My two daughter, ages 12 years and 15 years, had a blast at Blue Turns Watersports, on Fern Ridge Reservior, near Eugene, Oregon. It was their first time to try waterskiing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing-all three during the same session.
Nancy, the owner and instructor, has a great personality for teaching: encouraging, upbeat, patient. She seemed throughly knowledgeable, competent about watersports, dependable and trustworthy. She offered to have me in the boat as a non-participatory passenger, and when asked, she can tell great stories about her life experiences.
My daughters were very pleased with the experience, and given that the boat is a pleasure to be in (and Nancy brings towels, water, sunscreen, all the equipment) and there's a driver, so Nancy's attention really is on the student, I think it was an adventure that was really worth the time and money.