Wakesurf Boards: New and Used, Demo Boards On Sale
Step 1: Try Before You Buy:
- Got a new surf boat? Step 1: Book a Lesson on your Boat. This is your best opportunity to learn how to wakesurf with knowledge and confidence, to dial your new boat settings in and to demo our huge selection of boards before you decide to make a purchase.
- Rent a board
Step 2: Buying the Right Wakesurf Board
The Right Size Board
The wakesurfing market has created very small boards that are great for the intermediate to advanced wake surfers, but what about beginners and surfers that weigh over 200 + lbs? For the beginners and 200 + we recommend: Inland Surfer Blue Lake, Inland Surfer Red Rocket, Chaos Ringer XXL, Chaos Spooner
Skim or Surf Style?
There are two divisions in the competitive sport of wakesurfing: skim and surf. A skimboard is a smaller board with a smaller fin with a flat concave designed for a fun, skateboard-like feel. Surf style boards are bigger with bigger fins and usually are made from the same materials as ocean boards, designed for speed and airs. For beginners- thinks surf style because they are bigger and faster. As you progress into tricks try a skimboard from a brand like Inland Surfer, Victoria or Phase 5.
Longboard wakesurfing is the next progression in the sport. Surfing the endless wave just got easier and the wave just got longer. Although you can’t rip it with airs and 360s like a shortboard, longboards are great for: beginner surfers, 300 + lbs surfers, tandem surfing. The advantage is that you can surf about 3-4 feet further back on the wave in the whitewash area. They are also a great practice tool for ocean surfing and learning how to get up and down on your belly. The only disadvantage is that they are so big and hard to lug around, most boat racks will not support their thickness, but you can always throw them on top of your bimini. For this reason we recommend a shorter longboard like the Chaos Spooner.
A Board you can Progress Into
A lot of times we see new wakesurfers who are not ready to take the next step towards an advanced board (intermediate-advanced boards are typically smaller and lighter with more of a responsive design). If you are a beginner-intermediate wakesurfer and only want to buy one board then think about purchasing an intermediate board, or if you are an intermediate wakesurfer think about purchasing an advanced or pro model board. Odds are that if you like the sport and you are practicing regularly that you are going to progress towards that advanced model board.
Try a Hand Shaped Board
There are a couple types of boards and ways that manufacturers make their boards. If you are ready to take your skills to the next level then we recommend a lighter hand shaped board like any of the Doomswell boards or Ashley Kidd pro models. These boards are basically smaller ocean surfboards and the result is a true “surf style” feeling, bigger airs and a burst of speed behind the boat.