LEARN to ride the wake & surf

What are you doing this afternoon? Why not meet us on the boats to try out one of our several wakeboarding activities for both the brand new and seasoned wakeboarder to have fun behind our boat. Our coaches are there to not just tow you around. They're there to provide individualized instruction tailored to your group's goals and level of riding, from first rides to mastering tricks and skills you might not have known you were capable of. We guarantee everyone will love it (and you’ll be back!).


HOW NLW WAKE EXCURSIONS WORK

Each wake excursion lasts three hours with up to six people on a boat at once under USCG guidelines.  Larger groups easily be accommodated - just give us a call or email us. We bring all required equipment including boards, tubes, water skis, and wetsuits, and customize the excursion to the group's preferred activities. Simply show up with a towel, bathing suit, and sunscreen and let us handle the rest for a fantastic day on the water.


AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES BEHIND OUR BOAT

When you come out for a wake excursion with us, we offer a variety of activities for your family to try.  While setting up your booking, please let us know what activities you’d like to do, and we will be sure to bring the right equipment.

 

Wakeboard Boat

Wakeboarding

Learn how to get up out of the water for the first time and edge effectively to control your direction of travel. Learn to “Load & Pop,” to jump on flat water or to jump the wake. Or learn how to land your first handle pass. We're here to help with all your wake dreams. Specialized boards meant for beginners and intermediate riders are used to make learning easier, and we pride ourselves on our ability to teach almost anyone how to ride a wakeboard confidently.

 

Wakesurfing

Wakesurfing

No waves, No problem! Learn to ride a surfboard behind our boat, how to keep a “Strapless” surfboard on your feet as you get out of the water, or to send huge sprays off the wake. Wakesurfing is apt for advanced beginners and intermediate level riders and is easy to learn. If you would like to wake surf, please be sure to mark “Wake Surfing” on your appointment booking.

 Tubing

Tubing

Who doesn't love flying around on a tube? Next Level boats always have a tube on board, ready to go at all times. Both kids and adults can ride tandem or solo. It is the perfect low impact activity to conclude a lesson after everyone in your group has tried their hand at wakeboarding or for someone who is a bit shy about going into the water and wants to build their water sport confidence.

 Hydrofoiling Behind the Boat

Hydrofoiling

Learn to fly above the water on a board with wings beneath it. Hydrofoiling is an advanced skill that requires prior experience wakeboarding and strong balance and is not appropriate for beginners. Riding a hydrofoil is also one of the coolest feelings ever! If you would like to hydrofoil, please mark “Hydrofoiling” on your appointment booking.

Water Skiing

Water Skiing

While we live to teach board sports, we keep a pair of classic water skis and a slalom ski that all are welcome to use. If you would like to water ski, please mark, “Water Skiing” when booking your water activity session.

Wakeboarding & Tubing FAQ


We get a lot of questions about wake excursions: How do they work? Can young kids wakeboard or tube? Do parents have to be on board? The following are some answers to those questions and more.

Who can come out? - Our wakeboarding activities are truly perfect for all ages and experience levels. We have a range of lifejackets on board that fit passengers of all sizes, from small kids to larger adults. Kids as young as 8 can learn to wakeboard, and your 7- and 6-year-olds can ride the tube with an older sibling or parent and build their comfort in the water.

Do I need to be there? - As long as the kids are old enough, no chaperone or parental presence is necessary. You can drop your kids off with us, take the morning or afternoon for yourself, and pick them up at the end of the lesson. We consider ourselves the most fun babysitters on Nantucket out there!

Does everyone have to ride? Do we have to wakeboard? - Not at all. We frequently have groups and families come out where some observe from the boat while others charge through the water. (We will try our best to tempt you to try though!) Our goal is to make our clients happy doing what they want to do. If you want to skip wakeboarding entirely and go tubing for three hours, we’ll have the tube pumped up when you arrive! Simply let us know what activities your group is looking to do, and we will make it happen.

What if I have a larger group? - We can fit up to six passengers on our boat at once under USCG guidelines. When we have larger groups, we will split the group leaving half the group on the beach and then swap out halfway through the outing to let the second half get a turn. Depending on scheduling, we also have the option to extend to give people more time on the board.

What if my kids have never wakeboarded? - Our specialty is teaching people how to get up for the first time and confidently say they know how to wakeboard for the rest of their lives. While an outing with us is sure to be fun, it provides lifelong skills and confidence.

What kind of boats do you operate? - We run 18 foot Boston Whalers that are perfect for learning and riding behind. At this time, we do not have a wake boat with a tower that throws a 3 foot wake. If you are an advanced wakeboarder, we recommend hydrofoil lessons as it is a skill you transfer to when you ride behind larger boats.


We consider a wake excursion with NLW to be a great and memorable way for your family to get out on the water and see a different side of your vacation spot. The waters in which we operate are our home, and we'd love to give you a VIP guided tour. Plus, unlike a sailing or boat tours, we'll be sure to wear out any of those active kids of yours, making sure they sleep like a rock after!


  • Wakeboarding
  • Tubing
  • Strapless Surfboard
  • Hydrofoil
  • Water Ski

If your group is larger than six, we have found the best way to ensure everyone has the best experience is to split the group up. We can run shuttle trips to bring everyone to a beach and then take turns rotating riders and people on the boat. If you have a large group and prefer not to split time, we also have two other boats that could be booked in tandem as well!


Yes! Your excursion is completely custom. Once on the boat, please notify your coach what you would like to do and if any preferences of where to go. Based on the current conditions, our staff will work with you to come up with a safe plan to make sure everyone has an epic time on the water!


  • Water
  • Snack (i.e. granola bar, apple)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Appropriate Waterwear for the Day (i.e. sunshirt, wetsuit, wetsuit top) If you don't have one, no worries. Please tell your instructor when they reach out prior to your lesson that you’d like to borrow one
  • A bag or backpack for valuables

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