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The Coble Family


The Coble family has been an active part of the water skiing world since the 1970s. They have over 100 years of combined coaching experience. Gary Coble coached high school athletics for 18 years prior to becoming April’s full time water ski coach.  Shirley Coble won the World Championships in 2022 and has won the US Nationals.  She is also a State Record Holder and she and her husband, Gary, along with April, are all members of the NC Water Ski Hall of Fame. Mrs. Coble just retired from competition on both National and International levels but continues to be a very integral part of Coble Ski School.

April went on to win 30 plus National Titles, the US Masters, the Malibu Open, Moomba Masters in Australia, and the World Championships!  She was named Coach of the Year for USA Water Ski twice as well as USAWS and MasterCraft Athlete of he year.  April has been inducted into the NC Water Ski Hall of Fame as  well as the USA Water Ski Hall of Fame.  April is currently a member of the International Activities Committee.  

Chris Eller, April’s husband, is a National 3-event overall champion. He is most well-known though as one of the world’s best boat drivers! Chris has driven for many national ski records as well as the Men and Women World Slalom Records, the Men's Overall World Record, and is a current Pro Tour driver. He was Chief Driver at Nationals in 2023. He trains our drivers here at camp and makes sure they are safe and doing all they can to help the skiers.

Landis Eller competes nationally as a 3-event skier.  Kamryn Eller is our camp photographer.

The staff at Coble Water Ski and Wakeboard Camp is carefully chosen every year. April selects over 30 instructors from all across the world. These coaches and drivers are enthusiastic people who oversee the campers at all times. There is always a driver and a coach in the boat with one student for all your private lessons. The other students wait at a dock area with a lifeguard until it is his/her time to ski. This area has water toys, beach area, paddle boards, shade, drinking water, sunscreen, practice handles, etc.

You’ll become part of our family when you come ski with us! We know you’ll enjoy our true Southern hospitality!

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