How to Select a WakeSurf Board

NautiCurl has assembled a "how to" on selecting a wakesurf board to fit your skill level, wake size and riding style. 

Check out our "How to Select a Wakesurf Board" article at

What's the Difference?
Many are uncertain whether they'd prefer a Surf Style or Skim Style board. If you've ever ocean surfed, you'd be familiar with a Surf Style board. Surf Style wakesurf boards ride like a traditional ocean surf board and provide a similar ride allowing you to perform similar tricks. Skim boards on the other hand are similar to a beach skim board r allowing you to spin with ease and perform skate style tricks. Hybrid boards combine the attributes of both providing the maneuverability of a Surf Style board with the freedom of a Skim Style board.

Surf Style:
Surf Style boards are the most popular and are typically faster due to their shape providing more push and control. Most Surf Style boards are designed with dual, triple or quad fin setups. The multiple fins allow the board to track and generate speed for big air. Advanced riders who like to slash, carve and catch big airs typically prefer this style. Although Surf Style boards aren't capable of all the tricks of a Skim Style board, 360's are possible with some practice. Surf Style is the preferred beginner style board due to the increased control and multiple fins that provide stability and can ease "catching the wave", the board also proves easier for getting up as it naturally tracks the nose towards the boat.

Skim Style:
Skim Style boards, are just that, skims. Skim Style boards allow you to perform skate inspired tricks and riders continue to push the envelope of their capabilities. Skims are typically shorter and wider with a smaller single fin which create a loose or slippery feel that allows the board to spin, pop, rotate and flip with ease. Skim Boards are recommended for intermediate or advanced riders who are comfortable riding a Surf Style boards. Looking to showboat in front of your friends? With endless possibilities, the Skim Style board is for you!

Wakesurfing is currently the fastest growing water sport in the world. With continued growth and interest in the sport, more companies are getting involved and construction is continually evolving. To clear the mud, we'll explain the 3 primary construction types.

Compression Molding:
Compression molded boards are comparable to a typical wakeboard, they're durable, a bit slower in the water due to their weight, but will take abuse and conveniently fit in a standard wakeboard rack. Compression molded boards are a great starter board, they're a bit heavier and can ease the challenge of getting up for beginners and can take a few bashes against the boat and rough water. Although a great place to start, if you're interested in furthering your surf game, you'll quickly look to make the move to a surf constructed board for improved performance.

Foam Based (Epoxied Fiberglass):
Foam based boards are constructed like traditional ocean surf boards, they're light, floaty and have incredible performance. Foam based boards are are more fragile than compression molded boards, but provide a high performance ride and arevmore responsive and speedy on the water. Foam Based boards are a must for an intermediate to advance rider, the difference in the ride speaks volumes. 

Hybrid Construction:
Hybrid Constructed boards are newer to the market. Hybrid Constructed boards are great boards for beginners and kids. They have a soft top that's more forgiving for novice riders and can also protect the rear of your precious boat from the common sling dings.

Of all board constructions, NautiCurl highly recommends a Foam Based board for any rider looking to commit to becoming an intermediate or advanced rider.  


  • I just want to say Thank You to everyone who supported me through the years. My name is Manuel Franco, New Berlin, Wisconsin. My story of how I won the Powerball lottery of $768.4M is a bit of a tale. I have been playing Powerball tickets for 6 years now since I turned 18. I bought my first ticket on my 18 birthday. I was feeling very lucky that day because I had contacted Dr. Odunga Michael to help me with the winning Powerball numbers. I really had that great great feeling that I looked at the camera wanting to wink at it. I only did a tiny part of it and trusted him. He gave me the numbers after I played a couple other tickets along with it for $10. I checked my ticket after the winnings came online and saw the numbers were correct including the Power play. I screamed for about 10 minutes because it felt like a dream. I had won $768.4M. You can check my winning testimony with the lottery officials just with my name search. Thank you Dr Odunga. Well, his email is and you can also call or Whats-app him at +2348167159012 so you guys can contact him


    Get your ex back spell Lottery Spell Love/Reunion Spell Pregnancy Spell Protection Spell Freedom From Prison Spell Marriage spell Killing/Revenge spell Healing/Cure spell

    Contact him for any of these today at:
    EMAIL: OR Call and WHATS-APP HIM +2348167159012

    Manuel Franco
  • This is a very joyful day of my life because of the help PRIEST Salami has rendered to me by helping me get my ex-husband back with his magic and love spell. I was married for 6 years and it was so terrible because my husband was really cheating on me and was seeking a divorce but when I came across PRIEST Salami email on the internet on how he helped so many people to get their ex back and help to fix relationships. and make people happy in their relationship. I explained my situation to him and then sought his help but to my greatest surprise, he told me that he will help me with my case and here I am now celebrating because my Husband has changed totally for good. He always wants to be by me and can not do anything without my presence. I am really enjoying my marriage, what a great celebration. I will keep on testifying on the internet because PRIEST Salami is truly a real spell caster. DO YOU NEED HELP THEN CONTACT DOCTOR PRIEST Salami NOW VIA EMAIL: Whatsapp number: +2348143757229 He is the only answer to your problem and makes you feel happy in your relationship…

  • My name is Tom Peacock from USA, I want to say thank you to Dr Emu for the good thing he has done for me, Though am not sure if this is the best forum to show my joy and happiness for what he has done for me but i can’t hide my happiness and my joy so i have to share it with people, my marriage got crashed about two years ago and i tried all i could within my power but to no avail. I saw a post and testimonial about the good things Dr Emu has been doing so I decided to give it a try. though he is always a busy man but when he responded back to my email, he gave me 48 hours for my marriage to be restored really just like he said my marriage was restored since then I am happy and i am living happily i am so grateful to Dr Emu you can always email him here: {} or WhatsApp: {+2347012841542}

    Tom Peacock
  • Omg I Finally Got Helped !! I’m so excited right now, I just have to share my testimony on this Forum.. The feeling of being loved takes away so much burden from our shoulders. I had all this but I made a big mistake when I cheated on my wife with another woman and my wife left me for over 4 months after she found out.. I was lonely, sad and devastated. Luckily I was directed to a very powerful spell caster Dr Emu who helped me cast a spell of reconciliation on our Relationship and he brought back my wife and now she loves me far more than ever.. I’m so happy with life now. Thank you so much Dr Emu, kindly Contact Dr Emu Today and get any kind of help you want.. Via Email or Call/WhatsApp cell number +2347012841542

    Jason Bennett

Leave a comment