If you’re a seasoned wakeboard enthusiast who is looking for a new challenge, it may be time to start thinking about upgrading your board for better speed and aerial trick capabilities. The following boards are designed with features that are a step up from beginner boards and are meant for those looking to progress to the next level.
Take a look at our reviews of some of the best intermediate models currently on the market.
Best Intermediate Wakeboards
Here are our reviews of the best intermediate wakeboards.
As its name suggests, this board is lightweight yet strong and flexible. This board has a CarbonetX feature, which enhances speed for explosive aerial tricks.
- Layered-glass structure
- Trever Maur signature model
- Innovative construction techniques
This Factory Blemish Reverb wakeboard features deep center channels that enable the wakeboard to partially submerge in the water making it easier to turn and balance, allowing for maximum control.
- Full-length center spine minimizes hard landings
- 4×4 molded fin package with removable center fin for stability
- 3-stage rocker
This board possesses an attractive design coupled with high-quality craftsmanship and features that make it a perfect fit for any seasoned board enthusiasts looking to take their tricks to the next level.
- 3-stage rocker
- Deep center channel for maximum control
- Full length center spine for soft landings
This is a perfect option for beginners looking to take their tricks to the next level. Constructed from carbon material, this board is not only reinforced to last a long time, but comfortable as well.
- Fitted with high-quality Brandon bindings to ensure a secure ride
- 2-stage modified design
- Forgiving design means it’s easy to ride for novices
This board is designed for those riders who are always looking to take their tricks to the next level. Although it’s marketed mainly toward men, this board is great for women who love to push it to the limit.
- Center spine runs top to tail
- Fast and responsive makes it great for tricks
- Smooth, flat-bottom design
Intermediate Wakeboard Buyer’s Guide
Just as beginner boards are meant to get their user accustomed to riding the wake and build up balance and control strength, these intermediate boards are designed for speed and acceleration, giving the rider that extra “pop” to pull of exciting aerial tricks and manoeuvres.
When progressing to the next level of your wakeboarding journey, there are a few things to be aware of when making your purchase.
Take a look at our buyer’s guide for some tips and features to keep an eye out for when making your purchase.
This refers to the extent of the curvature at both ends of the board. There are two main board shapes that intermediate riders should look for:
This shape is like one fluid arc and allows for a fast, smooth ride and easy turns. This type of shape gives the rider that extra pop for increased airtime.
The 3-stage rocker is shaped with three flat planes coming together to form a concave angularity—try picturing a skateboard. This shape allows for a slower and looser ride. However, it still delivers a huge pop off of the wake.
Wakeboards come in many different lengths. This is because the weight of the person must determine the length of the board. If you’re too heavy for the length of the board, you’ll sink too much. Similarly, if you’re too light for the length of the board, you won’t submerge enough. Make sure to read the specs on the board you’re interested in to determine which model is suitable for your weight class.
The fins on the bottom of the wakeboard are what allow the user to steer and control the wakeboard. As an intermediate rider, look for a model that features short and shallow fins. These will allow for sharper and faster turns and are recommended for more advanced users.