The World Barefoot Center (WBC) is located in Winter Haven, Florida and was established in 2009. Our team is comprised of three of the top Barefoot Water Skiers in the World and one of the best coaches in the World. The WBC instructors include: Ben Groen (NZL), Ashleigh Stebbeings (AUS), David Small (GBR) and Swampy Bouchard (USA). We live and breathe Barefoot Waterskiing and pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the sport. 

The WBC accommodates skiers of all age and skill level; Beginners to Advanced. The best part about coming to WBC is that we have such a diversity of students from complete beginners to World Champions. You will become part of our family when you come and ski with us!



For information on any availability, or questions regarding future or current bookings, please contact us at 863-877-0039 or email us on wbcbarefoot@gmail.com. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have before booking!

Full Week Skiing


Any 5 full skiing days within a 7 day period. This allows for up to 2 rest days if you need during your 5 Full Days.

Max of 5 people per boat.

See below for booking options.


full day SKIING


A Full Day consists of 4 sets. This breaks down to 2 sets in the Morning Session & 2 sets in the Afternoon Session, with a break in between for lunch.

Max of 5 people per boat.

See below for booking options.


half day skiing


A Half Day consists of 2 sets. You can either choose to do a Half Day in the Morning Session or in the Afternoon Session.

Max of 5 people per boat.

See below for booking options.

PLEASE NOTE: Any skiing booked on a weekend will incur a $50 surcharge per day.





Got a friend or significant other that wants to jump in the boat to watch or take pictures/videos? Our ride alongs are available any skiing day and for all ages!




New to the sport of barefoot waterskiing, or just don’t want to travel with your wetsuit? We have barefoot wetsuit sizes available to rent for all sizes, from junior to XXL.



As of September 2019, it is our policy that at the time of booking we take a 100%, Non-Refundable deposit in order to confirm your reservation. We understand plans can change, but we do ask 2 weeks notice for all reservation changes. In the case of a cancellation, you will have 6 months to reschedule your reserved time, otherwise you will forfeit your deposit.

We also have all customers sign a Liability Waiver, which can be opened below to print and fill out before your trip, or you can fill one out on site once you arrive. 

travelling clinics

Let us come to you! Ski your home site, foot with your boat and your buddies. Get World Class instruction from David Small, Ben Groen or Ashleigh Stebbeings on your home lake! Traveling Clinic Season is now extended from Summer to year-round!



- Full Week: $3100.00 ($620 per day) + airfare, bagfare, room and board.

- Four Day: $2800 ($700 per day) + airfare, bagfare, room and board.

- Three Day: $2400 ($800 per day) + airfare, bagfare, room and board.

- Two Day: $1800 ($900 per day) + airfare, bagfare, room and board.

- One Day: $1000 per day + airfare, bagfare, room and board.

In order to prepare yourself for a successful and productive clinic, we've put together a short check-list of items to consider. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or E-mail us.

Our WBC Instructor will be glad to bring gear for purchase if ordered in advance. It's advised for the clinic organizer to collect deposits in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: A $100 per day deposit is required to hold your desired dates.



The Team at WBC would like to offer you a few helpful resources via the internet to help better plan your stay. These suggestions are not the only resources available for your needs, however we would like to offer you a solid starting ground and some places to compare for your personal suitability. For more choices, check online for other hotels in the area.



- HOLIDAY INN - 200 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, Fl. 33880 tel 1-863-292-2100($129.00 per night)

(Online Corporate Code: 100190691)

- HAMPTON INN - 202 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL. 33880 tel 1-863-299-9251 ($140.00 per night)

(Corporate Rate: $119.00 per night if you mention Barefoot Waterskiing over the phone)

- BEST WESTERN AUBURDALE - 1008 US HWY 92 W, Auburndale, FL 33823 tel 1-863-551-3400 ($94.00 per night)

(Book Here)

- LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT - 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL. 33884 tel 1-863-299-9251 ($124-$200 per night)

- LAKEFRONT/BEACHFRONT VILLA RENTAL $150 per night (depending on number of occupants). Located 10 minute drive from ski school. 

1250 Square Ft Villa which faces SW for a beautiful sunset view. Features include; 65 inch tv in the lounge, 60 inch tv in the bedroom, high end finishes, high ceilings and views of the lake throughout. Can accommodate up to 4 people. Call for availability 863-877-0039.

- LAKEFRONT HOUSE RENTAL - $825 per week. Located 5 minute walk from ski school.

Lakefront house facing NE on Lake Rochelle with great views. Features include; 3 bedrooms, pool and hot tub, washer/dryer and linen provided. Can accommodate up to 6 people. Call for availability 863-877-0039.



Looking for a place down in Florida to call your own? Our own barefoot World Champion, David Small, is fast becoming a Real Estate World Champion as well! Already moving up to the top of the list for top sellers in Central Florida, David is your guy when it comes to finding your dream home in Florida!