Austin now has its first ever cable wakeboarding park! If you haven’t been, you really need to try it out! It is a great experience for every skill level, from beginner to expert.
Quest ATX opened its doors in September of last year and has been fully up and running this summer, including morning day camps every week from 9am – 1pm.
Located in Southeast Austin, sort of near Circuit of the Americas, this 130 acre park is a great place to spend the day!
Quest ATX invited us out to try their facility and we finally got out there this week.
We had never been wakeboarding before; in fact the kids had never been water skiing, snowboarding or even snow skiing before. What can I say, we are a family of scuba divers and tend to spend a lot more time under the water than on it ;o)
So this was a totally new experience for us!
In addition to their wakeboarding cable park, they have a nice area for picnics, or just sitting in the shade of an umbrella and enjoying watching the other skiers
My youngest son tried wakeboarding a couple of times. And then later in the day he also tried kneeboarding.
After awhile, he decided he preferred just hanging out in the water and watching the other skiers go by.
My older son, however, was a lot more determined. He tried non-stop for a good two hours. Finally on his second to last run, he was able to get up for a short run!
Unfortunately, I was so busy cheering that I forgot to take a photo :o)
Now that he’s got the knack of it, he is dying to go back and try it again!
Tips and Thoughts
* They have a beginner hour everyday from 12pm – 1pm (M-F) or Saturday 10-11am . During beginner hour they slow the cable down which makes it easier to get up. If you have not been cable wakeboarding before, I would highly suggest trying to arrive at the earlier hour.
* There are still some spots available for the week long youth (6 – 16) camps that look like a lot of fun. They run from 9am – 1pm Monday thru Friday and will teach your child to wakerboard, water ski, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking!
* There are some snacks and cold drinks on site, but if you plan to spend the day, pack a picnic lunch to bring with you!
* Their rates are very reasonable. $30 for two hours or $35 for four hours, plus a $5 helmet rental fee. Children under 17 are half off. There is also currently a groupon available for $45 for four hours for two people.