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Wakeboards For Girls

Updated on November 29, 2011

Wakeboarding is for everyone, including women.

When it comes to wakeboarding there are only a handful of companies that put together really sweet wakeboard packages for girls. The wakeboard industry has been dominated in the past by men but women’s wakeboarding is catching up fast. Professional Women’s Wakeboarders like Corrie Dyer, Raimi Merritt, Emily Copeland Durham and many others have proved that in wakeboarding girls are a force to be reckoned with!

Wakeboarding is a sport for everyone.

Professional Womens Wakeboarder Raimi Merritt

Raimi Merritt rocks the scene in the wakeboarding world.
Raimi Merritt rocks the scene in the wakeboarding world.

Four major wakeboarding companies dominate the wakeboarding industry.

Four wakeboard companies that are on the top of their game when it comes to women’s wakeboarding equipment are Slingshot, Ronix, Hyperlite, and Liquid Force.

  • Slingshot is one of the hottest wakeboard companies to hit the wakeboarding scene.  Started by Tony and Jeff Logosz, Slingshot has patented their FRT, or Future Response Technology, which allows for a greater FLEX in their board both in length and width. Slingshot leads the industry in kiteboarding and is redefining what wakeboarding should feel like.
  • Ronix Wakeboards is a combination of the expertise of Danny Harf, Parks Bonifay, Chad Sharpe, and Emily Copeland-Durham.  Joining with Paul and Herb Obrien, these professional wakeboarders have created a company that dominates the wakeboard industry.  Parks Bonifay is all that has to be said when it comes to wakeboarding. 
  • For over 19 years Hyperlite has been dedicated to the sport of wakeboarding.  Hyperlite has been wakeboarding since the beginning and will be wakeboarding until the end.  Their research and development in the field of wakeboarding pushes them to develop new and innovative ideas while maintaining the dependability of their products that wakeboarders have come to know and trust.
  • Liquid Force is one of the biggest names around when it comes to wakeboarding.  With riders like Shawn Watson, Harley Clifford, and Amber Wing of their 2011 professional wakeboarding team they are a force to be dealt with, in fact, a liquid force.

2011 Slingshot Wakeboard Pearl

Give your girl a pearl, she will love you for it!
Give your girl a pearl, she will love you for it!

Slingshot Wakeboards- Pearl

The Slingshot Pearl takes performance to a whole new level when it comes to wakeboarding.  The Slingshot Pearl offers the smoothest pop with the added advantage of the softest landing too.  The wakeboard was named Pearl in a metaphorical way.  A Pearl is a rare find, something that takes time to produce, and ultimately a desired possession.  The Slingshot Pearl is similar in that it is the ultimate ladies wakeboard.  Like all Slingshot Wakeboards, the Pearl has the Future Response Technology which makes it lightweight and durable while giving it the utmost flexibility.  The Slingshot Pearl also has the new Single Shot Fusion Sidewall which is a seamless fusion from the core of the board.  It has an elliptical concave design which gives it quicker edge to edge response.

Corrie Dyer for Slingshot, 2010 Pearl Wakeboard

2011 Slingshot Wakeboard Choice

Slingshot Wakeboards are always the perfect Choice for girls.
Slingshot Wakeboards are always the perfect Choice for girls.

Choice- Slingshot Wakeboards

Whether your wakeboard skill level is beginner, or you are more advanced, the Slingshot Choice is the perfect choice for a girl’s wakeboard.  Like all Slingshot Wakeboards it has the FRT flex making the wakeboard come to life beneath your feet.  The unique outline blended with a continuous rocker found in the Slingshot Choice provides great edge to edge control, smooth landings, and greater energy in the pop off of the wake.  The Slingshot Choice has one of the most durable sliding bases available making it a great choice for rails.

Ronix Wakeboards- Faith Hope Love

Emily Copeland Durham created the Ronix Wakeboard, Faith Hope Love collection for 2010.
Emily Copeland Durham created the Ronix Wakeboard, Faith Hope Love collection for 2010.

Ronix Wakeboards- Faith Hope Love

Emily Copeland- Durham has designed a collection of wakeboarding equipment for Ronix Wakeboards called, Faith Hope Love. Faith Hope Love has a slightly lowered hybrid rocker line blending speed, and a consistent smooth pop off the liquid transition, with a bigger sweet spot. Designed especially for a woman by a woman, Faith Hope Love rides higher on the water which means less work edging into a trick and more forward momentum on landings. The Faith Hope Love wakeboard has a fuller rail in the center of the wakeboard which allows the board to be more forgiving. The wakeboard artwork has a metal flake design that is both feminine and cool at the same time.The style and the comfort of the wakeboard shows why Emily Copeland-Durham is the first lady of Ronix.

