Surf Starters
Surf Starters
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Surfing & Windsurfing • Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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We created Surf Starters to help beginner wakesurfers own the wake. And we've expanded to offer eFoil demos too. Our Rapid Ride™ method is an all-in-one recipe for success. SurfStarters is located on on Walloon Lake, Michigan. When you start your day with Surf Starters, you can maximize your time (and fun) out on the water.
Walloon Lake, Michigan
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JESSE L
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Solo
Yesterday I had the pleasure of learning how to ride the Lift e-Foul Surfboard with Ben Newman. Ben was informative, patient, attentive, experienced and made me feel totally at ease on the water. Within no time I was up and surfing with total confidence. I had so much fun riding the surfboard, I highly recommend this as one of your northern Michigan summer activities on Walloon Lake and Ben would be my fist choice as you instructor.
Written July 5, 2021
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Jackson
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Lake Walloon is a gorgeous summer paradise! Aside from the amazing view and cozy lakeside venues, I loved learning to wake surf on the water! I could not have had a more patient and determined instructor than Ben Newman. He is definitely a master of the craft, and made sure I wouldn’t leave the lake without getting some serious time up on the board. I even know some cool new tricks! I have no doubts about going back and taking more lessons!
Written May 18, 2021
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Jaspar A
1 contribution
Jul 2020
Phenomenal experience! Ben Newman is super kind, helpful, and patient with his students. It took me far less time than anticipated to actually get up on the board thanks to his teaching. 100% recommend for anyone looking for a fun outdoor activity at Walloon Lake!
Written May 23, 2021
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Seth C
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Ben and Aden are the best coaches out there for Wake Surfing. Always wanted to try this activity and was so grateful I got them to teach me. At first it was hard, but with their good advice and patience I was able to let go of that rope in no time!!!
Written April 21, 2021
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Jish S
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
My daughter and I had a great time at our lesson with Ben. He was encouraging and patient - provided helpful guidance both onshore and in the water. We look forward to taking another lesson with Ben in the future and if you are considering it - go for it!!
Written August 6, 2022
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GreenVanDad
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Jun 2021 • Friends
What a great couple of young guys! Ben and Aden worked with us over the course of a week and got everybody up behind the boat wake surfing between the ages of 6 and 51. Five people total varying experience from some water skiers Jennifer John Robbie Courtney Margot and Coleman all thank you.
Written July 4, 2021
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We had such a great time helping everyone find success out on the water! Hope to surf with you next summer :)
Written July 5, 2021
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Barton C
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Had a blast learning to wake surf with Ben. Very knowledgeable and professional. A must for anyone interested in learning to wake surf and Walloon is a beautiful spot.
Written July 18, 2022
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Joshua G
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Had a great lesson with Ben. He's a great coach and great person. The best part was that we had about 4 beginners and he was able to provide unique advise to us all.
Written July 28, 2021
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Mark W
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Amazing session with Ben! He is so organized and methodical about teaching E Foiling. He really makes it do-able and fun. Can't believe my son was up and foiling in his first session! He LOVED it!
Written July 22, 2021
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HRZNJB
Philadelphia, PA23 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We had been struggling to figure this out. It seemed so easy but it wasn’t. Ben gave us practical tips on foot position, body form and balance. And I was up on my third try. Not only did we learn to wake surf but he gave us tips on driving a surfer and keeping everyone safe. In the end we were not only successful but more confident too!

We are planning to brush up on our skills with Ben this summer.
Written April 21, 2021
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