David, Cooper and staff were EXCELLENT with instruction and patience! It really didn't take too long to get the hang of it, but I do suggest an hour session your first time. SO MUCH FUN! I would definitely do this again. In fact, we talked all the way home about which of our friends to bring back. Having the Miami skyline in the background made this even better. If you've ever tried wakeboarding, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, you'll pick it up in minutes. GREAT, GREAT FUN!