FAQs

  • What is cable wakeboarding?

Cable Wakeboarding is a form of wakeboarding where riders are pulled by a high-tech pulley system instead of a boat. The pulley system picks up ropes from the starting dock and pulls riders in a circle around the lake. Riders can utilize the ramps and rails on the sides of the lake to try new tricks.

  • Do I need to know how to wakeboard to come to Shark Wake Park?

No! We have trained staff to help you get up on a wakeboard for the first time. Whether you just want to take some tips from the operator at the starting dock or get one-on-one lessons from one of our coaches, we have what you need to make your first wakeboarding experience a success.

  • How old do I have to be to ride?

You must be at least 10 years old to ride the full size cable. Any age can ride our 2 tower system, but if you are under 10, you are required to take a Cable Safety Lesson before you ride. The Cable Safety lesson requires a reservation – check out our Rates and Rentals for more information.

  • Do I need to come with a parent or legal guardian?

If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian will need to accompany you and sign the waiver.

  • Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes. We require this for your own safety.

  • Do I need to have a reservation to ride?

No! You can purchase your pass on site. Parties, camps and lessons need to be booked in advance. We are a first come first serve business.

  • What’s the waiver and why do I need it?

Everyone who rides is required to first sign a liability waiver. All riders need to complete a new waiver form each riding season, but once we have your waiver on file, you may ride as often as you wish during that season without completing the waiver form again. If you are under 18, you must come with your parent/legal guardian to fill out the waiver.

  • Are life jackets provided?

Yes. Sizes Youth Small and Adult S-XXL are available to rent.

  • Can I bring my own gear and life vest?

Yes. We also will sell this gear and vests in our proshop.

  • How deep is the water?

10-15 feet.

  • Does it cost to enter the park?

NO it does not cost to enter! We welcome anyone to come watch and hang out on the viewing deck.

  • Do you have places to purchase food & beverage at the park?

The Shark Shack serves ready-to-eat snacks, smoothies, refreshments, beer & wine.

  • Can we bring outside food or drink in coolers?

NO outside food or drinks are allowed. Coolers are NOT acceptable. Alcohol is prohibited on the property unless purchased from our food vendors inside the park.

  • Is parking free?

Yes! Parking is free.

  • Do you do group discounts?

We offer group rates (10-19 people) with reservations in advance, excluding weekends. We offer a 4-hour pass with basic equipment for $40 per person.

  • Is there a place to store my belongings inside the park?

We have personal item-size lockers for $3 with a $5 key deposit.

  • Does the park ever close for bad weather?

Yes. When there is lightning, we close.

  • Are you pet friendly?

We are located in a city park that allows pets to be on a 6 foot leash. There is a dog park in the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex as well.

  • Is smoking allowed?

No smoking allowed in in Shark Wake Park public areas.

  • Do you have a refund policy?

All ticket sales are final, no refunds or rain checks. Wristbands/tickets are not transferable.