Wakesurfing is a low impact water sport that can be enjoyed by riders of all ages. It originated in the late 1950s, and by the early 1960’s it became known as “boat surfing”. Recently, wakesurfing has grown in popularity, and is now recognized as a discipline of the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation. In fact, boat manufacturers now work to develop new technologies that create massive wakesurf waves. Because of their efforts, wakesurfing technology has helped propel this sport to a whole new level.
At Sun & Ski Sports, our wake shop offers a wide variety of top of the line wakesurf boards from top brands like Hyperlite, Ronix, Liquid Force, Connelly, and Lib Tech. Wakesurf boards come in all different shapes and sizes depending on the riders’ preferences.
There are three main wakesurf board shapes, including: surf, skim, and hybrid. The surf style looks similar to a more traditional board with a more pointed nose and a wide tail. These boards will typically be slower boards which is good for beginner riders to have a smooth ride. Skim boards are designed to be smaller and more maneuverable, which allows riders to do more tricks and spins. The bottom of the board is flatter and has smaller fins for a more slippery surfing experience. Lastly, hybrid boards are a great mix of a traditional and skim board. They typically look like traditional surf boards, but are shaped to be more maneuverable like skim boards.
Removable fins are another unique attribute that wakesurf boards feature. With the ability to adjust your fins, you can change the amount of stability and maneuverability of your board. Surf fins come a variety of different shapes and sizes, making it seamless for you to find one that fits your needs best. For something that provides less control, we recommend smaller fins rather than larger fins. To find out what’s best for you, it’s vital to understand your skill set, and which board style best fits you.
If you’re new to wakesurfing or looking to make a purchase, check our water gear guides for all the information you need regarding wakesurfing. With articles like “What is a Good Wakesurf Board for Many Different Body Types” and “What Are Components of a Wakesurf Board”, you’re sure to feel prepared for your next watersport adventure
Ready to go wakesurfing, but nervous that your boat isn’t equipped with the ability to create a good surfing wave? Look no further! Check out our wake shapers. There, you can find quality products like the Liquid Force Wakesurf Edge Mega Wake Shaper and barefoot ballast bags. The wake shapers can easily be attached to the side of your boat and provide an epic wave!
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