I started telling you about all the fun things to do at DFW Surf in Grapevine back at the beginning of summer, but it was August before we made it out to try their Endless Wave Surfing! I think my kids are hooked, and they can’t wait to go back out!
We signed up for a Tuesday class, which met from 5:30 -7:30pm. The average class is about 4 -5 kids. with each kid getting about 20 minutes of instruction from a coach. A parent for each child goes along on the lesson, too! The boys instantly bonded, and we all made new friends!
Our coach was Tyler Marshall, once a pro wakesurfer and founder of DFW Surf! He had an instant rapport with the boys, and had no trouble getting them to calm down enough to listen to his instructions!
Tyler gave us a demonstration first, and made it look easy!
He then worked with each kid, showing them how to get up on the board, feet placement and then to LET GO OF THE ROPE!
It’s a little more complicated on the water than the boat, but Tyler was very patient!
We used two different boards during our lesson, a long board, similar to a surf board, and a smaller board.
It looks close, doesn’t it? The average Wake Surf Rope is only about 20′ long!
While having a little experience isn’t going to hurt, it’s not necessary!
Filled for the 2017 Summer, our class was Tige Tuesdays, offered by Professional Wake Surfer Perry Morrison, who is only 12 years old! He’s been Wake Surfing since he was 7, when his parents brought him out for a lesson! Perry wasn’t there during our class, as he was off competing at Nationals! You can check out some of his incredible acrobatic Wake Surfing skills by clicking HERE to be directed to his Instagram Page.
Classes meet at Big Daddy’s Ship Store, which has a grill and sells drinks, chips, etc. Before or after your class, be sure and grab one of their great burgers! Click HERE to visit their website, check out their menu and see all the upcoming events on Lake Grapevine, including the FREE Friday Night Fireworks offered all summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day!
DFW Surf offers a ton of different ways to get kids, and their families, out on the water!
They offer Wednesday night classes, personal lessons and even Wake Surfing Birthday Parties!
The boat we were on is a Tige, made in Abilene! These are incredible boats, made for wake surfing and wake boarding! If you’re in Abilene, they even offer a tour of their factory! To read more about them, click HERE to visit their website.
Paddleboards and Kayaks
DFW Surf also offers paddleboard and kayak rentals, as well as SUP Yoga and beginner paddle classes! They have a ton of ways to get you and your family out on the water!
Friday Night Fireworks Tours
Remember those FREE Fireworks Shows on Lake Grapevine every Friday Night during the summer? DFW Surf even offers a Friday Night Fireworks SUP Tour! Click HERE to read more!
DFW Surf Club
Now that you’re in love with Wakesurfing and DFW Surf, check out all the benefits of joining their Surf Club! Click HERE for more information!
Know Before You Go
Pack a small ice chest with water and sunscreen! Always stay hydrated in Texas!
Things To Do in Grapevine
Take the Grapevine Vintage Railroad train ride into the Fort Worth Stockyards for a day of fun! Click HERE to read more.
Spend the day building at the Legoland Discovery Center! Click HERE to read more!
Heading in and out of the marina, I enjoyed watching the swimmers jumping off the big rocks into the lake at Katie’s Woods Park! Click HERE for more information!
Both Great Wolf Lodge and the Gaylord Texan are located in Grapevine! Visit their websites for more information!
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