Misson:

To create positive experiences on the water for children with Autism and cognitive delays, breaking down stigmas and unleashing potential for greatness through individual teachable moments and INCLUSION

Due to the Corona Virus we are unsure of what the 2021 season will look like?? Please check back for dates.

April 11th 2015 Orlando WaterSports Center

2014 WAKE @THE LAKE

CABLE4ACAUSE 2021/Subject to change based on the Corona Virus


IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO EXPERIENCE A FUN DAY RIDING A WAKEBOARD AND PADDLE BOARDING WE ARE HOLDIN EVENTS AT A COUPLE OF OUR PARTNER PARKS.


WEST ROCK CABLE PARK

ROCKFORD ILLINOIS Saturday August 7th



We are a proud supporter of the Pass the Handle initiative, which is to promoting water-sports to beginners, getting people out on the water for a safe and positive experience.



​The ZUP Board is like riding a snow sled behind the boat. Except this board allows many levels of learning for each riders comfort level. You can ride just holding the handles, or learn to grab the rope handle yourself. Then once you get more brave you can spin and do a 180 or a 360.  After you have mastered those tricks you can stand up on the board and ride like a pro!! Its all fun and all based on learning in stages. Kids love the ZUP and it is a great entry level learning tool as well for the seasoned rider. Hit the Button to go to the ZUP Website

Above the Wake does not solely do large scale events. We do private lessons for individuals, families and small groups as well, individualized for all of our kids we work with. Please contact us at 989-412-5366 for questions or to set up some time for us to work with your family. We can set up lessons statewide to paddle board if you have a spot to ride. 






2021 Paddle in the Park Dates

@ Haithco Park Saginaw MI​- 

each paddle starts at 6pm


​Wednesday June 16th

​Wednesday July 14th

Wednesday August 11th 


Above the Wake is funded by the generous donations from our supporters. To make a tax deductible donation click on the donate button below.

Our First 2 events 

In 2016 Above the Wake initiated a national autism awareness program named "Cable4ACause". It was started with the intent to promote inclusion and we felt that the cable park would be a great teaching/learning location. In 2017 we had 11 parks that participated in 7 different states. We are looking forward to 2018, and hopefully to add more parks as well. Our kids are able to do the activities that neuro-typical children do, sometimes an invitation is a powerful tool. 

ZUP BOARD instruction by Brady Hart