Catch Surf Wake Surfer Review

The weekend arrives, but the supposed surf swell hasn’t. Instead, it is a perfect sunny day to wake surf at the lake!

Now what do you do? You go catch surf with a Catch Surf Wake Surfer!

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Check out the line of foam boards among the Catch Surf Waker Edition Models. Combining safety and resiliency with high-performance, Catch Surf manufactures boards that are rigid, sturdy and fun for all skill levels. If you’re just learning to surf, these boards will offer a challenge for sure, but you’ll still be wave riding because of their incredible buoyancy and wave-catching shapes.

If you’re a novice surfer with some basic skills, you will have a blast, mainly because of the versatility offered by the Waker Edition Models!

You can customize your fin arrangement.

On the beater board model, you can bodyboard, kneeboard or standup on waves.

In addition to the lake, you can also ride any of these boards onto the sand or flail around with them in dumping shore break closeouts in the ocean!

Take a beating from the ocean and know your stick will survive just fine! These boards are durable, to say the least.

Catch Surf boards are unique because of the company’s design process.

Instead of manually hand drafting each shape, they use cutting-edge computer technology to explore and model shapes more like what you’d find in a hybrid board.

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Additionally, the boards have a stringer system permanently bonded to the strong dual composite core with a fiberglass and epoxy resin combination. Solid!

The HDPE slick bottom and built-in deck traction pad contrast each other to give you effortless gliding along the wave with superb foot grip for maneuvering turns.

The tapered D-rails made from durable foam give a cushiony structure with crisp edges that slice easily across the wave face.

The fins are flush-mounted to eliminate water penetration. You even have the option of choosing your fin arrangement because the high-performance wake fins are removable. You can even go finless!

There are several Catch Surf Wake models to choose. Here is some information to help you decide on the right match!

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Six Ways to Wake Surf


Original 54 - Wake Surfer

The classic beater board, the Original 54 Wake Surfer is like a small surfboard that doubles as a bodyboard and kneeboard. Versatility is this board’s best feature.

Fins or finless, go all out with wave catching ease and shred it up, whether it’s small waves or a steep shore break.

This beater board can take a beating. Can you?

  • Shape: Full-rounded nose, tapered D-rails and twin-channel crescent tail
  • Dimensions: 4’ 6” x 20” x 2.5”
  • Board volume: 30 liters
  • Characteristics: Classic Beater board
  • Materials: Dual composite core, HDPE slick bottom, built-in traction pad
  • Fin System: Removable Twin-fin, included
  • Stringer(s): dual maple-ply wood
  • Leash: Sold separately; has a pop-through leash plug at the tail
  • Warranty: 30-day Limited Warranty for manufacturer and material defects
  • Best Feature: Versatile riding!
Original 54 - Wake Surfer Review





Stump - 5'0" TRI - Wake Surfer

The square-shaped tail of the TRI - Wake Surfer digs in to improve your pivotal turns.

Go finless, single fin or twin fin with the three-fin arrangement.

This board is great for tracking a speedy ride down the line or digging in the tail for a snappy turn.

  • Shape: Full-rounded nose, egg-shaped body, square tail
  • Dimensions: 5’ 0” x 21.5” x 2.5”
  • Board volume: 36 liters
  • Characteristics: All-around fun board
  • Materials: Dual composite core, HDPE slick bottom, built-in traction pad
  • Fin System: Removable, Three fins, included
  • Stringer(s): triple maple-ply wood
  • Leash: Sold separately; has a pop-through leash plug at the tail
  • Warranty: 30-day Limited Warranty for manufacturer and material defects
  • Best Feature: Buoyant – easy to catch waves
Stump TRI wake surfer review



Stump - 5'0" QUAD - Wake Surfer

This model is an identical twin to the 5’ 0” TRI - Wake Surfer, except it has a four-fin arrangement.

Like its twin, the QUAD - Wake Surfer generates speed, but this board does so especially well on small waves.

