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The 7 Best Wakefoils for 2020

Wakefoiling is one of the newest boardsports to hit the water, and it’s rapidly gaining popularity. What’s the draw? Well to start, wakefoiling has been described as riding in the mountains on the smoothest and deepest powder day of your life. If that isn’t enough to get your interest, wakefoils have the advantage of working well in any water condition and can be pulled by just about any type of watercraft.

With the relative newness of the sport it may be a bit hard to figure out where to start when choosing the best wakefoil and what to look for. After all, not a lot of riders have experience with a large metal wing on the bottom of their board, or floating above water. With this in mind, we broke down some of our favorite wakefoil packages to give you a rundown of the best wakefoils of 2020.

Phase Five Gizmo Wakefoil Package

The best wakefoils of 2020
 

With carbon fiber worked into a number of elements in its design, the Phase Five Gizmo Wakefoil is an ultralight and stiff board setup. Starting with the board, carbon inlays increase the overall stiffness so the board avoids flexing while pumping while the rounded nose allows for it to skim across the water’s surface and not sink when working to get up. Straps allow for an easier takeoff, more control when pumping, and less danger if you happen to fall. A 28” mast with a lightweight wing sporting carbon finish is the final piece of the puzzle to get you floating above water. We love the stiffness and attention to detail here, which is why we chose the Gizmo as one of the best wakefoils out there.
 

 Ability Level Mast Length Foot Straps Included?Original Price 
Advanced-Expert28"Yes$1988.99

Slingshot Hover Glide Wakesurf V3 Foil Package

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Availability of options. That’s what the Slingshot Hover Glide Wakesurf Foil gives the advantage of. Featuring a crossover setup for wake surf foiling, float above the water with the foil attached, or remove it and use the FCS II twin fin setup for a wakesurf session behind the boat. The ever-popular Infinity 76 Wing can make the most of the smallest waves while foiling. Throwing in a custom travel case seals the deal with this package.
 

 Ability Level Mast Length Foot Straps Included?Original Price 
Intermediate-Advanced28"Not foot strap compatible$1798.00

Liquid Force Galaxy AK Foil Package

The best wakefoils of 2020
 

Anything with Austin Keen’s name on it is no joke when it comes to wake, and the Liquid Force Galaxy AK Foil is no exception. A Deep V Hull allows for easy touchdowns and releases from the water’s surface when you’re getting the hang of riding, or pushing your skills to new levels. The Impulse 110 Wing is Liquid Force’s most maneuverable wing allowing you to carve up and down the face of the wave with ease. An added bonus is the quick release collar which allows for quick wing and mast swaps as well as easy boat storage.
 

 Ability Level Mast Length Foot Straps Included?Original Price 
Advanced-Expert27"No$2124.98

Slingshot Hover Glide Wake V3 Foil Package

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A soft-top foil board that can double as a wakesurf board when not being used with a foil, the Slingshot Hover Glide Wake V3 Foil is an awesome option for beginners and folks looking to get started wakefoiling. The short 24” mast keeps you closer to the water surface and will work well at lower speeds while learning. The smaller surface area of their Gamma 68 Wing allows for easier maneuverability as you’re getting the hang of pumping. Want to switch things up? Remove the foil and take advantage of the fast rocker line featured on the board as you wakesurf.
 

 Ability Level Mast Length Foot Straps Included?Original Price 
Beginner-Intermediate24"Front Half Strap Included$1648.00
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Liquid Force POD Foil Package

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Anyone who has wakesurfed the Liquid Force POD can tell you its fast and snappy nature is a blast. The question is how does that translate into a wakefoil setup, and the answer is: perfectly. Durashell construction gives the board durability while the single to double concave hull is dialed to both generate speed, while still providing looseness and maneuverability in the tail. With the large Glider 125 wing under your board you’ll be pumping and slashing on even the smallest waves in no time.
 

 Ability Level Mast Length Foot Straps Included?Original Price 
Advanced-Expert27"No$1749.98

WAKEFOIL 2.0 Wakefoil Package

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Been on the fence about adding a wakefoil to the quiver? The WAKEFOIL 2.0 is exactly what you need. A buoyant board makes it easier to pump while the narrow shape improves control. A shorter 24” mast allows for lift off at lower speeds and is connected to carbon surf wings that can ride in any water condition. Removable footstraps ease the learning curve further until you’re feeling adventurous and decide to take them off.
 

 Ability Level Mast Length Foot Straps Included?Original Price 
Intermediate-Advanced24"Yes$1199.99

Phase Five Chip Wakefoil Package

The best wakefoils of 2020
 

The Phase Five Chip Wakefoil is a look into the future of wakefoiling. Its shorter length design works well because when you’re out of the water you don’t need that much board. The shorter board allows for more aggressive riding, as you don't have as much nose length out in front of you when doing an aggressive dive. Also a turned down rail under the board helps to quickly bounce back up. The accurate pump speed you get with a small board is a game changer, feeling more of the foil and less of the board while riding. This progressive design makes the Chip one of the best wakefoils of the year.
 

 Ability Level Mast Length Foot Straps Included?Original Price 
Advanced-Expert28"Yes$1988.99