Wakesurfers vary in size, material and design, which makes them differ in skill level, riding style and functionality. Use the chart below to compare wakesurf boards to find the best board for you! Note: Keep in mind that all wakesurfers on this chart are high-quality boards. Models that are not worth buying did not make it on the chart.
|Wakesurfers||Skill Level||Riding Style||Size||Construction||Fin Set-Up||Rating 1-5||Price||Notes|
|Compression Molded, Foam Core||3 Fins||4.5||$299-325||Stable, durable, versatile board for beginners.|
|Intermediate-Advanced||Surf & Skim||4’7″
|Dura Shell Construction, EPS Core||3 Futures Fins||4.3||$439-610||Hybrid board offers lots of surfing versatility. Fast ride with great turning ability.|
|Intermediate-Advanced||Surf Style||4’8″||EPS Foam Core, Woodblock, Carbon Fiber||4 Fin Set-up, 2 fins included||4.4||$750-800||High performance board with ultra lightweight design. Plus, specially-designed base gives “quick release” off wake for higher air.|
|Beginner-Advanced||Surf & Skim||5’2″||Compression-Molded, Biolite 3 Foam Core||3 Futures Fins||4.5||$399-450||Versatile wakesurfer for all skill levels of riders. Fast responding board for pros & stable design for newbies.|
|Compression-Molded, Biolite 3 Foam Core||3 Fins||4.5||$420-500||Versatile wakesurfer for all skill levels of riders. Plus, convenient nose rocker prevents nose dives.|
|Beginner-Advanced||Surf Style||4’8″||EPS Core, Dura Shell Construction||3 Fins||4.3||$300-350||
Faster, more responsive board. Therefore, it’s easier to complete rotations.
|Intermediate-Advanced||Skim Style||4’10”||Compression Molded||2 Fins||4.3||$299-399||Rounded diamond tail design gives riders more control without slowing down board.|
|Technora (ultra strong & lightweight)||3 Fin-S Fins||4.5||$750-775||Get ready for a squirrely ride. Unique nose fin give you extra grip and control on turns.|
|Intermediate-Advanced||Surf Style||4’11”||Dura Shell (lightweight & durable)||4 Fins||4.5||$599-675||This wakesurfer rides well in both large or small wakes. Plus, this board is forgiving, so you can ride the wake longer.|
|Beginner-Intermediate||Surf Style||5’2″||Compression Molded, Foam Core||3 Fins||4.4||$270-300||This board has a stable, easy-to-learn platform. Plus, it comes with a bonus surf rope!|
|Kids||Skim Style||3’9″||Composilite||3 Fins||4.6||$289-300||Smaller, stable wakesurf board is easier for kids to learn on. Designed for kids under 90 lbs.|
Tips to Compare Wakesurf Boards:
Surf VS Skim Style
Typically, wakesurf boards come in 2 different styles (or a hybrid of both): surf or skim. Get a skim style if you like doing lots of spins and jumps.
Wakesurf boards come in a variety of lengths. In general, shorter models work better for smaller people, women or kids. Larger boards can support the weight of larger and taller people. In addition, the greater surface area provides more stability.
Many people opt for medium-size wakesurfers because they can accommodate more riders with varying skill levels.
Note: Most wakesurf boards labeled “intermediate” skill level can be used by beginners, they just may not be as easy to learn on.
In the past, we had to choose between wakesurfers that were durable or lightweight. Now, we have both. If you want a more durable board, look for “Compression Molded”. In addition, newer materials like DuraShell and Technora also provide a strong board.
Wakesurf boards can come with 1 fin (a single), 2 fins (a twin), 3 fins (a thruster) or 4 fins (a quad). For example, you can ride a quad board as a quad or a twin (just remove the 2 outer fins).
Surf using a twin set-up for a loose surf feel or as a quad for a faster ride.