Tips from Phase 5 and Miller Kinlin

Getting up on the board:

  • Start out with board flat on water with 2 heels resting on top of the board, a little more than shoulder width apart.
  • Once the rope starts to get tight, just put pressure on your heels.
  • Bend your knees like you are sitting down on a chair.
  • Bend your elbows slightly and in between your knees.
  • Keep arms, shoulders firm and back straight until you are standing.
  • Lean back a little and enjoy the ride!

Additional tips for first time wakesurfers.

  • Use ballast to weight one side of the boat (favor the stern): For the best possible conditions for wakesurfing, you need a solid wave.
  • The ideal boat speed for wakesurfing is 11-14mph.
  • Use a rope specifically for wakesurfing: They are bigger and safer than traditional ropes.
  • Attach the rope to the pylon or tower for best placement.
  • To slow down, apply weight to the back.
  • To go faster, shift weight forward on the board.

Wakesurfing is a sport. Unless you are transitioning from a similar sport, it will take a bit of time to develop skill. But it is worth the investment… of time and money. There is nothing quite like the thrill of riding a good wave!