PORTSMOUTH WAKEBOARD PARK
Tucked away in the moat at Hilsea is the South Coast Wake Park, with a 2 tower Sesitec System 2.0 cable wakeboard run.
The cable wakeboarding system is said to be one of the easiest ways to learn wakeboarding as it can be accurately controlled by the operator to suit the needs of each individual user. The run has a cable stretched between two towers which is used to pull the wakeboarder along from above without the need for a tow boat. The speed of the tow is controlled by an operator on the bank who can adjust the speed to match the boarders skill and experience and stop the cable as soon as required.
The cable wakeboard run at Hilsea is 200m long, the longest on the south coast and one of the longest in the UK. If you are feeling really ambitious the wakeboard park has variety of ramps and rails to practice your tricks and jumps. By turning at the end of each run the boarder can enjoy an almost limitless run, dependent on skill and experience of course.
South Coast H2O also offer a variety of other water sports at Hilsea including:
• Stand Up Paddle Boarding
The park offers courses and taster sessions for all of the different water sports run by fully trained instructors and the park is a member of the appropriate Governing Bodies such as the British Waterski and Wakeboard Federation, British Stand Up Paddle Association and the British Canoe Union.
There is a fully stocked shop with specialist wakeboarding equipment, paddle boards, water sports safety equipment, wetsuits and general leisure wear. For water sports courses and taster sessions all of the necessary equipment and safety items such as bouyancy aids, lifejackets are supplied and wetsuits can also be hired. So this is a great place to go if you want to try out some of these water sports without needing to invest straight away in all of the equipment and gear.
SOUTH COAST WAKE PARK DETAILS:
Address: Hilsea Lido, London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9RP
Telephone: 07925 288441
Website: South Coast Wake Park
Bookings can be made directly via the website or by phone.
To access Hilsea Lido by car you need to turn left off of London Road into the bus lanes under the pedestrian footbridge. Take care as buses will be maneuvering, then turn left into the Hilsea Lido site, it is signposted for guidance.