WakeSys' mission is to enhance any wakeboard or waterski park's and school's operations by reducing the manual efforts, providing an easy-to-use booking and management solution.
With this mission, we seek to promote water sports and make them globally accessible to any person interested.
The idea for creating an easy-to-use solution for the waterski and wakeboard industry dates back to 2006 when Chris decided to found youthwake.lu, a non-profit wakeboard school in Luxembourg with one precise aim:
"To provide anyone who is talented, whatever his financial situation may be, the possibility to develop her/his skills by offering extremely low prices combined with a high class training facility, the best equipment on the market and top level wakeboard coaching. "
It goes without saying that nobody in the club was very keen on the whole accounting part of managing a wakeboard school. This is why Sebastian and Chris started developing a unique booking system for youthwake.lu that would automate all daily operations and manage invoices.
Soon, other non-profits as well as professional wakeboard schools became interested in the flexibility of our system and asked if they could adopt it. Unfortunately, the system was so tailor-made to youthwake.lu's needs that we were not able to supply them with a copy.
In November 2008, Chris and Sebastian decided to rewrite the system, make it compatible with the iPhone and also customizable so that every school could adjust it to its specific needs.
After we launched the new version in April 2010, Jessi and Chris went on a world trip, showing WakeSys to every school on their way in order to gather as much feedback as possible.
This feedback led to the scrapping of the newly developed version after just one year. A whole new system was built from scratch in order to include online bookings and payments. This is the point where we hired Christophe and Dave, who until today are the two lead engineers at WakeSys.
In 2012, the first two-tower cable park operators became interested in WakeSys, which until then had only been available to non-profits and schools with boats. After carefully listening to the needs of two-tower parks, we decided to extend the software into that direction.
After offering WakeSys to two-tower parks, it was only one more step to become the tailor-made solution for the watersports industry. Thus in 2014, we decided to do one more overhaul of WakeSys in order to satisfy the needs of full-size cable park customers and operators.