Everyone young and old can find success with our Rapid Ride™ method. We developed the Rapid Ride™ method from our years of teaching friends and family how to wakesurf. Easy examples and surf smart-teachers are our secret to surfing success.
Beginner Wakesurfing Lessons
Welcome to Surf Starters! Our Rapid Ride™ method is the ultimate recipe for wakesurfing success, and a few tips from our experienced instructors can make all the difference out on the water.
We teach surfing, driving, and spotting for a safe and seamless time on the water. No experience? No problem! We welcome beginners and experienced surfers alike
Come join us for an unforgettable session and experience the thrill of wakesurfing on beautiful Walloon in Northern Michigan!
Beginner eFoil Demos
We’ve expanded Surf Starters to provide eFoil demos where you can experience the feeling of flying above the water.
The Rapid Ride™ method is an all-in-one recipe for eFoil success
Our first eFoil lesson will teach riders how to control the board on the water and fall with grace and safety. Most riders can progress in the same demo to kneeling, standing and flying. Everyone will leave with a unique experience no matter how far they progress.
Demo the latest in eFoil technology; the Lift3 from Lift Foil. We are a Lift Affiliate and can provide you with a discount after our lesson.
Take Flight™ with Surf Starters.
Method (Not Madness)
Whether you are learning to wakesurf or demo’ing an eFoil, we have a method (not madness) to help you be successful. How do we do it? Read more below.
If you’re wakesurfing, we’ll use our Rapid Ride™ method to teach the driver the skills to get your surfer up every time and maximize the quality of the wave. If you’re eFoiling, the rider is the driver and we’ll use our Rapid Ride™ method to teach the rider to control everything about the board.
If you’re wakesurfing, we’ll use our we’ll use our Rapid Ride™ method to train the spotter to keep eyes on the surfer. If your eFoiling, we’ll use our Rapid Ride™ method to train the rider to fall safely and start again. Everyone learns how to remain safe on the water.
We’ll get you matched with the right equipment so you feel good, and look cool.
We’ll teach you how to land your first up on a wakesurf board, and get you started with your first trick on the surf wave.
We teach the basics of lake etiquette to stay true to our commitment of keeping water-sports activities on Walloon Lake courteous, safe and clean.
We Leave Smiles in Our Wake
When I started I could barely get up – but after a session I was carving and confident on the wake!
That was awesome, hang ten!
We’re Always on the Water
We began Surf Starters to share our years of experience teaching the basics of wakesurfing to friends and relatives, young and old here on Walloon Lake. We live for joy and smiles after the first success – and the laughter after dad’s colossal wipeout!
We look forward to helping you and your family find the joy of water-sports in Northern Michigan.
Surfs up! – the Surf Starters team
Ben has spent summers on Walloon since before he can remember and has been surfing for eight years.