Prediction of hydrodynamic loads during water exit of a body is of a great importance in designing the marine vehicles that take off from the free water surface such as sea planes and wing-in-ground effect vehicles (WIG), and that pierce through the free surface like missiles and submarines. The results of an experimental investigation on water exit of two different geometries, sphere and flat plate, with hydrophobic surfaces are presented in this paper. With and without the hydrophobic effects present, different fluid dynamics phenomena like free surface evolution, deformation and break up of free surface, wave generation, splash, air entrapment and water detachment from the solid surfaces during a water exit event have been examined. The non-dimensional exit coefficient, C-e is a function of the total vertical hydrodynamic force which depends on the geometry of the object and the hydrodynamic conditions along with the water parameters. Our study is aimed at understanding and modeling the nonlinear free surface effects and the dynamics of water exit under an extended range of parameters including hydrophobic effects.