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The 7 Best Wakefoils of 2022

By: Jack Mace: Watersports Buyer | May 26, 2022

 

The last decade or so has seen a wild amount of innovation in terms of watercraft you can play on behind a wake boat. Wakeboarding and wakeskating brought the playfulness of snowboarding to a medium that had typically been rife with slalom skiers. And then innovations in boat design and ballast brought wake surfing into the mainstream. Now, wakefoils take that experience and elevate it, literally. The best wake foils are systems, designed around a combination of a board, a mast, and a foil. That means you can swap components around to adapt to changing conditions or rider styles.

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Of course, everyone is looking for a slightly different ride experience from their wakefoil, so there’s no one “best” wakefoil. Instead, it’s important to think about your experience level, and expectations, and then shop for a foil setup that’s optimized for them. That’s why we’ve put together this list, to give you options that narrow down what you’re looking for from a wakefoil setup into an easily digestible list. So if you like playing around on boards behind a boat all summer, it’s time to grab a wakefoil and elevate your experience!

best wakefoils of 2022

Slingshot WF-1 FSurf V3 Foil Package

Stop being so humble. When your board hits the water, you turn into a monster shredder. The Slingshot WF-1 Foil Board is made for the best of the best. With a premium lightweight construction made with minimal material - bamboo and reinforcing carbon strings - you'll find yourself riding longer, going further, and pumping more than ever before without having to reserve energy like you would on a heavier board. Take on surfy agile turns, get tricky with it, and throw on the foil to make light work of choppy waters. This is a high-performance board designed for experienced riders who are looking for equipment that can keep up.

Slingshot is a true believer in one foil for all. And the Hover Glide FSurf V3 Foil is just that. Stable enough for the entry-level foiler while remaining agile and playful for the advanced freerider. Pump from wave to wave or in the flats, this rig is fine-tuned for success in a variety of conditions. With the ever-popular Infinity 76 Wing, the smallest amounts of wave energy are converted into straight stoke.

Mast LengthBoard Core MaterialOriginal Price
28"Bamboo$1997.98

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Liquid Force Launch Wakefoil Package

For beginner foilers who are intrigued by the sport but don't know where to start, explore the water with the Liquid Force Launch Wake Foil Board. Its large surface area and thin cross-section make it a breeze to get up and out of the water, and a flat tail, extra tip rocker, and chine rails help you learn how the foil reacts while riding at a slower speed. Included foot straps with multiple positions provide easy stance alignment, so you aren't too far forward or back when the boat starts to rumble. Flying high on a carbon fin may seem intimidating at first, but the Liquid Force Launch Wake Foil Board makes things easy. The Launch is a perfect introductory wakefoil. It’s forgiving and easy to get along with.

First-time foilers need to check out the Launch 120 Foil, which has a shorter 24" mast and injection molded stabilizer wing to keep things slow and balanced when you're just learning to get up. A Flite 120 front wing allows you to "feel" the foil before you start to zoom, so you can get in all the practice you need before showing off to your friends.

Mast LengthBoard Core MaterialOriginal Price
24"Foam$1499.98

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Slingshot WF-2 FWake V3 Foil Package

For a board that the whole family can love, look to the Slingshot WF-2 Foil Board. The WF-2 is a shorter board but comes with a wider surface area, making this traditional surf shape an excellent choice for foil riders and wake surfers of any level. Beginners can learn the fundamentals, intermediate riders can continue their progress, and those already comfortable on a foil can push on to become the rider they desire to be. With the FCS II fin boxes, users can quickly adjust the board to their desired wave and style of riding. This is an approachable, versatile foil that works for just about any rider in any condition.

The Hover Glide FWake V3 Foil is a versatile setup. Whether your learning, teaching or cruising with a long rope and surfing with no rope, the FWAKE V3 feels right. Under the feet of a complete novice or seasoned ripper, the Gamma 68 cm front wing offers plenty of stability, performance, and lift. Heck, we've even seen it 3 boat wakes back!

Mast LengthBoard Core MaterialOriginal Price
24"Foam$1830.98

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Liquid Force Nebula ​+ Carbon Deluxe Horizon Foil Package

If you've ever had the pleasure of watching what Austin Keen can do on a board, you'll probably want to get his favorite lake shredding tool, the Liquid Force Nebula Wake Foil Board. The concave deck enhances board feel and control while the Chine rail eases the release of the board off the water. Put on your fake dreads and let it rip!

The Carbon Deluxe Horizon Foil is the best of both worlds, with multiple foil options for all your behind boat belays. A 160 Horizon front wing excels with a smaller wake, while a 125 front wing loves to go big and fast. Don't choose between styles, explore them all with the Carbon Deluxe Foil Set.

Mast LengthBoard Core MaterialOriginal Price
28"Foam$2899.98

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Slingshot WF-T V1 FSurf V3 Foil Package

Everybody has to start somewhere, and Slingshot has your back. For those looking to take their first turns on a foil, there's the all-new Slingshot WF-T V1 Foil Board. The WF-T V1 is compression molded, which increases the overall durability and decreases buoyancy so riders don’t have to fight against the float of the board when starting out. Ample nose rocker allows the board to take off and touchdown repeatedly without nosediving.

Slingshot is a true believer in one foil for all. And the Hover Glide FSurf V3 Foil is just that. Stable enough for the entry-level foiler while remaining agile and playful for the advanced freerider. Pump from wave to wave or in the flats, this rig is fine-tuned for success in a variety of conditions. With the ever-popular Infinity 76 Wing, the smallest amounts of wave energy are converted into straight stoke.

Mast LengthBoard Core MaterialOriginal Price
28"Foam$1775.98

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Liquid Force Nebula ​+ Carbon Horizon 160 Foil Package

If you've ever had the pleasure of watching what Austin Keen can do on a board, you'll probably want to get his favorite lake shredding tool, the Liquid Force Nebula Wake Foil Board. The concave deck enhances board feel and control while the Chine rail eases the release of the board off the water.

The Carbon Horizon 160 Foil is for small wakes and bigger humans, so you can make the most of average conditions and look super cool the entire time. The Horizon 160 Front Wing helps you fly farther with less, and the minimum drag mast makes the ride feel even smoother.

Mast LengthBoard Core MaterialOriginal Price
28"Foam$2699.98

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Liquid Force Nebula ​+ Carbon Horizon 125 Foil Package

If you've ever had the pleasure of watching what Austin Keen can do on a board, you'll probably want to get his favorite lake shredding tool, the Liquid Force Nebula Wake Foil Board. The concave deck enhances board feel and control while the Chine rail eases the release of the board off the water.

The Carbon Horizon 125 Foil is fast. Like, really fast. Its 125 front wing was built to optimize speed no matter where you recreate, from behind the boat to the middle of the ocean. For effortless maneuverability and weightless glides, the Carbon Horizon 125 will help you achieve lift off.

Mast LengthBoard Core MaterialOriginal Price
28"Foam$2599.98

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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.