If you're looking to learn something new, RideLKN Wake and Surf Co is for you! Their wakeboarding and wakesurfing lessons, tubing, private cruising charters, and kids' summer camps ensure there is something for everyone. World-class instructors, US Coast Guard licensed captains, an incredible Mastercraft boat, and the beautiful lake are the recipe for the ultimate day on the lake. With the busy summer season, make sure to book enough time! Once you get the hang of it we can guarantee you'll want to stay out and keep trying. 

Peak season sessions are $275 per hour and off season sessions are $235 per hour. The lessons can range from 1-6 hours. For larger groups of 4-5 individuals, the half-day option (3 hours) is preferred. Your session includes:

  • A brand new 2024 MasterCraft Boat (X24, XT24, or XStar)
  • A captain/instructor
  • New gear from Liquid Force and Soulcraft Wakesurfing
  • Professional watersports instruction, and gas.

To add to their already amazing list of services, RideLKN also provides dock pick-ups from homes and vacation rentals in their designated zones for an additional cost. Your day will be custom-tailored based on your needs and wishes to ensure the best experience possible. The charters are set up to allow you to do as much or as little as you want while everything else is taken care of. If you're not looking to do intense watersports and just want to spend a fun day on the water, the cruising charters and tubing are perfect for a relaxing lake day. 

For more information and pricing call (704) 775-3775.

Our Experiences


Grace Matson

Booking an outing with RideLKN is an absolute must this summer. Whether you are looking to cruise around the lake, go tubing, or learn how to wakesurf, or wakeboard it is an amazing experience. We did a 4-hour captained boat ride with wake surfing lessons and some fun on the tube! Kyle and Kyle were awesome guides who made our experience great. They were so energetic and encouraging while teaching us. I have been attempting to wake surf for at least five summers, and I learned more in my time with Kyle than I ever have! If you listen to their direction and tips you are going to get up and surf no problem. Time flies when you're having fun and no matter what type of experience you are looking for on Lake Norman, RideLKN is a fantastic choice!


Grace Ride LKN


Ride LKN Vanessa Alyse

Alyse Moffitt

My experience with RideLKN was so fun! It was my first time ever going on a boat and doing watersports (besides swimming!) so I was pretty nervous. However, the instructors gave me the encouragement I needed to try new activities out and get on the water. Wakesurfing was very difficult at first, but I kept making progress and improving each time thanks to helpful feedback from the instructors. I had a great time and hope I get to try it again soon. Whether you're a beginner or expert in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, you'll  have a great time with RideLKN! 


Riley Grail

I had a great experience at RideLKN! I am a lover of boating but I have not had the opportunity to wake surf prior to our session. The Captains were amazing and helped us through it all. I have to say it was a struggle at firstconsidering it was my first time but the staff at RideLKN made our experience very enjoyable! I eventually was able to get up on the waves and it was a blast. I can't wait to get back out this summer and progress my surfing skills.



Vanessa Tyler

Vanessa Tyler

RideLKN was fantastic! The captains were incredibly informative and encouraging throughout the experience. They had a thorough understanding of the lake, boats, and all water activities. I felt fully supported and encouraged the entire time I was in the water. Their motto, "Progress is everything," was drilled into us, which was really nice, as it emphasized that as long as you were willing to try, you were doing well.


Hannah Wolfe

My experience with Ride LKN was fantastic! Going into this trip, I had no prior experience with wake surfing and was a little nervous to try. But, our captains, the Kyle's, were so helpful and kind. With their guidance, I was able to pick up wake surfing quickly! They let us customize our lake day, offering wake surfing, boarding, tubing, or just riding around in the boat. I had such a fun experience riding in the boat on Lake Norman, watching my fellow colleagues tube, and learning how to wake surf!

Ride LKN Hannah and Riley, tubing in background


RideLKN Cyndi

Cyndi Bartley

Though I have some experience in boating and watersports, I am no expert.  I felt more confident to try new things with the guidance from the Ride LKN team . I was so excited to share it with our summer marketing team and wish we could have been out a couple more hours longer. If you are hesitant to the amount of time to book, I'd recommend at least 4 hours with groups over 4 people. You don't want to cut your time short and wished you could have booked longer. Thanks again Ride LKN for having us and the amazing hospitality!


Jennie Leng

This was my second excursion with RideLKN and it is always an amazing time with them. I'm not much of a water person -- I can't even swim..(when I do, I always have a life jacket on). So when it comes to watersports, I get extremely anxious. But our captains create such a friendly and fun atmosphere that pushes you out of your comfort zone and it turns into one of the best days you'll ever have. I only tried wakeboarding during my first outing with them, but this time, I got to wakesurf. Yes, there were a couple failed attempts, but it eases my mind knowing that the water will catch my fall. And after some encouragement and some simple tips from the instructors, I was up in no time gliding across the waters. And I definitely improved since the first time! For anyone interested in finding something new and fun to try, I would 100% recommend taking lessons from RideLKN. Whether you want to just try it once for fun or make it a hobby, you will absolutely love it out here!

RideLKN Jennie wakeboarding


We hope you love learning with RideLKN as much we did and want to know about your experience. Be sure to share it with us on Facebook and Instagram @VisitLakeNorman and comment below!