Kirby’s School of Wake – Kirby Liesmann – Ep5

Kirby's School of Wake Podcast Episode

Some topics we cover:

  • What do you think was instrumental in taking you from a novice to a professional?
  • Are you still competing today or is Kirby’s school of wake your full-time gig now?

  • How much wake boarding experience do students need to have before attending your school?

  • Can someone sign up their family to attend training while they are on a week vacation and if so – how far in advance do they need to plan?

  • Do you have any tips for beginners just getting started on a board?

My favorite quote from the show:

“It’s just families coming here to Lake of the Ozarks, wanting to get more time out on the water.”

Here are links to the things we discussed in the show:

You can find Kirby at these locations:

Twitter: @KSofWake

Facebook: kirbysschoolofwake

Instagram: kirbysschoolofwake



Lake Tip

Are you planning a vacation on Lake of the Ozarks but you’re not sure where to stay? I give tips on what part of the lake is best for a party versus the quiet area for your family.


If you’re looking for a fun community that is all about the lake life, head over to the This will automatically redirect you to the new Facebook group I created called LakeCrowd. Currently we have 1400 members and growing. We have different themes for each day to help you share your pictures and videos. Days like Monday Music and Memories, Tuesday Tumbles, Wednesday Wake and so on. Join the group and share pictures of your boat or lakes! I’m always interested in learning about the other lakes in our country. It will also give you the chance to meet other people in your area so you can plan hangouts this summer!
Also be sure to visit the newest Facebook group, LakeZen. You can easily find this group at This group was specifically created for this website and podcast. If you are interested in vacationing at a lake, this group is for you.
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Final Thoughts

Establish memories with your kids – listen to the show to hear a memory from my past with my parents.

About Shey Harms

Shey has enjoyed the lake life since she was very young. Her parents always had a place at the lake for as long as she can remember. Now, she belongs to a waterski club in Kansas and drives their family boat in the ski shows teaching her family some of the traditions she learned as a child.

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