Frequently asked questions
Why Cable Wakeboarding ?
Due to the surface area of a wakeboard it is the easiest version of “waterskiing” to teach at very slow and safe speeds.
When a rider falls they don’t have to deal with retrieving skis, which is a common occurrence behind the boat.
There is virtually unlimited potential for progression. Unless you give up you will find success at Boarder Pass, and be on your way to learning new skills in a hurry.
What is Cable Wakeboarding VS Boat Wakeboarding or Waterskiing ?
Cable WAKEBOARDING is very similar to Boat WAKEBOARDING but rather than riders being pulled by a motorboat, they are pulled by a unique electric-powered cable system. Our cable systems are designed by our industry partner Sesitec who have revolutionized how accessible, affordable and enjoyable wakeboarding and waterskiing can be for any urban and rural community in Canada. A Sesitec cable system give us the ability to tow riders around almost any size body of water in a safe and controlled manner.
A Sesitec cable system makes learning to wakeboard easy and playful. The system operates on the same concept as the common "T-Bar" system used for winter ski lifts, with a few important design alterations. It works by creating an upwards pull which enables effortless starts and has proven to provide an easy learning curve for beginners. With its continuous smooth ride and strong tension, it also allows advanced riders to progress water tricks or improve their rail-riding skills rapidly. Cables are erected 8 - 12 meters above the water's surface and riders are pulled with a variable speed electric motor capable of maintaining speeds up to 40 km/h.
Is Cable Wakeboarding Easy ?
Easy or Hard are relative terms based on every individual.
The cable system is so easy to learn on that we have instructed over 30,000 + lessons with a 99% success rate in 9 years.
Is Cable Wakeboarding Environmentally Friendly ?
Our systems can be setup and removed without causing any lasting affects on the natural environment and without leaving any waste. Most importantly, with no boat, there is no risk of oil or fuel contamination to our valued lakes and rivers. The electric drive motor and the cable system also creates almost no noise (55db - less than a human voice).
Do I Need a Reservation ?
No but it is recommended. Especially on weekends.
What is the age requirement ?
While we do not have a hard age requirement, typically 6 years old is a good age to get started.
Do I have to wear a life jacket and helmet ?
While cable watersports are very safe, at Boarder Pass we require every rider to wear the proper safety equipment (Canadian Coast guard approved life jacket & water sports specific helmet). If you do not own your own gear, don't worry, we have some for you!
Do I Need To Sign A Waiver ?
All riders must sign a waiver, but only need to do so once per season. Please save time at the park by doing downloading our waiver and filling it prior to arrival. Parents/legal guardians must sign for children under the age of 18. No exceptions.
Do You Have Rental Gear ?
We have everything you need to get out on the water and have an awesome day.
Rental items include Coast Gaurd approved life vest, helmet, and wakeboards.
The cost is $5 per item or $10 for all 3.
Can I Bring My Own Equipment ?
Of course you can!
Please note that if you choose to bring your own equipment, you must wear a helmet & life vest.
If you refuse, you will not be allowed to ride.
The Boarder Pass staff retains the right to determine the suitability of your equipment for our facilities.
Rental equipment is available in cases of refusal.
We do not pre charge for a bookings. Our hope is to be gracious and understanding but also do not want to turn other customers away if you are not going to show up. Please give us at least 24 hours notice for a cancelled booking. If you need to cancel please clink the link provided in your confirmation email rather than calling in. If a customer is a repeated no-show we reserve the right to pre charge for sessions. In the event of weather or a mechanical issue we make every effort to notify our customers ASAP. Please stay in touch on social media and call if you have any concern about your booking because of weather.