how to get started wakesurfing 

Wakesurfing is a lot of fun and can be an enjoyable hobby for the whole family. In addition, it is a low-impact water sport.

The best type of boat for wakesurfing is a V-drive inboard. V-drive inboard boats have the engine placed at or near the rear of the boat. 

What Kind of Boat Is Best For Wakesurfing?

Getting a wakeshaper can help clean up the wake coming off of a boat. If your wake is washed out, consider getting a wakeshaper to clean it up.


Ballast is important for creating a substantial wake. In general, the more your boat weighs, the more water it displaces. The more water it displaces, the bigger the wake.


With wake boats, this is usually also done in the form of a lead ballast bag. The advantage of using lead over water is denser than water ballast.

Lead Ballast

Your friends and gear also help with ballast. Something to be mindful of is where they sit on the boat will impact the weight distribution of the boat and thus the shape of the wave.

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