|Choosing a Waveski Model|
A Waveski requires the person to be sitting on the board with the legs extended out
in front similar to a kayak except you are on top of the board. The rider stays on with
a quick release seatbelt, and foot straps that secure the feet.
The rider uses a paddle to propel and ride on the ocean waves or on the flat lakes and rivers.
THE Waveski: Basic Parts List
Choosing the right ski depends on:
skis generally are harder to get going. They need much more energy, but are more maneuverable.
Length and width of the wave ski relates to the body height and weight.
Generally the better you become the smaller the ski you can use.
Shape of the waveski
High performance: meaning the bottom rocker is faster with less volume in the rails. This is a waveski
specifically designed for riding ocean waves. These designs are the more experienced paddler, lighter
weight person, or one who is willing and dedicated to waveski surfing alot.
Fun performance: a larger ski usually 8' or larger with a flat or slight v bottom and plenty of volume for
forgiveness when learning. The seat pan is generally deeper allowing for a lower center of gravity.
These shapes are good for larger people, beginners, once in a while surfer or flat water paddler.
There are several forms of construction for waveskis. The Island wave skis are made to give the person a
lightweight and durable product. A foam blank is shaped and coated with a skin of fiberglass and epoxy
resins. This material gives an incredibly light ski that weighs between 12 to 16 pounds. The solid core ski
has an advantage that cannot sink even if severely damaged. The epoxy gives some when hit and this
prevents a shattering of the glass when struck. We use the highest grade epoxy available with the most
UV protection along with a special finish fiberglass cloth for a high quality finish. The high performance skis
ave added reinforcement in the needed areas.