Tipps & Tricks

Learn to waterski & wakeboard

At DOCK5 you can learn water skiing at any time in the public area. Either with a booking in advance, or without registration. Just come by! Waterskiing can be learned within one hour.

This is possible with all cable tickets for public services, or of course for train rentals. The operator always gives a short briefing and further helpful tips, in addition, versatile learning material is available on site.

  • Safe swimming skills are required.
  • We recommend a minimum age of 10 years for public operation
  • Use of the cable car at your own risk!

Short sequence and options

Register in advance, or just come by spontaneously. Book the desired cable tickets for the public service, rent equipment if necessary and off you go on the water. The operator of the cable car will help you at the start and give you helpful tips. Where the solid ground stops, the fun really starts!

Or you take part in one of our courses to experience faster learning success.

  • beginner course water ski
  • beginner course Wakeboard
  • School classes special
  • children’s birthday party

Learning steps

Our recommendation is: Learn to water ski first to get a feeling for the cable car. It might even be a good idea to do some laps on the kneeboard at the beginning.

Step#1

Basics, getting used to the water and the cable car…
  • Safe swimming skills are required.
  • A fun for young and old from 6 years.
  • We recommend a minimum age of 10 years for public operation.
  • For fresher temperatures we offer wetsuits, which significantly increase the comfort in the water, but of course you can only wear swimwear.
  • Vests are available at the cable car and are provided free of charge.
  • To get the first impressions at the cable car it is definitely recommended to use a kneeboard.
  • Use the cable car at your own risk!

Step#2

You can waterski with us at any time and successes can be celebrated within an hour.

You have never had anything to do with water skiing, but would like to try it? No problem! At DOCK5 you can experience pure water fun spontaneously or with a booking in advance. Of course the DOCK5 team will show you all the basics from getting dressed up to riding curves! Don’t be shy, water skiing is something for everyone! If you want to learn quickly and have fun, you should take part in one of our beginner courses. Afterwards you can have fun on the DOCK5 area.

Little water ski ABC

You can waterski with us at any time and success can be celebrated within an hour.

A. Squat down at the start and tense all muscles. You have to make the skis “slide”. To do this, you have to bring the pull of the cable car over the handle into your body and into the skis. That’s why body tension is also important, because without it you would be slightly “pulled over” forward, which would of course lead to a fall.

B. Let it pull you on the water while squatting and master the further start in this position.

C. Stay squatting until you feel secure and then slowly straighten up into a more comfortable position. If it becomes “somehow too wobbly”, it is best to immediately resume a compact, and above all tense posture.

Step#3

You can wakeboard with us at any time and you won’t get the grin off your face!

You have never had anything to do with “boards”, but you want to try it? No problem! At DOCK5 you can let off steam spontaneously, or with a booking in advance. Of course, the DOCK5 team is always there to help you with words and deeds! Don’t be shy, water skiing is something for everyone! If you want to learn quickly and have fun, you should take part in one of our beginner courses. Afterwards you can get some refreshment at Düren’s most beautiful food truck and have a good time on the DOCK5 area.

Small Wakeboard ABCD

You can wakeboard with us at any time and you will quickly get the grin off your face!

A. The first starts are made most easily in the sitting position on the starting bench. Hold the barbell low on your hips and keep your knees bent. The “nose” of the board is lifted slightly above the waterline and points in the direction of travel.

B. When the line is tightened, keep body tension and let it pull on the water in this position. The first thing to do is to “stay compact” and follow the cable car train.

C. During the ride, distribute weight on both legs and hold the board in the direction of travel. Make sure that the “front edge” of your board never “peeps in” at the front, as this will cause the board to slow down quite suddenly and a hard fall is pre-programmed (see snowboarding)

D. Keep arms slightly flexed, i.e. pull the barbell “towards the hip” instead of having no buffer to move forward when there is more pull than expected. Looking in the direction of travel helps with orientation.

The path is the goal!

The nice thing about our sport is that no day is like the other and you never stop learning. It is important to us that everyone has a good time individually and collects lasting impressions.

Teaching videos