Located just less than 200 miles outside of the Los Angeles metro area and peacefully tucked away in the rugged San Bernardino National Forest is Big Bear Lake, one of “So Cal’s” best kept secrets, with 3,000 acres of crystal clear water! Hidden away from the smog and congested metropolises typically associated with the Southern California area, Big Bear Lake is truly the perfect getaway for anyone who is looking to unwind and vacation in the area without the craziness of the big city. And if you’re really ready for some good ‘ol fun in the sun, there is simply nobody better to do it with than Big Bear Watersports School!
Big Bear Watersports School Fun in the Sun!
This amazing watersports school, the only one in the area affiliated with the W.S.I.A watersports industry association, is about one thing more than anything else: fun in the sun! Big Bear Watersports School is dedicated to nothing more than getting people out on the gorgeous lake and making sure that they have a good time! Big Bear Watersports offers a charter boat service out of Pine Knot Marina right on the lake, and they offer lessons for various watersports with certified USA Water Ski instructors. Enjoy lessons for a wealth of different water sports, including water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, wake surfing, wake skiing, wake skating, knee boarding, and the EZ ski trainer! And don’t worry: They will make sure to provide all fuel, equipment, and life preservers—all you have to do is make sure to have fun!
Booking Time at Big Bear Watersports School
The pricing for Big Bear Watersports School includes access to all of their offered activities. Along with your booking fee, you will receive access to all activities with equipment, fuel, life preservers, instruction, and fun included at no charge. Big Bear Watersports School staff will drive the boat and all you need to worry about is having fun. Their bookings start at one hour for $224 or three hours for $669. This hourly rate is not per person and includes as many friends and family as you like. The more people you bring, the better deal you will receive per person. The Big Bear Watersports School operates daily from May to September and offers reservations as early as 7 am, and they end their days around 6 pm. There are no pets or animals allowed on board, so make sure you make other arrangements if you bring your furry friends with you. Reservations are not required to have fun at the Big Bear Watersports School, but they are highly recommended to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
Know Before You Go
To get the most out of your Big Bear Watersports School time, here are some things you should know before you go. Their boats allow five to seven passengers on the boat at one time. You are permitted to bring more people than that included with your charge, but you will have to take turns on the boat, which does take up more time to switch people on and off. You will also be required to fill out some waivers and paperwork ahead of time, so make sure you arrive at the school at least 30 minutes before your set time. This extra time will also allow them to fit you for life preservers and other equipment so that it doesn’t take up your booked time. Big Bear Watersports School operates out of the Pine Knot Marina, so it might be helpful to carpool to the school. The marina charges a parking fee per car and have limited parking space, so condensing into less vehicles is always helpful. To avoid the parking fee, there is some free parking in The Village lot, but it does have a short walk down to the school. Finally, there is limited space to store your belongings while out on the lake, so leave any valuables in the car or at your vacation rental to ensure their safety.
There’s One Sport That Stands Above All Else: ZUPBOARDING!
Among every other sport that Big Bear Watersports School offers, the one that truly stands above all else—the one you need to try before you go, the one people come from all around the world to experience—is zupboarding! Zupboarding is by far the most popular activity and the most fun and easiest way to get up and ride the lake! Zupboarding is a rideable board that is towed behind a boat across Big Bear Lake, and it’s easy for people of any age or skill level! Zupboarding rolls the thrills of knee boarding, skiing, and wakeboarding all into one insanely fun package that needs to be experienced to be believed!