What makes a performance wake surf boat?
What Is Wakesurfing?
Wakesurfing is a water sport that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It involves riding the wave created by a boat as it moves through the water. Unlike traditional surfing, where the surfer catches the wave and rides it to shore, wakesurfing allows the surfer to ride the wave indefinitely, as long as the boat continues to move.
What makes a Great wake surf boat?
One of the most important pieces of equipment for wake surfing is the boat, and not all boats are created equal when it comes to wake surfing. A great wake surf boat needs to have certain features and characteristics that make it ideal for the sport. Lets take a look at what makes a great performing wake surf boat, including performance, safety, and technology.
sub floor ballast
Subfloor ballast provides you with the option of adding the perfect amount of extra weight to shape your wake, but doesn’t take up any storage or seating areas. Sleek and hidden, but with 6 pumps filling and draining you get the weight you need delivered when you need it.
gps cruise control
Zero Off is a GPS speed control system, based solely on the input from satellites and the engine management system. It is based completely on the speed across the surface of the water. You simply set the desired speed and go.
Easily set and save ideal rider and activity presets. Save all the preferred details and just hit the rider’s preferred setting on your Supra, and it will take care of it.
The Power Plant
SPECS SHOWN ARE FOR ROUSH CHARGED 575. SEE SPECS FOR DETAILS
RAPTOR 400 BY INDMAR
The 6.2L Raptor 400 is engineered to deliver 404 ft-lbs of torque at a moment’s notice for faster acceleration and faster planing.
RAPTOR 450 BY INDMAR
Opt for an additional 60 HP and 48 lb-ft of torque with the Raptor 450 upgrade and grab even more punch from the throttle.
ROUSHCHARGED™ RAPTOR 575 BY INDMAR
Add the optional 6.2L ROUSHcharged™ Raptor 575 by Indmar to crank out an incredible 580 lb-ft of torque from select Supra models.
Easy to access Transom Trunk Storage locker to keep your boards safe and secure. With room for up two boards and easy to access from the swim platform our Surf Storage is one of those features you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.
swivel board racks
PTM's Clamping Swivel Board Racks (standard feature) rotate inboard and lock securely in place to maximize space and provide easy board access.
surf tow points
The surf tow points allow riders to get into position easily. Whether you are a new rider or expert, this takes out the work of getting to your side of the wake.
AutoWake® takes the guesswork out of wakes and waves. This patented, industry-exclusive hull management system automatically manipulates the hull position to produce a precise wake or wave — every time. And it does it all without interrupting passengers or distracting the driver. Not only is AutoWake technologically impressive, it’s also an impressive feat of engineering. It’s as simple to operate as it is effective.
There’s a science to making precise wakes and waves. With innovations like our AutoWake ® Leveling feature and the Supra Launch System, it’s clear we’ve put more thought into your ride than anyone. In addition to our innovations, we also include more standard features on our boats than anyone in the industry, including the FxOne Power Tower, Powered and Heated Driver’s Seat, and Chill Tech Vinyl.
Swell Surf System - It's all about the position of the boat, our Swell Surf System positions your hull in the water to create the perfect wake. Swell delivers tall waves with long pockets that send the optimal push all the way through. But with a flip of a switch instantly shift and create a perfect identical wake on the other side, making wake to wake transfers a breeze.
How to wakesurf
learn to wakesurf
Wakesurfing requires a boat, a surfboard, and a wakesurfing rope. The boat is equipped with a specialized ballast system that helps create a large, surfable wave behind the boat.
The surfer holds onto the wakesurfing rope and begins by starting out behind the boat, in the calm water. Once the boat begins to move, the surfer gets up and finds the “sweet spot of the wave and allows the wave to carry the board allowing the rider to let go of the rope and begin to surf the wave.
The key to wakesurfing is balance and control. Unlike wakeboarding, where the rider is pulled by the boat, wakesurfing requires the rider to maintain their balance and control as they ride the wave. This makes wakesurfing a challenging and rewarding sport for those who enjoy the thrill of riding the waves.
Wakesurfing is also a relatively safe and accessible sport for people of all ages and skill levels. Unlike traditional surfing, where the surfer is at the mercy of the ocean, wakesurfing allows the surfer to control the wave and enjoy the ride in a controlled and safe environment.
Whether you’re a seasoned water sports enthusiast or a beginner looking to try something new, wakesurfing is an exciting and enjoyable sport that is well worth trying. With the right equipment and a bit of practice, anyone can learn to wakesurf and enjoy the thrill of riding the endless waves.