Cornwall LivingIssue #87

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Head down to Kernow Adventure Park for an action packed day of water sports that the whole family can enjoy.

If you’ve never been to Kernow Adventure Park before, you’re in for a real treat. As you make your way down the track to the car park, little is revealed until you walk through the doors and into the reception area. At this point, however, you may be lost for words as you take in the stunning views of the quarry, with high cliffs encasing the tranquil waters of the lake. In summer, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled across a foreign paradise.

“try out wakeboarding in a supportive and encouraging environment”

Owner, Alex Sly, and the Kernow Adventure team are passionate about bringing water sports to people of all ages and abilities. Motivating everyone to get stuck in and have fun, whether you’re on the aqua park, wakeboarding, ringo riding or stand up paddle boarding. The positive team of instructors will give your little ones the courage to have an adventure, and you’re sure to be impressed by how quickly they gain confidence with the different water sports available.

Like surfing and skateboarding, wakeboarding is generally quite a male dominated sport, so it’s great to see more and more women are getting into it – and you could be one of them. Whether you’re a complete novice on a board or not, you’ll be amazed at how exhilarating it is.

“To encourage the ladies out there to give it a go, we’ve recently introduced ladies sessions,” says Alex, “allowing you to try out wakeboarding in a supportive and encouraging environment.” The ladies session runs from 11am until 1pm on Saturdays, and if you have kids – bring them along. The aqua park couldn’t be a better playground and with supervision by the team, you can ride safe in the knowledge that your kids are having fun while you learn something new as well.

I speak from experience when I say you’ll be up on your feet before you know it, cruising up and down the lake and working on your arms and core muscles, but you won’t even realise because you’ll be having so much fun – the best kind of workout! Learning a new skill like this is great for your confidence and the edge of adrenaline will make you feel more alive than ever. Don’t take my word for it though, head down for the ladies session and find out for yourself, because trust me – it’s worth it!


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Make sure to book your activity on the Kernow Adventure Park website to ensure you have a slot on the day you want to go.



"try out wakeboarding in a supportive and encouraging environment"