Texas Wake was established to promote the culture of wakeboarding and facilitate an individual’s ability to participate in the great sport. We are the official wakeboarding team of UT Austin.
The main focus of the team is to bring together wakeboarders, and wakesurfers at UT. This is done by introducing new people to the sport, holding various social events, and by being involved in the local community. Texas Wake hosts events monthly for members and friends. Some of these events include parties, team dinners, competitions with campouts, and a ski/snowboard trip to Colorado.
We welcome members of all levels from beginner to advanced and everywhere in between. No experience necessary!! At the heart of Texas Wake is the team's goal of furthering the enjoyment of the sport for all its members, as well as building enduring friendships amongst them.
We take our boat out three a week for four hours, where members can wakeboard or wakesurf or just hangout. Texas Wake has worked out a deal with our home cable park, Next Level Ride. All paying members are given semester passes, so they can go ride at NLR as much as they want! NLR is a great way to up your skills and have a great time. There are members going out to NLR all the time that are happy to let you tag along if you don’t have transportation, and the same goes for the boat pulls.
Hook 'Em Horns!
We are excited to announce that this semester our members will receive semester passes to the cable park, Next Level Ride! NLR is rated the second best cable park in the nation and we are proud to partner with them this year. It is around 20 min from campus and is located at 5400 Hwy 71 E Del Valle, TX 78617. Members will have unlimited day long passes with equipment included. Check the member FB page for carpooling!
In addition to the semester cable pass, the team offers four hour boat pulls two days a week on Lake Austin during the Fall and Spring semesters. Sign ups to go on the boat are first come first serve and are available at every meeting as well as by contacting our boat pull coordinator, Matt. The boat picks members up at Ski Shores (2905 Pearce Rd, Austin TX 78730) and an additional $10 is charged per boat pull to help cover gas. These $10 credits do not expire. Our members have the option of both wakeboarding and wakesurfing during each boat pull and will get approximately 30 min of ride time. Equipment will be provided for you at the cable park and on the boat.
Our meetings are every three weeks beginning with our first meeting on Wednesday Sep 11th at 7pm in BUR 224
Boat pull cancellation requires 48hrs notice or you will still be charged the $10 fee.
If you acquire a boat pull debts, you will no longer be allowed to sign up for boat pulls and you may be barred from attending other social events hosted by the team until the debt is paid off.
You must fill out a rec sports membership packet, before going on the boat.
Non members are not allowed to accompany you on boat pulls.
You are expected to be punctual for boat pulls. If you are late, you may get left behind.
Shoes need to be removed before stepping onto the boat in order to prevent dirt and damage to the boat interior.
Fins of surf boards need to be facing upward to prevent tear of the boat interior.
By becoming a member of Texas Wake you agree to the above, fail to comply and you may be subject to suspension by Rec Sports.