The Best Wakeboards for Women: Size, Style, and Shape
Wakeboards are not a one-size-fits-all type of sporting equipment. Yes, some boards try to accommodate various skill levels, and those boards are excellent options for beginner to intermediate riders. After all, a wakeboard with forgiving and flexible features allows a rider to learn and grow with that board.
But on the other hand, advanced riders do not prefer to ride a board designed for beginners. Beginner boards simply don’t perform the same way as advanced boards do. So when it comes to finding the best wakeboards for women, you need to look for a board that matches your skill level, riding style, and physical size.
What To Look For in a Women’s Wakeboard
What features should you look for in a wakeboard? What characteristics take a wakeboard from a beginner level board to a wakeboard meant for advanced riders? How can you determine the right wakeboard for you?
As a beginner, you need a wakeboard that is long enough to float you sufficiently. A board with more length has more surface area, and more surface area provides stability and buoyancy.
A wakeboard too big for a rider isn’t necessarily the best way to go, though. In fact, an oversized board can hinder a rider’s ability to progress their skills. If a board is too big for a rider to properly pop off the wake, maneuver, or spin, then that extra surface area is not doing the rider any favors.
The shape of a wakeboard affects how a wakeboard functions. Wakeboard shapes come in two categories – a continuous rocker and a 3-stage rocker.
A continuous rocker refers to a wakeboard in the shape of one continuous, uninterrupted curve from tip to tail. A 3-stage rocker wakeboard has three separate planes to it. The board is flat across the bottom with two distinct bends on either end where the tip and tail shoot upward.
Wakeboard fins provide direction. Certain kinds of fins are designed for certain sizes and styles of boards. Fins can be thick or thin, deep or shallow, molded-in or removable. In general, deeper fins provide more support, which gives beginner riders more ability to control the board.
If you plan to wakeboard at a cable park with rails, your wakeboard should not have fins. Rather, wakeboards with fins are the best wakeboards for women that plan to ride behind a boat.
Just as the name suggests, a binding system binds a rider to a board. Wakeboard boots keep a rider connected to the wakeboard. Similar to how shoes need to be the correct fit for an individual, wakeboard boots need to match the size of a rider’s foot.
But when trying to find wakeboard boots, size is just one component you need to consider. Boots are also made with certain features and flex levels that change how the boots perform.
5 Best Women’s Wakeboards
No two women will have the exact same needs, so what you feel are the best women’s wakeboards might differ from the opinions of others. But thankfully, wakeboards come in numerous sizes, styles, and shapes.
The Hyperlite Divine Jr. Girls Wakeboard W/Jinx Bindings comes in three lengths.
Size Options: 119 cm, 128 cm, and 134 cm
Style: Continuous Rocker with formed-in fins
Bindings: Jinx bindings and low pro plate system with 6” universal mounting spread
Shape: Full beveled edge with formed landing feature and two 1.3” disorder fins
Skill Level: Beginner and intermediate riders
The Ronix Quarter ‘Til Midnight Women’s Wakeboard w/Halo Boots also comes in three lengths.
Size Options: 129 cm, 134 cm, and 138 cm
Style: Hybrid-3-Stage Middle/Continuous Outer Rocker
Bindings: Halo boot with built in J-bars, a 3-D molded tongue, stage 2 liner, and SuperStraps
Shape: Concave bottom with four fiberglass 1.0” ramp fins
Skill Level: Advanced riders
The Liquid Force Angel Women’s Wakeboard is a mid-sized wakeboard.
Size: 130 cm
Style: Aggressive Continuous Rocker
Bindings: Compatible with all 6″ bindings, but LF 6X/6R bindings are ideal
Shape: Diamond bat-tail shape, a double concave “V” at the ends, and warped molded-in side fins with a removable center fin
Skill Level: Beginner to advanced riders (when the center fin is removed)
The CWB Connelly Lotus Wakeboard with Karma L/XL Boots is another mid-sized wakeboard.
Size: 134 cm
Style: Low Drag, Subtle 3-Stage Rocker
Bindings: Connelly Karma Bindings with open-toe designed Karma L/XL Boot
Shape: System 80 Core with a full spine and enhanced edge channel
Skill Level: Beginner and intermediate riders
The Mystique New Hyperlite Women’s Wakeboard is a wakeboard with multiple advanced features.
Size: 135 cm
Style: Subtle 3-Stage Rocker
Bindings: Hyperlite’s 6″ Low Pro Plate System and Mystique bindings with a rear flex zone and molded EVA
Shape: Featuring M6 hardware and four removable fins
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced riders
Choosing the Best Wakeboards for Women
The best wakeboards for women vary based on the expectations of the intended rider. What you consider to be the best women’s wakeboards will match your personal preferences that correlate with your skills, style, and size.
And once you pick out the right wakeboard, check the locations listed in our WakeScout Directory where you can go have fun on that wakeboard. The Wakeboard Directory contains locations all around the world of:
- Cable Wake Parks
- Water Sport Schools
- Water Sport Clubs
- Water Sport Resorts
- Water Sport Charters
- Ski and Wake Boat Rentals
Now get ready to ride that perfect wakeboard!
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Wakeboards are not a one-size-fits-all type of sporting equipment. Yes, some boards try to accommodate various skill levels, and those boards are excellent options for beginner to intermediate riders. After all, a wakeboard with forgiving and flexible features allows a rider to learn and grow with that board. But on the other hand, advanced riders do not prefer to ride a board designed for beginners. Beginner boards simply don’t perform the same way as advanced boards do. So when it comes to finding th...