I recently took two of my children (ages 8 and 13) to Wake Nation. The staff got them equipped and out on the water in a very short time. Once on the water, our instructor was very patient and helpful with my kids. My 8-year old caught on very quickly, but my 13-year old struggled. The instructor did a nice job of being positive and constructive...soon both kids were wake boarding with confidence. Beginner or experienced, Wake Nation has something for everyone.
This is a great place to learn to water ski or wake board because the cables pull you up and out of the water unlike a boat which pulls you parallel to the water. I would recommend filling out the required waiver online before your visit to expedite your start-up time. I would also recommend the 2-hour session as a good purchase for beginners.
I wish we lived closer so we could return to Wake Nation often.