Executive Watersports History – The Beginning
Executive Watersports was started in Austin, Texas in 1998 by Chad Eppes, who had a dream of creating a summer wakeboard camp for kids. Known for its talented instructors and its commitment to water safety, Executive Watersports over the past 20 years has evolved into the pre-eminent water sports company on Lake Austin. Through challenging instruction and a fun encouraging atmosphere Executive Watersports has nurtured thousands of kids who affectionately refer to it as EW.
EW – The NEXT GENERATION
In 2018 Wilson Allen, one of Chad’s previous students and instructors, took over operations for EW. Inspired by his love of wake boarding, Lake Austin and his memories as an EW student, Wilson saw an opportunity to continue teaching and being a role model to the next generation of water sports enthusiasts. He is excited to continue the EW legacy of building lasting friendships and the love of the water by running the summer Wake Camps and offering private wake instruction.
EW Instruction Style
Safety is our highest priority, and all instructors and counselors are USA Watersports Level 1 certified, as well as having CPR/First aid certifications. Our counselor to camper ratio is at a minimum of 1:2, which is the best for any wake camp on Lake Austin. For beginners, we ride doubles (towing two people at once), allowing us to have an experienced instructor in the water with the student at all times providing encouragement and hands-on instruction. As the student advances, we continue this method in order to give instruction as they ride instead of yelling from the boat over the noise of the engine. This also allows us to show them how to do tricks in real time as their skills progress.
Safety is the key to fun
- All kids must wear life jackets at all times.
- All counselors/instructors are USA watersports Level 1 certified.
- All EW Wake Camp staff are CPR/First Aid certified.
- There is at least one fully certified instructor and a staff member on the boat at all times, to keep track of each camper as they get on and off a boat.
- Our counselor to camper ratio is 1:2 or better which is the best for any camp on Lake Austin.