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How to Teach Wakeboarding To Someone Else

Teaching others how to get up on a wakeboard should be fun and easy, in this video we share with …

Boat Driving

Boat Driving for Beginners

Drive a boat for beginner wakeboarders! Driving can make or break a first time experience on the water. In this …

Boat Driving

Learn To Drive A Wake Boat like A Pro

Learn to drive boat like a pro with Trevor Hansen! Trevor has been driving the Pro Wakeboard tour for years …

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Tips and Tricks

TIPS ON GETTING MORE AIR ON A WAKEBOARD

Everyone wants to go bigger on their wakeboard! So here are a …

Boat Etiquette #2 Driving Safely For Your Rider

Learning how to be safe on the water while having fun is …

How to Wakesurf With No Rope

Want to look cool behind the boat? This video covers the main …

Boats

Halloween Shred Session

Catch channel host Cody Hunnicutt and his crew hit some sick tricks in Halloween outfits! What is your favorite costume in the video? Let us know in the …

Getting to know your wakeboard boat

Just got a brand new boat? Let Trevor Hansen walk …

Wakeboard Hand Signals 101

Here are some hand signals you need to know while …

Wakeboarding

How to Teach Wakeboarding To Someone Else

Teaching others how to get up on a wakeboard should be fun and easy, in this video we share with you some tips on how successfully teach others …

Boat Driving for Beginners

Drive a boat for beginner wakeboarders! Driving can make or …

Setting the Correct Rope Length for Wakeboarding

Rope length and boat speed are to two of the …

Wakesurfing

How to Wakesurf With No Rope

Want to look cool behind the boat? This video covers the main …

Different Types of Weight For your Wakeboard Boat

There are all kinds of different things you can throw in your …

Gear to ALWAYS keep in your boat

Having essential gear on your wakeboard is super important when maximizing your …

What is the Wake Channel?

At The Wake Channel, we’re dedicated to bringing you the best wake AND watersports content in the world. With unrivalled access to the people and companies that define the sport, we deliver weekly how to’s, technique tips, humor, news and adventure for anyone interested in watersports.

Whether you’re a fan of wakeboarding or waterskiing, a beginner looking to improve their skills or an expert looking for tips on how to perfect your tricks, there’s something here for everyone!

 

What is Wakeboarding?

Wakeboarding is one of the fastest-growing watersports in the world, and it offers a unique mix of adrenaline and fun.

Wakeboarding is a towed Watersport similar to waterskiing but you are sideways like surfing or skateboarding or snowboarding. It has been a quickly growing and popular sport over the years and is now leading the watersports industry along side wake surfing and foiling. Check out the top athletes at the Pro Wakeboard Tour and see some insane wakeboarding action.

How Fast Do You need to go for wakeboarding?

Wake Boat Speeds Based on Activity

Wakeboarding

Wakeboard speeds are typically in the 18-23mph range, but it depends on the rider. Kids and beginner wakeboarders can ride a wakeboard as slow as 10mph, but experienced and professional riders typically prefer speeds around 21.5-23.5mph.

Wakesurfing

Wakesurf speeds are typically around 10mph-12mph. That’s the sweet spot for creating a surfable wave.

Wakesurfing is when you are riding a surfboard behind the boat at slow speeds and letting go of the rope allows for a continuous wave to be ridden on.

What is Wakesurfing?

Wakesurfing vs wakeboarding?

Wakesurfing is when you are riding a surfboard behind the boat a slow speeds and you can let go of the rope and surf a continuous wave. Wakeboarding you are riding a wakeboard and going faster speeds and holding a wakeboard rope as the boat pulls you across the top of the water allowing for tricks to be performed.