Children's Wakesurf Buyer's Guide

Teaching the little ones on your boat to wakesurf on a kids-specific board is paramount to making it fun for them.

You don’t teach your children to ride a bike on an adult sized bike. You don't teach them to ski on your pair of skis. So why would you teach your child how to wakesurf on your full size wakesurf board? Well... we aren't quite sure.

All too often we see children struggling to learn due to the high buoyancy of the board they are riding relative to their size. Typically the most difficult part of a child learning to wakesurf is them being able to control the board in the water. Riding a full size board makes it difficult for them to get up as well as controlling the board once they are up and riding. Riding on a children's specific wakesurf board will allow them to control the board and not vice versa.

Not too long ago there weren't any kids' wakesurf boards. Fast forward to 2017 and we now have seven different kid's boards from top brands like Ronix, Liquid Force, Hyperlite, CWB, and Phase 5. The goal of this Buyer's Guide is to help you find the right board for the grom in your life based on their size, ability level, riding style, and more.

Continue reading our Children's Wakesurf Buyer's Guide to find the right wakesurf board for the grom in your life.

The Ronix Super Sonic Space Odyssey series features two shapes (Fish and Powertail), are made with the same technology as their high-perfromance boards, but packed down to a 3’ 9” size. This children's specific wakesurf series was designed to create boards that would help develop the next generation of shredders behind the boat.

Ronix Super Sonic Space Odyssey Fish

Ronix Super Sonic Space Odyssey Fish

Not sure if you need something loose and skatey, extra reactive, or Sunday cruise mellow, and just want an overall fun shape? A fish profiled “fun” board with a deep swallow tail that can easily break free on the top of the lip, yet has the bottom turn drive to get you there quickly. The Fish is the more surf style shape of the two Ronix kids' boards.

Price: $329.99

Size: 3' 9"

Available at Shop Now» Ronix Super Sonic Space Odyssey Powertail

Ronix Super Sonic Space Odyssey Powertail

Combining the stable aspects of a Longboard, the bottom turn drive of a Thruster, and the ability to air out like no other kid’s board out there. There has never been a kids' board with this much surface area in the tail, giving it added speed, making it easier to surf without the rope. The better option if your child is riding a smaller wave.

Price: $329.99

Size: 3' 9"

Available at Shop Now» Hyperlite Gromcast Kids' Wakesurf Board

Hyperlite Gromcast

The Hyperlite Gromcast is an all-new addition and comes from the highly popular Broadcast series. The wide profile provides the needed surface area to create a stable platform to learn on. This shred stick is great for kids learning turns, slashes, and spins. A versatile ride, this board is a fun shape that all the kids on the boat will enjoy riding.

Price: $279.99

Size: 3' 9"

Available at Shop Now» Hyperlite Ripper Kids' Wakesurf Board

Hyperlite Ripper

Think this looks like the Hyperlite Gromcast! That is because it is is (almost)! The Ripper originates from the Gromcast shape but is built with a wood core for added durability and a cheaper price point. Hyperlite made sure that this board was easy to surf and an overall fun shape. The squash tail helps create push and keep the board in the wave's sweet spot. The wider profile and gentle edges creates a stable, forgiving ride for kids to learn on.

Price: $249.00

Size: 3' 9"

Available at Shop Now» Phase 5 Scamp Kids' Wakesurf Board

Phase 5 Scamp

The original grom board from Phase 5. Get them behind the boat and catching some waves on the Scamp. Built with a thinner profile and smaller surface area, this makes it easier for children to learn to ride and progressing their skill set. Throw in all three fins for a more surfy feel or ride with the single tail fin for a more skim style ride ideal for spins.

Price: $289.00

Size: 3' 9"

Available at Shop Now» Liquid Force Gromi Kids' Wakesurf Board

Liquid Force Gromi

The Gromi is Liquid Force’s newest skim shape designed solely for the groms onboard. A compression molded construction makes this board highly durable and able to withstand the beating it is bound to take. The beveled rail edge gives the board more forgiveness and prevents the edge from catching. A fuller diamond shape in the tip and tail give the board extra volume, making it more stable. The single concave hull creates added glide and speed through the water. A slotted tail channel gives the rider more feel and control of the board. A large EVA traction pad covers the entire top deck for maximum grip between the rider’s feet and the board. The little ones will be ripping in no time on the all-new Gromi.

Price: $249.99

Size: 3' 10"

Available at Shop Now» CWB Dash Kids' Wakesurf Board

CWB Dash

The Dash is the perfect size for younger riders at just 44 inches. A skim style shape, the wider belly of the board gives it added stability and forgiveness. Sharper rails help the board engage and stay with the wave even with smaller, lighter riders. The flat, featureless bottom of the board helps to generate the maximum speed possible. A compression molded board, the Dash is built similar to how a wakeboard is built. While making it heavier than some other wakesurf boards, compression molded boards offer the most in durability. Your child’s board will surely take a beating. No need to worry with this board as it won’t ding or crack easily. Your grom will be surfing in no time at all.

Price: $199.99

Size: 4' 8"

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We hope you have found this Buyer's Guide insightful and are now confident that the board you are getting your kid is right for them. If you still have questions, our Custom Support Team of wakesurf experts is happy to help you out.

WakeMAKERS Customer Support Team