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The 9 Best Wakesurf Boards & Wakesurfers of 2021

Year after year, wakesurfing continues to explode in popularity – and for good reason. One of the things we love most about this sport is how fun and accessible it can be for everyone from seasoned vets to new riders looking to drop the rope for the very first time. As the sport grows, so do the quivers designed by all the manufacturers we offer here at evo. This is especially true for 2021 wakesurf boards with brands dropping shapes loaded with new tech, unique ride characteristics, and different levels of riders in mind.

With so many great options, it can be tough to lock in on the perfect ride for you and your crew, but we have some good news for you! We picked some of our favorite boards and we’ll do our best to break them down to help you start your search. So here we are, with a list of the best wakesurf boards of 2021! Whether you’re looking for a loose, skim style wakesurfer that’ll help you spin 360s until the sea isn’t the only thing making you sick, or you’re looking for a mellow surf-style cruiser with maximum down-the-line speed, grab something that fits your style, and we’ll see you on the water. 


Ronix Coal Classic Fish

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Classics never go out of style! The Koal Classic Fish has been a powerhouse in the Ronix line for years – and it remains one of the best wakesurf boards out there. This board checks all the boxes necessary to please everyone on the boat. Cruise down the line with speed, slash some serious cutbacks, and grab some airtime off the lip. Whether you’re new to the sport, or you’ve been riding for years, the Koal Classic Fish offers a smooth ride that inspires confidence and puts the surfer in the driver’s seat to dictate the overall feel on the wave. Ride it as a twin fin for a loose skate-style feel, or run a three fin setup for a soulful and mellow surf feel.

With machined EVA front and rear pads, an extra tall tail wedge, and a standard width that isn’t too thin or too thick, this no-fuss board is for someone that needs one ride to keep the whole boat happy. Match that with Ronix’s Liquid Lava High Temp Surf Resin that is built to withstand Mother Nature’s most extreme heat, you’ll be riding in classic style for years to come.

 Ability LevelStyle & Shape Original Price 
 Intermediate-AdvancedSurf $649.99 

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Hyperlite Shim

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Can’t decide whether you want a skim or surf style wakesurf board? Well, good news, you don’t have to! The Hyperlite Shim is perfect for any quiver, delivering the best characteristics of both types of boards. With multiple fin setups to dictate the overall ride, you can adjust the feel to suit your style. Set the Shim up as a twin fin with a trailer for that super locked-in feel, or run it with just the single trailer fin for a loose ride that allows you to spin it with ease. Along with the different fin configurations, this board features a flatter rail design that, much like a wakeboard, rides higher in the water and allows the surfer to break it loose for surface spins or rotational tricks off the lip. To keep the speed up, the Shim has a single concave base contour with mellow tail channels to keep that water flowing, and help you carry your momentum down the line. The EPS core with layered glass and Dura-Shell construction provides tons of durability and allows for a low-maintenance ride. For anyone looking for a universal board that can do it all, look no further than the Hyperlite Shim.

 Ability LevelStyle & Shape Original Price 
 Intermediate - AdvancedHybrid $479.99

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Liquid Force TC Skim

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A fan favorite and back with a better design and construction than ever before, we’re loving Liquid Force’s TC Skim. Spin, shuv, and pop off the lip, you can do it all. Featuring a single 1.5” FCS fin, this board really lets you take control and put the board where you want it. While the board is designed to take your skim style riding to the next level and break loose without the slightest hesitation, the TC skim also has built in tech to help you progress with confidence. To make the board grip on edge, it uses a single concave up front to a quad concave out the back. This also gives the surfer a bit more hold when starting and stopping their rotations. To help with speed, the squash tail has been widened slightly to get the rails more parallel. This helps you track down the line without losing any of its playfulness. Adding the carbon tail wrap, and bottom tape to increase stiffness, this board is an all-out skim charger ready to take your bag of tricks to the next level, it’s definitely one of the best ski style wakesurf boards out.

 Ability LevelStyle & Shape Original Price 
 Advanced-ExpertSkim$699.99 

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Lib Tech Air’n

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Named after Pacific Northwest native and rippin’ rider Aaron Witherell and inspired by the freedom of true ocean surfing, this board is an absolute dream to ride. The Air’n has a flat rocker and an extra wide tail block that give it a ton of speed, power, and pop off the lip. We love this board’s ability to hold an edge, even on the steepest waves, without losing its free carving spirit. Another great feature about this board is its unmatched durability. We can all thank Lib Tech’s unique, and eco-friendly ecoIMPACTO Thermo Pressure Fusion Process for that. Long story short – they are dang difficult to ding! Curious about fin set-ups? Don’t even worry about it. The Air’n comes loaded with FOC (freedom of choice) II fin boxes which are 40% lighter than conventional boxes and allow for riders to choose between FCS II or two tab fins to suit your style.

What do all these features mean for you? Well, if you’re looking for a true surf inspired ride that carries speed like you won’t believe, has the pop to score some major airtime, carves like a dream, AND you want to leave those pesky pressure dings in the past – we don’t think you can go wrong with the Lib Tech Air’n.

