Aftermarket Wakesurf Device Comparison Chart

A true game changer, the emergence of aftermarket wakesurf devices singlehandedly changed the sport of wakesurfing overnight. The most impactful innovation to ever happen in wakesurfing, aftermarket wakesurf devices deliver modern wave shaping technology the boat that is already sitting in your driveway. Wakesurfers everywhere have raved about these devices and the ability to create that dream surf wave behind the boat they already own.

The number of aftermarket wakesurf devices has exploded over the last two years. For those looking to build a better surf wake, all the available options on the market make it difficult to decide which one is best for them. Our team of product experts get asked about wakesurf devices every single day. Which one is the best? Will this work on my boat?

As the trusted voice in wakesurfing, the team at WakeMAKERS has created this Wakesurf Device Comparison Chart to give wakesurfers everywhere a resource that fully explains the pros and cons of all the available products on the market.

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We are confident that you will be blown away by the results and instantly start having more fun on the water with your new wakesurf device. Standing behind the products we sell, you have up to 30 days from the date of purchase to get out on the water, try it out yourself, and see the results before your very own eyes. Not satisfied? Send it back to us, no questions asked.

Mission DELTA Universal Wakesurf Device

Mission DELTA Wakesurf Shaper

Overview

Introduced in 2016, the MISSION Delta made a huge splash in the wakesurfing game thanks to its suction cup adhesion to the boat, leaving no trace on the boat once you are done surfing. Designed to be compatible on nearly any inboard boat, this wakesurf device makes it easy to generate a bigger swell behind the boat you own. The Delta floats and is constructed with marine grade materials that help this product outlast many of the cheaper options on the market that use standard suction cups, springs, etc. Comes with an industry-leading two-year warranty.

Key Features

  • Durable Design
  • Switch Sides In Seconds
  • Reversible
  • It Floats
  • 1-Year Warranty

Price: $398

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Roswell Deflector Wake Shaper

Roswell Deflector Wake Shaper

Overview

Roswell debuted their Deflector Wave Shaper this year, an aftermarket wakesurf device that uses a suction cup adhesive similar to the MISSION Delta. The Deflector is made of marine-friendly marine materials that will hold up to the environment and last for many years to come. Larger suction cups provide improved grip and hold but the device does float in case of accidental release. When doing a side by side comparison to other suction cup wakesurf devices, you will quickly notice the increased size of the Deflector. Many users find the increased size helpful in finding the sweet spot on the boat, especially with boats 23 ft. and longer.

Key Features

  • Durable Design
  • Switch Sides In Seconds
  • Reversible
  • It Floats
  • 1-Year Warranty

Price: $399

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Eight.3 Wakesurf Shaper

Eight.3 Wakesurf Shaper

Overview

The Eight.3 Wakesurf Shaper is the original aftermarket wakesurf device. It was first released in early 2016 and they added an additional XL model for the 2017 season. The Wakesurf Shaper is the only aftermarket wakesurf device that is mounted directly to your boat via velcro strips that are attached to your boat hull.

Key Features

  • Durable Design
  • Switch Sides In Seconds
  • Two Sizes To Accommodate Larger Boats
  • It Floats
  • 1-Year Warranty

Price: $599 for the Standard and $649.99 for the XL

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Swell Wakesurf Shaper

Swell Wakesurf Shaper

Overview

The Swell Wakesurf Shaper is another dual suction cup device that's available online. The design and size are similar to the Mission DELTA but the angle of the faceplate is close to 60 degrees instead of 90 degrees on the DELTA. The Swell floats and it also comes with a limited 1-year warranty.

Key Features

  • Durable Design
  • High-Performance Suction Cups
  • Switch Sides In Seconds
  • Marine Grade Materials
  • It Floats
  • 1-Year Warranty

Price: $229

Nauticurl Wake Shaper

Nauticurl Wake Shaper

Overview

The Nauticurl Wake Shaper was the only surf device we tested that was built from aluminum. Because of this, it was heavier than the other devices. The quality and craftsmanship make it feel robust, but the biggest downside was the lack of floatation. Nauticurl does include a marine line to attach a buoy or life jacket to in case it falls off the boat.

*Update: Nauticurl has a retro-fit float that mounts to the faceplate for $14.99.

Key Features

  • Durable Design - Build With Aircraft Aluminum Alloy
  • High-Performance Suction Cups
  • Switch Sides In Seconds
  • Marine Grade Materials
  • 2-Year Warranty

Price: $235 + shipping

SuckGate Wakesurf Wake Shaper

SuckGate Wakesurf Wake Shaper

Overview

The SuckGate Wakesurf Wake Shaper is the only product currently available on the market with multiple color options to match your boat. It has a similar design and construction to other suction cup mounting devices. At a price point of $350, it's the most expensive aftermarket device that does not float.

Key Features

  • 48" Floating Cord Leash
  • High-Performance Suction Cups
  • Switch Sides In Seconds
  • Marine Grade Materials

Price: $349.99

Wakesurf Edge

Wakesurf Edge

Overview

The Wakesurf Edge is a dual suction cup device and the only wooden one on the market. The inner wood core is covered by a tough rubberized coating and the Edge features all stainless steel suction cup components that are non-corrosive.

Key Features

  • It Floats
  • High-Performance Suction Cups
  • Switch Sides In Seconds
  • Marine Grade Materials

Price: $285.95

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Wicked Wave

Wicked Wave

Overview

The Wicked Wave is a metal surf device that attaches to the swim platform of a specific boat make and model. It's not a universal system and it requires two devices if you plan on surfing both sides of your boat.

Key Features

  • Customized For Specific Boat Models
  • Switch Sides Quickly
  • Marine Grade Materials

Price: $299.00 per side

QuickShift Wakesurfing

QuickShift Wakesurf Shaper

Overview

The QuickShift is a suction cup mounted device that attached to the side of your boat. It features an adjustable faceplate designed to give you 3 angles (90, 75 and 60 degrees).

It comes standard with a braided lanyard for retention (the QuickShift doesn’t float) and high-quality marine hardware that is built to withstand a marine environment. Dual suction cup mounting makes it quick and easy to switch from one side to the other.

Key Features

  • Universal Design
  • Safety Lanyard Included
  • Switch Sides Quickly
  • Marine Grade Materials

Price: $299.00 per side

Aerial Stealth Wakeshaper

Stealth Wakeshaper

Overview

The Stealth Wakeshaper is the only aftermarket surf device that features a single suction cup. It’s also slightly different than the other suction cup devices because it comes with a suction pump that must be depressed 5-10 times before it locks in place on your boats hull.

The Stealth claims to have a swap-able fin system in development. Currently, the kit comes with a standard 12.5” x 8” 90-degree fin but they will be releasing additional fin shapes and configurations.

Key Features

  • Durable Design
  • Switch Sides In Seconds
  • Reversible Design
  • It Floats

Price: $459



Conclusion

The design and attachment may be similar from one model to the other, but the biggest difference comes down to the fit and finishes, warranty, and whether or not it floats.

At WakeMAKERS, our goal has always been to guide people into the best possible products for their boat. Because of this, we've aligned ourselves with Mission Boat Gear, Roswell, and Eight.3 for now. They are reputable brands that stand behind their products and their focus on quality and continuous improvement has us excited about the future of aftermarket wakesurf devices.

WakeMAKERS Surf Device Product Expert