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Wakesurfer for children


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A friend of mine wants to purchase a wakesurfer for use by his children. They are 6, 8, 10 and 12 years old. All are quite lightweight. They are all snowboarders or skiers.

We are looking for recommendations for a nice wakesurfer for these kids to use. As they get older they can use our adult boards but they seem waaay to large for the children at this time.

Thanks for any help you can provide.


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From the lack of responses, should I conclude that children should simply use the boards that us 200+ lb parents use?

Maybe boards aren't made for kids?

Let me know if you have any input on this issue since we need to order soon.



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A few years ago LF made a 4'0 version of its Skimskate, hard to find though (I've been looking) - I have the 4'6 Skimskate & with the way I have it set up (outer 2 fins are removed) it's a bit squirly (it might work well with all of the stock fins in though). My son has been on my Skimskate since he was 10 & he had a much easier time with it than the bigger 5'6 Broadcast that we have. 4'6 would be about the longest, maybe a Broadcast would be a good one to try if you can find one that size - CarveItUp's girl has been using that for a couple of seasons now. I've often considered trying to surf my wakeskate, so that might be something to try as well but it might work better with larger fins (I may give it a try this weekend, if so I'll let you know). Inland Surfer made the Red Chubby a few years back, but I've never ridden it so I can't comment on stability (it's got 2 good sized fins though, so it might work well for kiddos).

I think that most people do just have their kids use whatever is on the boat, so maybe this is new territory that we're talking about. Kids don't necessarily need a high end board, they generally just need something that is easy for them to get up & stay up on to build their confidence. From there you'll know if you need a higher end board for them to progress on.

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Not that I'm one to usually suggest the wakeboard companies, but the smaller boards from CWB and Hyperlite might be good options for this...

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