What equipment do you need to wakesurf?
A few things, you’ll need your boardshorts or a swimsuit, a wakesurf board, a wakesurf rope, and perhaps most important, an appropriately sized life jacket. If you have more questions about boats for wakesurfing, check out our guide to wakesurfing boat setup.
How can I practice wakesurfing at home?
Stand on the floor or a balance board with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Jump straight up and try to bring your knees as far up as possible before landing back on the floor or board with your knees bent. Try to do as many jumps while landing softly as you can within a minute.
What speed should you Wakesurf at?
Boat speed for wakesurfing will vary with the make and model of boat, and the amount of ballast, but usually good waves form around 10 mph and professional surfers will cap out around 12.5. Skim-style boards perform best at about 1.5 mph slower than surf-style boards.
How deep of water do you need to Wakesurf?
Anything over 20 feet deep will be the best depth for wake surfing. At any depths below that, you will probably notice that the wake will get smaller. Although, wake surfing is still possible no matter the depth. I used to wake surf in 5-7 feet of water growing up and it worked just fine.
How much weight do you need to Wakesurf?
Your going to be in between 10 and 12mph. The more weight you add to your boat the faster you’ll be able to go. Having a faster wave will make tricks especially getting air much easier. In our current boat a 2009 MasterCraft X-2, we add an addtional 1500-2200 pounds of ballast, including voice activated ballast.
Is Wakesurfing easy?
Getting up on a Wakesurf board is easy learn. … Wakesurfing is a low impact, fun and social watersport. Wakesurfing is much easier to learn because of how slow the boat is moving, usually not more than 12mph, and because the rider is so close to the boat when they are learning.