ABOUT OUR WAKEBOARD TOUR
Wakeboard is a radical water sport practiced on a board, similar to a Snowboard board, in which the participant is towed by a boat or a Jet Ski with the aid of a cable and a lever. Taking advantage of the waves left by the boat, the athlete performs maneuvers as he is pulled, jumping from one side to the other.
Besides the speed achieved by the boat, it is possible to make several fabulous maneuvers, making the sport more fun and radical. Even those who have never done wakeboarding can do it, as it is a sport for all ages and difficulty level is proportional to the type of maneuver that you want to do.
In general, wakeboarding is easy and anyone can learn, including those who have never practiced, or even who can not swim, as our safety equipment also includes a lifejacket.
The best place to practice wakeboarding is in calm water with no waves, so we offer wakeboard in Canal da Barra, when tide is entering, because it's when the water is super clean and crystalline. We also offer wakeboard in Niterói city on several beaches, including oceanic beaches, which are cleaner.
All the places where we offer wakeboard tour have incredible landscapes, with a privileged vision of Sugar Loaf, for example, and also for some islands.
A LITTLE OF WAKEBOARD HISTORY IN THE WORLD
It was invented in the United States and initially practiced with a surfboard with anchorages. It emerged as an alternative for surfers in the days of few waves, more precisely in 1.979, when North American Tony Finn invented "skurfing", this sport embryo.
This practice soon became popular all over the world, including in Brazil. From then on, new models were built and perfected until the arrival of Hyper XP, in 1.988. Hyper XP is board created by American Herb O Brien and Hawaiian Eric Perez, capable of allowing greater speed and greater maneuvers use. With this board, Perez became a world champion.
HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR WAKEBOARD TOUR
We have daily departures to Wakeboard tour and you can choose the best date for you.
We need at least 02 people. If you are alone, join a group.
To schedule, click on "RESERVE" button and fill in the short form.
After completing, you will be directed to payment page and must pay the amount of R$120,00 per person (our reservation fee is 30% of the amount charged on the tour – per person). In the case of a 2 people group scheduling, it should be paid the amount of R$270,00.
Please read and agree to our terms and conditions, then click SUBMIT. Reservation must be paid by credit card (PayPal) or by account deposit (only for people who have a Brazilian account). The rest of the amount must be paid in cash, directly to the responsible guide at the tour beginning. We usually need at least 48 hours notice to schedule this tour. If the chosen date does not appear on our reservation calendar, send us an email requesting availability. If you wish to pay full amount in advance, we can send you an invoice via PayPal. Payment must be made no later than 72 hours before the tour date.
We do not charge any fee to receive on Pay Pal!
We do not operate this tour during Carnival season, on holidays sundays,
December 25th, December 31st and January 1st.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT WAKEBOARD
- Contraindicated activity for people with health problems.
- Not recommended for people weighing more than 130 kg.
- Contraindicated activity for people who wear shoes larger than 43 (due to the boot size)
- Schedule can be changed due to weather conditions or any other reason judged necessary by the instructor.
- Do not drink alcohol or use drugs before the activity. Wear non-loose bathing suits.
In case of large goups, with 05 or more people, the amount charged becomes R$400,00 per person.
02 people - If you are traveling alone, we can try to fit you into other groups. If you want to do it alone, without a group fit, it will be charged the amount of R$400,00.
- 02 people - R$450,00 per person
- 03 people - R$440,00 per person
- 04 people - R$430,00 per person
Meeting at the hotel - Travel to Barra da Tijuca Canal and Restinga de Marambaia - Briefing on wakeboarding and equipment use - Use of equipment for 30 minutes - Return trip to the hotel.
3 hours – round trip.
SUGGESTED BEGINNING TIME
Light clothing, bathing suits, sunscreen and sneakers (not allowed to wear sandals), non-waterproof cameras are not recommended. Bring a towel, extra clothes and shoes to change after the tour.
- Round trip transportation
- Bilingual accredited guide
- Wakeboard equipment rent (30 minutes)
RIDE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Food and Beverages.