The quad set up is excellent for achieving drive through your turns and stability on larger wave faces.

It too is versatile in regards to the conditions you can use it!

  • Shape: Full-rounded nose, egg-shaped body, square tail
  • Dimensions: 5’ 0” x 21.5” x 2.5”
  • Board volume: 36 liters
  • Characteristics: All-around fun board
  • Materials: Dual composite core, HDPE slick bottom, built-in traction pad
  • Fin System: Removable, Four fins, included
  • Stringer(s): triple maple-ply wood
  • Leash: Sold separately; has a pop-through leash plug at the tail
  • Warranty: 30-day Limited Warranty for manufacturer and material defects
  • Best Feature: Maneuverable
Stump - 5'0



Skipper 5'6" - Wake Surfer

When the Skipper leaves shore – make sure you’re aboard! These three models, the 5’6”, 6’0” and 6’6”, are fish-shaped and slightly more slender than the two models of 5’0” Stump models.

The fish shape combined with the swallow tail and narrow rounded nose, makes these fun boards for surfing many different wave conditions.

The V-cut in the tail bites into the wave for stylish control into and out of turns while generating speed through slower sections.

  • Shape: Fish, swallow tail, narrowly rounded nose
  • Dimensions: 5’6” x 21.0” x 2.9”
  • Board volume: 42 liters
  • Characteristics: All-around fun board
  • Materials: Dual composite core, HDPE slick bottom, built-in traction pad
  • Fin System: Removable, Four fins, included
  • Stringer(s): triple maple-ply wood
  • Leash: Sold separately; has a pop-through leash plug at the tail
  • Warranty: 30-day Limited Warranty for manufacturer and material defects
  • Best Feature: Performs well on smaller waves
Skipper 5'6



Skipper 6'0" - Wake Surfer

  • Shape: Fish, swallow tail, narrowly rounded nose
  • Dimensions: 6’ 0” x 21.5” x 3.0”
  • Board volume: 48 liters
  • Characteristics: All-around fun board
  • Materials: Dual composite core, HDPE slick bottom, built-in traction pad
  • Fin System: Removable, Four fins, included
  • Stringer(s): triple maple-ply wood
  • Leash: Sold separately; has a pop-through leash plug at the tail
  • Warranty: 30-day Limited Warranty for manufacturer and material defects
  • Best Feature: Versatile fin arrangement
Skipper 6'0



Skipper 6'6" - Wake Surfer

  • Shape: Fish, swallow tail, narrowly rounded nose
  • Dimensions: 6' 6" x 22.0" x 3.1"
  • Board volume: 55 liters
  • Characteristics: All-around fun board
  • Materials: Dual composite core, HDPE slick bottom, built-in traction pad
  • Fin System: Removable, Four fins, included
  • Stringer(s): triple maple-ply wood
  • Leash: Sold separately; has a pop-through leash plug at the tail
  • Warranty: 30-day Limited Warranty for manufacturer and material defects
  • Best Feature: Sleek look and stylish maneuverability
Skipper 6'6




FAQ

Do I need to wax these boards?

No! The traction pad provides exceptional grip. Save money, time and the environment by not having to use wax!


What is the best fin arrangement?

It depends on how you surf. Single fin is good for straight-line tracking. Twin fin works great on short boards to make them fun, playful and maneuverable, but not on big waves. Tri fin adds stability, control and maneuverability and give you the option to ride single fin or twin fin. Quad fin works on small or big waves, giving speed and stability, and generating drive through your turns.


Do I need a leash?

No, but get one. You’ll spend less time chasing an errant board!




Verdict

Catch Surf Wake Surfers are quite outstanding when it comes to getting high value for your money. Manufactured for function, they are sturdy yet stylish. You can pick from a variety of colors and retro throwback graphics.

Pick the length, fin arrangement and tail shape to fit your style of surfing and your surf break waves. If unsure, go with the Original 54. Can’t beat a classic beater board! Catch Surf has great customer service, too!