Tuesday, October 3, 2023

How to choose the correct wakeboard size?

If you’re a beginner looking to start wakeboarding, one of the most important factors to consider is choosing the correct wakeboard size. Choosing the wrong size board can lead to frustration and a lack of progress in your skills. Here are some tips on:

Weight and ability level

Your weight and ability level are the two primary factors that determine what size wakeboard you need. Generally, the heavier you are, the longer and wider your wakeboard should be. For beginners, it’s recommended to choose a wakeboard that is 2-3 centimeters longer than their height. This will give them enough stability to learn and progress their skills.

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In addition to the length of the board, the width is also important. A wider wakeboard will provide more stability, making it easier to stay balanced on the water.


The rocker of a wakeboard refers to the curve from nose to tail. A wakeboard with a larger rocker will produce a more aggressive ride, with more air time and a slower ride. A flatter rocker will give a faster and smoother ride.


The flex of a board refers to how much it will bend when pressure is applied. A board with less flex will be stiffer and provide more pop off the wake. A more flexible board will absorb more of the wake, making it easier to learn and progress.

Personal preference

Finally, personal preference plays a role in selecting the right size wakeboard. If you’re more interested in tricks and jumps, a shorter board with a more aggressive Rocker and greater flex may be best. If you’re interested in longer rides and wake exploration, a longer board with a flatter rocker and less flex might be better.

Selecting the right size wakeboard is a crucial step to mastering wakeboarding. Take into account your weight, ability level, width, rocker, flex, and personal preference when making your choice. Ultimately, it’s important to choose a board that is comfortable and will help you progress your skills.

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