Ronix Wakeboards- Faith Hope Love

Hyperlite Wakeboard- Blur

Everything is a Blur from Hyperlite.
Everything is a Blur from Hyperlite.

Hyperlite Wakeboards- Blur

One of the older wakeboarding manufacturers in the industry is Hyperlite.  Hyperlite offers several different wakeboards for girls, but the most popular choice is the Blur. The Blur has a concave top deck giving more flexibility to the footbed quickening your response time when cutting from one edge to another.  The wakeboard releases off the wake easily because of its free style shape and subtle 3-stage rocker line.  The Blur features a thinner overall profile for maximum weight reduction and better flex.  The wakeboard is constructed with Hyperlite’s Satin Flex that responds more accurate to the pressures applied by the female wakeboarder.

Raimi Merritt for Hyperlite

Liquid Force Wakeboard- Jett

Amber Wing's the most progressive female rider on the planet. Her pro-model is no different, it has everything that you could ever want in a board.
Amber Wing's the most progressive female rider on the planet. Her pro-model is no different, it has everything that you could ever want in a board.

Liquid Force Wakeboard- Jett

Amber Wing wakeboards on the Liquid Force wakeboard called Jett.  It's the most aggressive women's shape in the Liquid Force wakeboard line; it features superior speed, a 3-stage rocker, and heaps of flexibility. If you're looking to fly, pack your bags and hop on this Jett! It has a straighter curve through the center of the wakeboard for consistent edging and more speed going into the wake. It also has molded in, canted, long base side fins that give you a superior hold while maintaining a low outside profile so that you don’t get hung up on the water.

Liquid Force Wakeboard- Melissa

Melissa Marquardt designed the Melissa for Liquid Force Wakeboards.
Melissa Marquardt designed the Melissa for Liquid Force Wakeboards.

Liquid Force Wakeboard- Melissa

The Liquid Force wakeboard called Melissa is the wakeboard of choice for Melissa Marquardt who is one of the most versatile female wakeboard riders in the world. The Liquid Force Melissa fits her perfectly because it is just as versatile as she is. Melissa claims the wakeboard performs well under any conditions, whether it is being towed behind a boat, or wakeboarding in a storm drain with a winch in LA, it makes no difference with the Melissa. The Melissa is smooth riding, with a ton of pop off of the wake because of the great flex in the board.

The Melissa wakeboard has an aggressive, continuous rocker providing a smooth, fluid way to carve but giving you a high arching aggressive pop. The Melissa is made with a Double Inside Single Concave styling through the center of the wakeboard to soften the landing while maintaining board speed.

Hyperlite Wakeboards for 2010

Where to go to buy women's wakeboards.

One of the best places to find all of these awesome women’s wakeboards is Overton’s. Overton’s has the biggest selection of water sport accessories in the world.  Overton’s carries wakeboards from companies like Liquid Force, Hyperlite, CWB, O’brien, and Gladiator.  They also sell wakeboard bindings, wakeboard vests, wakeboard handles and ropes, and other wakeboarding equipment. 

Another great way to shop for women’s wakeboards is to look for used wakeboards for sale, or even last year’s model of wakeboards which are normally discounted when the new seasons merchandise is introduced.  Sometimes you can even find a wakeboard that is a blem, which means there is usually a small blemish in the graphics, which will do nothing to change the performance of the wakeboard. 

Have fun and keep on wakeboarding!

When you are considering buying your own wakeboard, make sure you do your homework. Shop around on-line for the best prices on wakeboards for sale, they can vary a lot. It would be a good idea to locate your local sporting goods store and see if you can rent, or demo wakeboards for the day, or even the weekend. That way you can try out the wakeboard to see if you like it before you actually buy it. Save money by buying last years graphics, or look for a wakeboard with a blem. Whatever you decide, remember to wakeboard responsibly and have fun!

By the way, Christmas is coming up... just ask Santa to bring you one!

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      Ov Strickland 

      6 years ago from El Segundo, CA

      Very nice hub, so much details. I wish I could try this one time even though it looks a little scary. LOL

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      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your detailed information.

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