Wake School

Liquid Force Team Rider Kara Austin


Shred the Gnar Wake School offers a variety of watersport activities including wakeboarding and wakesurfing sessions that are catered to your skill level, tubing, or just cruising the Intracoastal Waterway.  We welcome all ages and offer sessions on our boats (2017 Super Air Nautique G21, 2018 G21) or we can come to you and coach from your boat if preferred! Whether it’s your first time getting up or you are trying to master inverts and spins, we can help you learn the SAFE and FUN way to accomplish your goals! You can rent our boat hourly and daily in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on the Intercoastal Waterway, which caters to Figure 8 Island and Topsail Beach as well. We will also travel to your favorite stretch of water within North Carolina including Falls Lake, Harris Lake, Jordan Lake, Lake Gaston and White Lake. Rent our Gnar boat for private parties, Bachelor and Bachelorette parties,  just for cruising the waterways, wakeboard and wakesurf lessons, kids summer camps or tubing for an unforgettable experience!




Shred The Gnar is owned and operated by Women's World Champion and Liquid Force team rider Kara Austin.

Kara has been wakeboarding her whole life, has been riding professionally for over 16 years, and has been coaching for over 18 years.

Kara grew up cutting the waters of Lake Gaston, North Carolina, and coached there for 9 years with Adam Fields' Wakeboard School.

She saw a great opportunity to spread the sport of wakeboarding to the coastal region of NC and decided to open her first Shred the Gnar Wake School in Wilmington, NC in 2012.

One of Kara’s biggest strengths is her ability to teach all ages and riding levels, concentrating on helping riders understand techniques in the boat in a way that will make execution on the water easier.

“It’s great to take a whole family out. I’ve had kids as young as three get up behind the boat and learn tricks, and it’s awesome to see parents learn with their children.”

She has a great passion for wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and loves spreading the Shred to everyone!


Meet Captain Carson Cline 

Carson grew up shredding the waters of Tennessee on Old Hickory Lake. He is currently a student at UNCW studying economics. Carson has a passion for watersports and loves spreading the shred to others. Always upbeat and positive, there are no bad days on the boat with Carson. "Coaching at Shred The Gnar Wake School has been the best thing to come from moving to North Carolina. My favorite part is when new riders are eager to improve and share the love for wakeboarding." Make sure you ask to see his famous dance moves !

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Meet Captain Alec Sczepanski

Alec grew up shredding the waters of Falls Lake in Raleigh.  He just graduated with a degree in communications from UNCW and works full time with Shred The Gnar Wake School. Alec is great at coaching all ages and levels and especially loves working with the kids during camp. He makes for a great time on the water! "Working for Shred The Gnar has given me a different passion for wake boarding. It is very rewarding watching the sport grow in the coastal region and teaching people about what I love every day."


96 W Salisbury St. Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

910-260-GNAR (4627)



Your choice - wakeboarding, wakesurfing, tubing, or cruising the waterway.  It is totally up to you!  Contact us and let us know what you'd like to try or if you'd like to set up regular coaching sessions, and we will find the best time to get you out on one of our epic wakeboard boats!
We offer all water sports to Wrightsville Beach, Figure 8, Topsail Beach, Lake Gaston, and White Lake!
Click the link below for more details and rates!


96 W Salisbury St. Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

910-260-GNAR (4627)




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