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Al & Susan Flossy

Jonathan & Peter Flossy

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Nicole Hinson

"There isn't higher praise we can offer for Kara Austin and the Shred the Gnar Wakeboarding program. Our son began shredding with Kara years ago and we have enjoyed watching him grow and excel in a sport that he loves.  Kara is incredibly patient with her students - ensuring their safety first and subsequently their success.  Kara sets up her students to achieve, whether it is first simply "getting up" or accomplishing a new trick, all of which helps build their confidence.  We have found Shred the Gnar to be a place where our son establishes goals and challenges himself to be better each time.  These are life skills he takes in other aspects of his life. Kara genuinely cares about her students while in the boat and out and always provides a positive environment. We are very grateful to Kara and Shred the Gnar and look forward to shredding all summer long!!"

Saylor McPherson


"Shred The Gnar is such a supportive community. I have learned the importance of getting back up again with the amazing coaches."

Anne McPherson

parent & student

Kara Austin is the best wakeboard coach ever! She has been able to take my daughter, within a few months, from a beginner boarder to an advanced tournament-winning champion. We love her and her staff!!  Kara is the "wakeboard whisperer"! She can truly get any student up on a wakeboard! She has a wonderful group she works with that all help to take your boarding to the next level whether you are a beginner or advanced!

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Wakesurf lessons Lake Keowee

Chauncey Cooke


This wakesurf boat has a huge wave for surfers to ride when the ocean is flat. 

My Hawaiian friends and I went out with Shred the Gnar and we were blown away !

Kara had us riding within minutes. Thank you we are hooked! I can't wait to take some wakesurf lessons on Lake Keowee. 

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