Who We Are

Cobe Mikacich

A legend in the sport, Cobe is one of the most energetic fun-loving guys you'll meet.  If he's not on the boat, he's surfing, or riding his road bike, or go-karting, or riding bmx, or building something no one else thought of!
Cobe grew up in Northern California and started wakeboarding at Donner Lake right as the sport was beginning.  He moved to Orlando in the early 90's.  Cobe competed on the Pro Wakeboard Tour for 13 years. He had a successful road tour of coaching clinics for 11 years.  He was the 2000 IWSF World Champion. At the 2013 Wake Awards he was presented with the Legend Award in Wakeboard (1 of only 10 in our sport).
Cobe is now the O'Brien Wakeboard Team Manager.  He is also the inventor of HANGTYTE and the owner of the HANGTYTE patent.
Tarah Mikacich

The World Wakeboard Council's 2016 Female Rider of the Year! Tarah is personable, professional, and a great representative of women's wakeboarding.  Tarah grew up in the water sports industry. Her parents owned & operated The Benzel Skiing Center, where she lived until age 10.  She competed in water skiing for 15 years, winning many National and World Titles.  She made the career change to wakeboarding in 2006.  Tarah still competes professionally, consistently landing herself on the Pro Women's podium at international events, and in the overall wakeboard series. In 2011 she won Female Move of the Year, and she is currently ranked #2 on the World Ranking List.
Tarah strives to make a positive impact in the sport, coaching wakeboarders of all ages and skill levels, and hosting instructional web videos.

Testimonials and Reviews

"What a fantastic day my family had! Thank you so much for the patience, professionalism, coaching, and most of all fun fun fun! Thank you very much Tarah, Daniel, and Ryan! We'll be back." - Jay Roney

"Best School, Best Coaches, I have no worries about sending my two teenagers out to spend time with Cobe and Tarah. They really are the BEST!!!" - Jason Christensen

Best experience ever. The Mikker family is the best. Always fun to ride with Cobe and Tarah. Landed many new tricks and improved my riding. Wish I was back there every day. Recommend it a 100% - Gerardo Mora

"By stroke of luck or divine intervention, my family was introduced to Tarah and Cobe while we were visiting Florida on a Make a Wish trip. Having previously lived in central Florida, we were very familiar with another wakeboarding park in the area, but this was our 1st visit to Freedom. I could not believe the phenomenal personal attention and coaching my kids received. We were immediately welcomed and treated like old friends...and grew to learn that we actually had a number of mutual friends with Tarah and Cobe. Tarah was fantastic with our kids, from our 5 year old going for her first time to our 13 year old who had been wakeboarding several times. If you're looking for true instruction with a personal touch, I highly recommend Freedom."  - Jesse Bogart

This place is awesome! I had a business trip to Orlando and Cobe was able to fit me into their schedule to accommodate my schedule (Thank you)! As a 44 year old, new wake surfer, I was self taught via YouTube and friends. In one lesson, I learned what I have been doing wrong. As I was working on proper position on the board during the lesson, I felt myself getting better! I'm wicked stoked! I can't wait to go back!" - Jason Rozneck

"Incredible experience! We are a family of 3 recreational riders who wanted to crash with less grandeur and reach new goals. We spent 3 days with Cobe, Tarah, and their crew at Freedom. Words cannot express our gratitude. We have such respect for the professionalism, patience and dedication that they showed us. Great eye for detail and ability to communicate. Can't wait to get back on the water and apply what they have taught us" - Cynthia Wiseman

"Had and amazing experience at the Freedom wake park, such an honor to meet and ride with Cobe, Tarah, Mizuki and the rest of the guys!! Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to next time!! :)
Highly recommended!! " - Niclas Knutsson

"These guys are awesome!!! Tarah is an awesome coach! 5*******" - Amanda Van Veen

"Amazing day with some amazing people!! Cobe and Tarah are fantastic! Loved the whole experience. Meeting a legend and watching pros practice. Can't thank them enough!! You guys rock!!!" - Josh Crosby

I've learned more from riding with Tarah and Cobe than anyone else. They offer patience, encouragement, insight and experience based knowledge. I've seen all levels of riders with them and everyone is consistently growing. The atmosphere couldn't be more welcoming and encouraging. Not to mention they have a really cool dog that rides along!" - Shontell Crawford

"Tarah and Cobe are awesome! What a great place to visit. They are so good at what they do. We'll be bringing the family back soon.! - Tim Stacy

"I highly recommend Freedom Wake Park
The instructors are patient and very positive
A top notch training facility for everyone of all ages" - Dave Cook

"Tarah and Freedom Park was excellent! Customer service, equipment brand new, staff was helpful and amazing!!! Would highly recommend them to everyone!! - Tony Burbridge

"Great coaches an better yet great people. From pros to gross everyone is treated the same. You can't help but learn at Freedom! We'll be back." - Michelle Snieski

"Cobe and Tarah have a great setup. Very welcoming and excellent coaches. Thanks guys." Ant Powell

"Had a great time!! Learned so much in the short time I was there, totally awesome!" - Sammy Herslip

"Awesome staff and equipment. Learned a lot, and can't wait to go back!" Heather Hubb

"Such a great place run by great people! Very convenient to the airport, attractions, convention center, downtown & a great ski & wake store!!" - Bill Porter

"Well all I know is my son (Hunter Henderson) wouldn't have 2 national championships and 1 World championship without Tarah and Cobe training him. Oh not to mention he was champion of NC and SC for many years. Bottom line they are the BEST" - David Henderson

"Absolutely the best experience EVER!!!! The owners were so knowledgeable and talented! We are planning another trip soon! 5 stars hands down." - Robby Maschhaupt

"Freedom Wake Park is just that, freedom, freedom to ride with 2 of the best riders and coaches in the business, freedom to be encouraged and inspired to achieve your goals, freedom of either boat or cable and freedom of a private lake." - Chris Hoey

"Terrific experience! Operated by such an AMAZING team! If you're serious about learning, this is the place for you!" - JJ Jackson

Freedom Wake Park
7200 Lake Ellenor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32809


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