You have to pay per hour plus the rent for wakeboard equipment, though the rent for wakeboard serves as a deposit and will be returned after. There are two areas in the park, the small one and a big one. The small one is a good place to start for beginners. The rope pulls at slower speed and can only accommodate one skater at a time due to its straight path. The bigger one for pro skaters which runs at a much faster speed which can accommodate around 8 skaters in one loop. The area includes some hurdles and ramps for tricks and exhibitions.
Alvin, my sister’s boyfriend had already tried Wakeboarding several times. Soshi was very excited when his turn came. He knew how to skate and was able to manage to surf so I guess Wakeboarding wouldn’t be as hard for him.
He had a hard fall at first, for he was still struggling with the cables and speed. But Soshi was able to get it the second time around. Woohoo! I’m so proud of him!
As for me, I didn’t dare try it. Though the water is just shallow, I was afraid of being pulled out of control by the cables. I’ve seen it through other beginners and I pictured mine would be much worse.
So I just let Soshi enjoy that day and took good pictures of him having fun.
Republic has an ongoing promo for birthday celebrants. Free ride for 8 hours on the day of your birthday and the day after, that’s two days of free ride in total. You saved roughly a thousand and had eased your craving of adrenaline rush.
Soshi and I returned the next day to claim his free ride.
I was proud of Soshi because on the second day, He was able to try riding the pro area and was able to stand up and reach the quarter of the loop. It IS a biggie considering how fast and hard the course in the pro area.
How to go there?
Here’s a detailed map from the Republic website:
-Via Mamplasan Southbound Exit
Turn right onto Greenfield Pkwy
Turn right onto Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road
Turn left onto Nuvali Boulevard after Solenad
Continue onto Nuvali Main Rd
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
Continue straight onto Nuvali Main Rd
– Via Silangan Exit
Follow Silangan Industrial Park Road,
Turn right at C.A. Yulo Ave,
Enter Carmelray Gate at Caltex intersection, straight into Progress Ave,
Turn right into Wisdom Ave and Enter Nuvali Gate