Did that grab your attention? We want this to be an editorial, you can agree or disagree, but mostly realize it’s for discussion purposes and meant to cause folks to think and to challenge some and their thinking on what’s a good surf wake. Here is our premise, if the best wakesurfers in the world can’t do their hardest tricks behind your surf wake, then your surf wake sucks. Professionals can pretty much adapt to any wake out there, but if most or all of those pros can’t do their hardest tricks behind your surf wake, that isn’t the fault of the rider, it’s the boat or the organizer that weights the boat improperly.
BUT, wouldn’t the very best wake EVER be the one that allows infinite adjustability so that ams can land their 3′s ALL the dang time and the pro’s can do bigger spins, every dang time?
If you want an ugly deep trough with a vertical wall, super hard lip and a pocket that is 12 feet long that should be doable with the flick of a button and the next rider up, if they want a 30 foot long pocket, with rounded lip and almost no height that should be doable with the touch of a button and NOT require adding or unloading ballast. If the best riders in the world are limited by your wake, stop calling it the best or contest level, call it what it is: a limited wake that you can do SOME stuff on. PERIOD.
Ok, end of our rant, but keep that in mind when you go to buy a boat, go look at some contest footage and see who’s landing what or more importantly who’s NOT landing what behind the boat you’re considering.
James Walker behind our Supreme V226, what we consider the best of what’s available in surf wakes.
So speaking of contest footage here are all of the videos from James Walker’s winning run at the NWWSA Open in the men’s pro surf
Sweet, huh? Thanks for following along and for listening to our rant. We’ve got some board building coming up next and you’ll want to see the uni carbon we’re working with!