trick Analysis

Need help accomplishing a wakeboarding or wakesurfing trick, but don’t live near one of our Kirby’s School of Wake locations? No problem! Receive a private and personalized, video trick analysis by Kirby himself virtually!

Single Trick Analysis = $30/trick

Generalized Riding Analysis = $60 (submit a 2-5 minute video and Coach Kirby will give you general overall advice in regards to form and technique)

10 Trick Package = $250 (pay upfront and receive the ability to have up to ten tricks reviewed.)

Trampoline lessons for wakeboarding

Trampoline Lessons

Are you interested in increasing your air awareness and learning skills to help make your wakeboarding smoother and your time on the water more efficient? Join us for a lesson on an olympic style trampoline or work with us on the trampoline gym. This is a great way to safely practice skills like spins and inverts before taking them to the water. Coach Kirby will teach you basic skills and safety tips as you warm up leading into techniques specific to what you’re wanting to learn, practicing your skills, body movements, and balance.

$150 per hour

Wakeboarding lessons at revolution Cable Park

Lessons at Revolution Cable Park

If you are visiting Fort Myers, Florida and want to enhance your wakeboarding experience, look no further. Book a lesson with us to ride at Revolution Cable Park, Fort Myers’ only full cable park. A cable park is a lake that uses a cable system to pull riders around the lake. They also set up obstacles for more advanced riders. With the help of BbTalkin’ Intercom, Coach Kirby can help guide you through the park for the first time or talk you through more advanced tricks. Kirby also can ride doubles with you to help aid your learning

$150 per hour (Cable Pass NOT Included)