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Personal Best Contest – Kirby’s School of Wake

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Have you ever wished you could show off all that you’ve learned this summer? Know what it’s like to compete in wakeboarding? Meet other School of Wake students? Here is your opportunity!

IMG_7173Kirby’s School of Wake is hosting its sixth annual wakeboarding contest on Saturday, September 21st. The contest is open to all ages and ability levels and features Kirby’s signature contest format. Riders are judged on how close they get to accomplishing their predetermined, personal best on their wakeboard. Accomplish your personal best to be crowned the winner of your division.

At Kirby’s School of Wake we are all about progress over perfection. This is our way to encourage our students to showcase what progress they’ve made over the summer rather than just comparing their skills to others.

“What is a run?”  A run is a list of specific tricks each rider plans to perform in order. (The number of required tricks for each division is listed below.)


Please bring your wakeboard and lifejacket if you have one. Also good things to bring: towel, camera, snacks, and floaties. If you don’t have a wakeboard or jacket, please email Sydney at and we can bring equipment for you.


Evaluate the Kirby’s School of Wake Achievement Program to determine your skill level. Click HERE to view the achievement levels. Your color coordinates with a division and its respective number of required tricks below.

  1. Beginner Wakeboard: Blue (4 tricks)
  2. Intermediate Wakeboard: Green (6 tricks)
  3. Expert Wakeboard: Orange, Silver, and Gold (8 tricks)
  4. Wake Surf Division: All Ability Levels


The contest takes place out in Long Cove (where we normally do our lessons). We encourage our customers to boat out, tie up off to the side, and enjoy the day on the water! We will also have the Iguana Party Barge available for those who don’t have access to a boat (space is limited and you may want to bring a lawn chair for added seating). We will also be serving up some complimentary snacks and water on board the Party Barge as a thank you to our customers for a great summer!

Practice Rides and Check-in will be at Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach.


To register, purchase a ticket for each participant on the bottom of this page. Participants may compete in both the wakeboarding and wakesurfing division. Please have your liability waiver, photo release, and trick list when checking in the day of the event.

Spend the day hanging out with us even if you don’t plan to participate. Awards will be given on the Party Barge following the competition out in the cove.


Contestants have the option to take a 15-minute lesson with Kirby. This can be done from 8:00am-1:00pm the morning of the contest. Kirby will also help riders construct their runs for the contest during this time. Please email Sydney if you plan to participate in the practice.

Cost: $30


8:00am – 1:00pm: Discounted Lessons/Practice Riders at Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach

1:30pm – 1:50: Check-in with Sydney at Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach

2:00pm: Head to the Cove

2:30pm: Contest Begins in Long Cove



September 21, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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