In Lienz where AdventureAustria is based, there are plenty of water activities to choose from. Wakeboarding is the latest and newest activity available for our summer guests.
Wakeboarding is a mixture of water skiing and surfing which was invented during the 1980’s. Today it has made it as a mainstream sport, particularly in the ‘adventure’ scene.
The new wakeboarding centre ‘WAKE Stall’ is located approximately 30 minutes drive from our base in Lienz. The setting for the centre is the ‘Gösnitzersee’ in the small town of Stall in Carinthia. Lake Gösnitz is in a beautiful setting nestled in the heart of the Mölltal Valley.
The centre itself has excellent facilities for boarders and spectators alike and is well worth the 30 minute drive just to experience the surroundings.
For wakeboarding, the winch assisted course is 200 meters long with several obstacles including jumps, rails and slides. The winch’s speed and direction is operated by the winchman on the shore. After a short briefing and quick training, the winchman will keep an eye on you adjusting the speed and direction that suites you. Once you are up and running expect to travel at speeds of up to 30kph!
No previous experience is required and those that have tried snowboarding or skateboarding should pick it up fairly quickly. All the equipment you need including safety equipment and wetsuits are provided and included within the price. Guests should however be competent swimmers. Children are also welcome providing they are also good swimmers.
With free entry for spectators, guests can mingle amongst the wakeboarders or relax and swim on the lake’s edge. There’s also a volley ball court, giant trampoline, slackline and huge wooden decking to sit, relax and sunbath on. Changing rooms as well as refreshments are also available onsite.
The wakeboarding centre is open throughout the summer from June until September. Basic operating times are Friday to Sundays from 11am to 5pm. For groups of five people or more it is also possible to go wakeboarding during the week with prior arrangement.
So what are your waiting for? If you’d like to try wakeboarding and add it to your next holiday package with AdventureAustria, then please get in touch with us.