By Daisy Midnight

If you’re looking for a way to maximize your enjoyment of Lake Almanor, Norm Wilson of  Wilson’s Water Sports is the guy to see. Get some education in recreation on the Lake Almanor Peninsula. Learn how to water ski or wakeboard. You can also learn how to launch, drive, and land a boat from the man who knows the lake like the back of his hand. Wilson provides the boat, fuel, and all necessary equipment. He can teach kids of all ages and abilities, shapes and sizes; you don’t even have to know how to swim to learn! Wilson’s speedy boat is equipped with a ski boom to teach beginners, ensuring success the very first time. This solid metal bar that is attached to the boat and is ideal for learning new skills. The student is located next to the skilled instructor and holds on to the solid boom. This confidence builder allows for excellent communication between the instructor and the student. Language is no barrier, as the boom allows the teacher to demonstrate proper posture, and the student the experience of  learning without the fear of falling. This is the best way to learn, with no pressure, just fun. What a great way for families to learn and enjoy water sports! Norm teaches the beginners, the basics, and advanced students new skills. He has been teaching for 20 years, has a wide variety of teaching techniques to utilize, and is the only water sports instructor on Lake Almanor. His boat seats up to 7 people. Off-season Norm has been running the area’s Coppervale Ski Resor for many years. He is half the fun of Coppervale. All the local kids love him out there, and he sure enjoys them all. Summers are a bonus with fun time on the lake. The rate to play is $75 per hour and group rates are available. The boat is docked at Knotty Pine Resort, 430 Peninsula Drive, Lake Almanor. Wilson is happy to pick up your group at any dock on Lake Almanor. Contact Wilson’s Water Sports at 530- 258-7635 and have a worry free, fun filled time on the lake!