FAQs

Who Can Join?

UQWWC isn't just for university students! We welcome everyone from teenagers to full-time workers.

How Much?

$1.50 per minute as a member or as a non-member for $3.00. Membership for the year is $60 for students & $120 for non-students.

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What's Included?

Waterski's & Wakeboards
Free Coaching
Lifejackets
Good times

Social Events

UQWWC isn't just a place to waterski & wakeboard. We also hold regular social events such as pub crawls, camping trips & houseboat trips.

More Information

When and Where?

Where are we: Building 30, Eric Freeman Boatshed, Sir William Macgregor Drive, Brisbane QLD 4067.

When do we operate? 

Sunday’s 10.00am – 4.00pm year round, unless the club has a camping or houseboat trip.

Please note: While the boat is usually in the water all day, if it is particularly busy then members who don’t arrive until the late afternoon may not get a turn. The club runs on a first in first served basis, so it is recommended that you head to the club in the morning to guarantee your ride.

What’s Included?

Club Boats:

Currently the club owns and maintains 2 world class Malibu Response boats, with wedge and high pole for wakeboarding. These are some of the best, most versatile, cross-over wakeboard/ski boats available, and members get to ride behind them every week!

What else is provided?

The club has a comprehensive range of wakeboards, wakeskates, skis, kneeboards, lifejackets and ski pants as well as a large shade tent, 14ft trampoline and BBQ. All this is free for members to use on club days.

All equipment is included in the cost of riding. All wakeboards and waterskis include bindings.

Membership Prices

With your first membership you receive a free 10 minute ride (Excluding discounted sign ups from market day). Once you are a member, skiing/riding costs are $1.50/min of boat engine time. The boat driver will tell you how long this was when you finish your turn or you can request a set time.

Club Membership for 2018 is as follows:
Students (Any university): $60
All others: $120

People who aren’t sure if they wish to join the club may try wakeboarding or skiing one time only, at a non-members rate of $3.00/min.

Note that membership is for the calendar year only, and will expire at the end of December. Discounts apply to membership fees after midyear–please ask at the club for details.

Months Student Price Non-Student Price
January – June $60 $120
July – September $30 $60
October – December $20 $40

Buy UQWWC Membership

You can buy a membership online or at the club!

Student: $60 ($62 online)
Non-student: $120 ($123 online)

If you buy your membership online you will receive a receipt on your phone. Please keep this handy for when you come down on a Sunday

 

Who can join?

Anyone may join the UQ Wake and Ski Club, however, the club is targeted at UQ Students and there are a large number of UQ past students and staff as members also. However, any university student is welcome. There are a smaller number of members who are wake/ski enthusiasts from the wider community. The club welcomes anyone who is interested in having a go at the sport! It is, however, recommended that people have a reasonable level of swimming ability and water confidence before joining – no other experience is necessary. To join, just show up at the club on any Sunday and ask to become a member. Please note that the club does not have EFTPOS or credit facilities, so please bring sufficient cash for membership and your ride. All skiing/wakeboarding must be paid for on the day.

What should I bring?

The club provides almost everything you will need, but if you have your own ski/wake equipment, you’re welcome to bring it along. You will also need:

  • Swimwear
  • Boardshorts (ski pants are available if you don’t have any)
  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Money (the club only accepts cash, so please be prepared to pay on the day)
  • Your friends!
  • You are welcome to bring your own equipment if you want!

Volunteers

The club is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who put a lot of time and effort into making sure members have a great time on the water. The club is always looking for new people to help out, so if you’d like to get involved, please make sure you let someone on our club committee know! Ways you can help include:

  • Hanging out at the club
  • Staying around to help pack up at the end of the day
  • Helping to wash the boats and equipment
  • Organise BBQs for Sunday lunch
  • Talking to new or potential members about the club
  • Towing boats in or out if you own a tow vehicle
  • Becoming a club approved driver if you have a current Queensland boat license
  • Taking on a role in the club committee
  • Attending meetings