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The 8 Best Value Wakesurf Boards of 2022

By: Jack Mace: Watersports Buyer | June 14, 2022
 

If you’ve already got access to a wake boat, wakesurfing seems like the next logical step, right? All you need is a board! The problem is that trying to figure out which wakesurf board hits the sweet spot of affordability and performance is a real challenge. That’s why we’ve put together this compilation of the best value wakesurf boards on the market. These are the boards that ballance price and performance perfectly for the average surfer. Sure, you could spend more, but at that point it’s a game of diminishing returns, throwing down for a premium board. And sure, you could go cheaper, but you’re not going to get a good, durable board at a more affordable price than the ones we cover here. So if you’re shopping for a wakesurf board on a budget, this is a great place to start.

New This Year:

Luckily, wakesurf brands have been innovating and refining their boards for years now, so you’re guaranteed a great bang for your buck. Every board on this list has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, and is designed for a slightly different surfing style. So you can find a wakesurf board that best meshes with your skills and goals. That means you can save some money, and have a whole bunch of fun chasing the wake this summer.

Ronix Flyweight Atlantik

Ronix Flyweight Atlantik

For a competition-ready board that delivers high-performance, power, and response, look no further than the Ronix Flyweight Atlantik Wakesurf Board. Constructed with the less is more approach, the Flyweight Atlantik is super lightweight for your most agile ride yet. The bottom concave creates speed and lift, while rail wings and a rapid tapered shape allow for riders to pivot, move and engage turns on a dime. This is a high-performance board at a shockingly affordable price.

FinsShapeOriginal Price
Quad FinFang Tail$749.99

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Ronix Flyweight Skimmer

Ronix Flyweight Skimmer

For a competition-ready board that delivers high-performance, power, and response, look no further than the Ronix Flyweight Skimmer Wakesurf Board. Constructed with the less is more approach, the Flyweight Atlantik is super lightweight for your most agile skimming yet. The pro skim style shape allow for riders to pivot, move and engage turns on a dime. This is a quick, playful board that will have you stacking carves and slashes all day.

FinsShapeOriginal Price
Fin-S SystemSkim$749.99

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Hyperlite Shim

Hyperlite Shim

Take everything you know about wakesurfing and tear it up - the Hyperlite Shim Wakesurf Board doesn't follow the rules. This hybrid deck will satisfy both skim and surf aficionados, featuring a fast rocker system that combines with a short profile for maximum speed and razor sharp control when you're in the air or dipping into your box of tricks. If you are an intermediate to advanced wakesurfer looking for a board to take your riding to the next level, look no further than the Shim. This is an incredibly versatile board at an affordable price.

FinsShapeOriginal Price
3 FinPin Tail$479.99

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Hyperlite Hi-Fi

Hyperlite Hi-Fi

The Hyperlite Hi-Fi Wakesurf Board is a true skim-style wakesurfer that Noah Flegel uses to dominate the competition scene. With a wide flat base, a switch-friendly pintail design, and 3 low-profile P-wing fins, the Hi-Fi loves to get loose, build up speed, and spin 3's and shuvits. If you're looking for a traditional, down-the-line surfer, look elsewhere, but if you're in the market for a poppy, slashy, moon-boostin' good time, you've come to the right place. This is a perfect board for playing and jibbing in any wake.

FinsShapeOriginal Price
3 FinPin Tail$539.99

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Doomswell Falcon

Doomswell Falcon

Attack your prey down the line on the Doomswell Falcon Wakesurf Board. With a single concave bottom, the Falcon maximizes speed and holds a tight turning radius for snaps off the lip and quick bottom turns. This board grips with its claws and just will not let go of a turn. A wide tail offers plenty of surface area for airs and allows heavier riders to surf a shorter length. Soar to new heights with the Doomswell Falcon Wakesurf Board! The Falcon is a versatile, powerful board at a great price.

FinsShapeOriginal Price
2 FinSurf Shape$769.99

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Lib Tech Crakn

Lib Tech Crak'n

Size down to speed up! The Lib Tech Crak'n Wakesurf Board has a wide full nose to get up on plane quickly, with a straight rail line for efficient ripping. Combined with its higher nose, tail rocker, and scalloped tail, this craft feels as close to ocean wave surfing as you can get. Lock the tail into a turn with the Particle Accelerator Dish concave and rocket your way to Slashtown. This is a fast board that loves to make the most of any wake shape and size.

FinsShapeOriginal Price
Quad RRIP'sFull Nose$799.99

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Lib Tech Manna Tee

Lib Tech Manna Tee

The Lib Tech Manna Tee Wakesurf Board is built like a longboard to expand the rideable section of your wake. Its hard, tucked edge tail gives you serious power and control, and its size gives you a huge area to play with. Rock the smaller size if you're looking to get aggressive, or go big for cruising smaller wakes. Smooth curves and rocker lines blend speed and stability - be one with the sea cows and go with the flow. If you like to spend a relaxing afternoon behind the boat, makin whatever turns you’d like, the Manna Tee has you covered.

FinsShapeOriginal Price
FOC II Fin BoxFlipped Nose$849.99

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Jetpilot Glass Slipper

Jetpilot Glass Slipper

If you've ever wanted to know what the skim board scene is about, there's no better entry point than the Jetpilot Glass Slipper Skim Wakesurf Board. This versatile skimmer features a tri fin thruster setup and adjustable foot straps to help you get situated. Remove the outer fins for a looser skim feel, and ditch the foot straps once your feeling confident. The rest is up to you! This board is happy to skim or surf, just choose whatever happens to strike your fancy on any given day!

FinsShapeOriginal Price
Tri FinClassic Skim$349.95

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The Selection Process:

Our wake buyer has an endless amount of knowledge on all things watersports stemming from years of experience in the watersports industry in tandem with their countless hours out in the water catching waves behind the boat or ripping at the cable park. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Jack Mace

I grew up on the north end of Lake Washington and was surrounded by watersports enthusiasts who all had an immense passion for any activity done on the water. My dad has also worked in the boating industry my whole life, so those two factors were the main building blocks that shaped my love for the industry from a young age.

After attending Western Washington University, I moved back to the Seattle area and worked as a sailing instructor for a number of years at my cousin’s rental shop on Lake Union before joining the evo family in 2012.

At evo, I started out on the customer service team and worked my way onto the merchandising team which gave me the opportunity to integrate my passion and love for the water into a career as the Watersports Buyer. I still reside in the Seattle area with my wife Katie and two sons, Wes and Carter.