What Is Wakesurfing?
Wakesurfing, also known as boat surfing, is all about surfing the wake behind a boat. Where traditional surfers have to paddle out and catch the best waves, wakesurfers rely on the boat’s ability to create a continuous wave in its wake. Therefore, the boats used for wakesurf are customised to create the best quality waves for wakesurfing.
Typically, wakesurfers will start their ride holding a tow-rope, and position themselves close to the back of the boat. Once they are on their feet and in a stable position, they will drop the rope, and this is where the fun begins. Surf maneuvers such as carving, spinning, and jumping on the wave are central to wakesurfing. The list of wakeboarding tricks is already quite extensive, but the last trick has not been invented yet, so don’t hold back your creativity!
Is Wakesurfing Hard to Learn?
Wakesurfing requires great balance and coordination skills, but compared to wakeboarding, it is known to have a relatively mellow learning curve, and thus it is more accessible to newcomers. In wakesurfing there is no use of bindings, so you are able to move more freely on the board, and at the same time, the speed is much lower than it is in wakeboarding. Low speed and freedom of foot placement help to increase the confidence of learners.
Wakesurfing & Safety
Wakesurfing should always take place in accordance with local regulations. It should never take place behind a boat with an outboard motor, and the exhaust should be directed away from the rider. Once these prerequisites are met, it is a good idea to consider a wakesurf comp vest. Take a look at our selection of impact vests, buoyancy aids, and water sports helmets to equip yourself with some high-quality safety gear.
Now, the time has come to find the perfect wakesurf board for your needs!