 Ability LevelStyle & Shape Original Price 
 Intermediate-AdvancedSurf$699.99 

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Connelly Fishbone

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For hard chargers that demand a lightweight board with top level feel under foot. Connelly’s Skelecore technology provides an ultralight construction that reduces overall core mass and weight, which allows you to feel the board flex and react to every input you can throw at it. Along with the reduced weight, Connelly has given this shape a sharp rail design for quick rail to rail riding that allows for effortless control anywhere on the wave. Utilizing a true hybrid style design, you’re able to adjust the blend between skim style freedom and a hard carving surf style ride, by dialing in a fin setup that suits your preference. With the diamond tail, water releases off the rails for a faster overall feel that are sometimes missing on hybrid shapes. Needless to say, if you’re looking for a hybrid ride that can adapt and react quicker than you can think of your next trick, look no further than the Connelly Fishbone!

 Ability LevelStyle & Shape Original Price 
 Advanced - Experthybrid$699.99 

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Doomswell Falcon

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Speed demons rejoice! If you’re looking for relentless speed, quick bottom turns, and a unique tail design that maximizes air time and forgiveness – you’ve found it! Using a single concave base, this shape just works. One of our favorite things about this wakesurf board is that it removes some of the complexity found in the base designs of other boards, and simplifies it for maximum speed and push. Another thing we like is the wide tail design that offers the rider some forgiveness if they lose the wave, or some extra recovery speed when reentering from spins. The tail also allows bigger surfers the ability to size down without losing any push or feel on the wave.

The Doomswell Falcon is one of the best wakesurf boards for anyone looking to progress and grow their bag of tricks at a rapid pace, without fear of losing the sweet spot on the wave. We think that knowing your board will thrive on any wave size and will also help you recover if things go a little sideways, provides great peace of mind - especially if you’re switching between boats and want to continue your progression all summer long.

 Ability LevelStyle & Shape Original Price 
 Intermediate-AdvancedSurf$769 

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Slingshot Boss Hoss

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Offering more surface area than almost any other board on the market, the Slingshot Boss Hoss makes wakesurfing accessible to everyone. If you’ve ever thought you were too heavy, your wave was too small, or you just couldn’t find that sweet spot on the wave to drop the rope, you’ve found your board! At 5’6” long and 26” wide, the Boss Hoss is a tank. It’s one of the best wakesurf board for bigger riders, and really all riders! With so much board under foot, constantly hunting for your wave’s pocket is a thing of the past. This board offers unmatched stability and makes deepwater starts easier than ever. With a very slight nose rocker, you’ll keep the tip above the waterline while maintaining speed down the line. A customizable tri-fin setup can be run as a thruster, twin, or single fin to keep things interesting long after you’ve mastered the basics.

So for those of us that have ever thought “surfing without the rope just isn’t in the cards for me,” kick all of that logic to the curb! If you’re new to the sport, a bigger surfer, have a smaller wave, or you want to surf with your dog on board, take a hard look at this thing. Slingshot claims that if the Hoss can’t do it, it simply isn’t possible – and we’d tend to agree.

 Ability LevelStyle & Shape Original Price 
 Beginner-IntermediateSurf$599.99 

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Ronix Flyweight Skimmer

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A board with a name that truly says it all – The Ronix Flyweight Skimmer is an ultra-thin and ultra-light skim style board for riders that place high value on low swingweights, quick edge to edge feel, and impressive response underfoot. Thanks to the thin overall profile, this board sits deeper in the water which allows for better control, with or without fins. The minimalist construction gives the board an insanely lightweight feel when spinning 360s or popping airs off the lip, while the hard rail begs for high speed carves and allows the surfer to really dig in and bury the rail on bottom turns.

While the Flyweight Skimmer does give up some overall speed, it more than makes up for it with a ride that puts the surfer in control and allows for greater feel on the water. If you’re an advanced rider looking for top-of-class on water feel, and your able to generate your own speed, the Ronix Flyweight Skimmer is worth your time - especially if you’re looking to take your skim tricks to the next level.

 Ability LevelStyle & Shape Original Price 
 Advanced-ExpertSkim$699.99 

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Liquid Force Primo

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A staple in the Liquid Force wakesurf lineup for years, the Primo is a do-it-all hybrid to be enjoyed by everyone on the boat. With similar ride characteristics to the TC Skim, Liquid force makes the shape more durable and value friendly with this offering it’s one of the best wakesurf board for the money. We love this board for the customizable ride depending on the fin setup you choose. Run it as a twin fin to dig in during hard carving, or set it up as a single skim fin for snaps, spins, and an overall loose feel. We also like the tough construction. With so many wakesurf boards using delicate epoxy resins that require additional care, sometimes it’s nice to hop back in the boat and throw a board into the racks without a second thought. While the board is made with better durability in mind, it’s still very light, which allows you to take control and put it where you want it on the wave.

We recommend this board to surfers that don’t want to lock themselves into a skim or surf style board and want to leave their options open. It’s also great for those that want a high performance board that’s easily handled by anyone on the boat without constant fear of dings and dents. In the end, however you choose to ride it, rest easy knowing you’ll have a great time and even have a few bucks left in your pocket to chip in on boat gas – it’s a win-win!

 Ability LevelStyle & Shape Original Price 
 Intermediate-AdvancedHybrid$469.99 

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