Do your research. Check out the wakeboard camp’s website and find out what previous students say on online forums. When possible, talk to the coaching staff and see if their approach meshes with the way you like to learn. Just remember, wakeboarding camp isn’t boot camp, says Doug Spady of Washington’s Bow Lake Watersports, so make sure your coaches are as focused on fun as they are on progression. Location is huge too. “Not just proximity to where you are, but the actual site that you’re going to be riding at,” says Eric Sund, head coach at Active Water Sports in Toledo, Washington.