Wakeboarding has quietly become the most popular water sport internationally as both female and male riders alike have learned to perfect this sport. Those who have tried it will surely tell you the board makes all the difference, but the most difficult part of conquering wakeboarding is finding the perfect board. Women’s wakeboards are specifically created to meet the needs of female riders as all of the top manufacturers have tried, but only a handful have become successful in introducing a high quality board for women.
Customary of what we do, we took a detailed look to determine the best of the best when looking at women’s wakeboards. When looking at performance, weight, appearance, durability, speed, and price, we have determined the best of the best boards available on the market right now. If you’re a female looking to get to know wakeboarding or an experienced rider looking for a much needed upgrade, then the following review is for you.
Below, the following Top 10 Wakeboards for Women for 2017 will show you all the reasons why, and the many reasons it’s time to consider a new board.
|Image||Name||Skill Level||Price||Rating||Check Best Price|
|SLINGSHOT PEARL BLEM WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||9.9|
|CWB 2016 WILD CHILD WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.9|
|HYPERLITE 2016 PRIZM WOMEN'S WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||9.9|
|HYPERLITE MYSTIQUE WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||9.9|
|LIQUID FORCE 2017 ARRIS WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||9.7|
|O'BRIEN SKYLA WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.6|
|LIQUID FORCE 2017 MELISSA HYBRID WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.5|
|RONIX 2017 QUARTER 'TIL MIDNIGHT WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.4|
|JOBE CLOUD FLEX SERIES WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD||Beginner and Intermediates||$$$||9.3|
|LIQUID FORCE JETT GRIND WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||9.3|
Coming in at 10th place for the best women’s wakeboard of 2017 is the Jett Grind by Liquid Force. Handcrafted by hand to meet the needs of beginners, this board is a great foundation to get your feet wet for the very first time. Offering a very stable platform which will help with balance while giving you confidence of picking up the speed, and in time, owning the wake.
The Jett Grind boasts some pretty cool graphics and color scheme and is perfect for female youth and adult riders alike. This progressive female wakeboard features a unique winged rail shape which improves carving while giving consistent, and natural speed. Complete with molded in fins, continuous rocker, DISC Hull construction, and made from Liquid Force’s exclusive Grind Base material, the Jett Grind is lightweight, strong, and very durable.
The Jobe Cloud Flex series wakeboard may just be the best learning board for women. This highly sophisticated board scores a 9.3 out of 10, and priced under $300 it’s a small price to pay for those looking to learn wakeboarding in no time at all. This board is recommended for beginners and intermediates alike with its minimal learning curve and ability to help with tricks, jumps, and other stunts.
The Cloud Flex Series has become one of the best-selling women’s wakeboards on the market as Jobe really introduced a board that makes women riders better. The classic design elements are complimented with high end features which include a continuous rocker, ABS sidewalls, and a very lightweight design. Riders can expect to see great pop, ease of control, and good speed.
The 2017 Quarter ‘Til Midnight would probably have received a much higher score than a 9.4 out of 10, but with very few riders having experienced this new board the verdict is somewhat uncertain. From what we’ve seen, this 2017 upgrade is easily one of the best of the year as it improved on virtually every aspect of the 2016 Quarter ‘Til Midnight which includes even better speed, control, lighter in weight, and even more durability.
This high performance women’s wakeboard from Ronix will certainly become one of the best-sellers in 2017 as the series alone is one of the most revered by women internationally. Boasting a smooth and controlled ride, women intermediates and pro level riders can take full advantage of the wake. Boasting a consistent take off thanks to the hybrid design which is highlighted by a low friction base, continuous rocker, G&R Technology, built in J-Bars, Mod Pour, Speedwalls, and so much more.
The 2017 Mellissa Hybrid boasts a beautiful, and bold new look. This 2017 Liquid Force upgrade continues right where the 2016 model left off with subtle graphics, but everything but subtle performance features. The high quality that went into the 2017 Mellissa will make it highly sought after by women riders, but not beginners.
Some of the best features of the Liquid Force 2017 Mellissa wakeboard include a subtle, but aggressive 3-stage rocker which delivers quite a boost in speed. A smooth ride and ridiculous soft landings will have you looking for some of the biggest wakes giving you a chance to take full advantage of the hybrid core construction technology. Lightweight, and super strong will appeal to female riders looking to wakeboard any riding condition.
Scoring a 9.6 out of 10 is impressive in its own right, but being ranked 6th in this review when considering how many women’s wakeboards available on the market is even more impressive. The Skyla shines through in virtually every aspect of what women wakeboarders need to be successful helping to increase confidence while providing superior rider control.
The O’Brien Skyla scores big with durability, speed, and performance, and barely misses the mark in appearance. Despite some very small imperfections visually which are easy to overlook, this board is known for its performance more than its appearance. Featuring a 3-stage rocker which gives you lower drag, more speed, and improved control which comes in highly recommended for intermediates and pro level riders, but not for beginners.
The 2017 Liquid Force Arris features some very subtle blue and white graphics, but once on this wakeboard the ride is everything but subtle. The 2017 Arris improves significantly on the top-selling 2016 model which include a stronger, more durable, and even lighter design. Liquid Force’s Flex technology really shines in this Arris which gives women wakeboarders superior control.
The 2017 Arris is held together by a PU wood core construction. Its lightweight design makes it easier for women to control while providing more of a natural ride while carving through water with ease. The Grind Base, liquid rails, wide center concave, ease of use, 3-stage rocker, and no fins will leave riders of all skill levels worry free.
For those looking for more of an aggressive and very bold look, meet the Hyperlite Mystique women’s wakeboard. This board screams amazing, and at first sight it’s truly impossible to overlook it. Mystique features a damage resisting base which can withstand some of the most aggressive wakeboarding, and has become well known for its ease of use.
Beginners, intermediates, and pro level riders can enjoy the features of Mystique which include a subtle 3-stage rocker, 6” low profile plate system, 4 removable fins, M6 hardware, and much more. These features were specifically introduced to give women riders more stability as this board can easily tolerate any riding condition. Scoring huge in virtually every rating category is a testament of the consistency Mystique brings to the water which is the sole reason Hyperlite introduced the 4th rated women’s wakeboard of the year.
The Hyperlite 2016 Prizm scores as close to perfect as you can get, and priced around $300 it proves that perfection doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This highly advanced women’s wakeboard features the best of both worlds when looking at its appearance as one side offers a minimalistic design while the other boasts bright, colorful visuals.
The 2016 Prizm goes much further than its look as the performance features are heard to replicate in any other wakeboard in this review. The newest Prizm is one of the most responsive boards on the market which provides riders great handling and control. Some of the most notable features include a variable edge design, subtle 3-stage rocker, variable edge design, satin flex finish, center landing spine, layered glass, and the extremely durable Monocoque construction.
The 2016 Prizm is the perfect board for all riders and comes in with a very modest $300 price tag which is cheap considering the years of use this board will give you.
The 2015 Wild Child was everything but a great board which is why CWB went back to the drawing board when it created the concept of the 2016 Wild Child. The hard work really paid off as this board scores an amazing 9.9 out of 10 and comes in as the 2nd best women’s wakeboard of the year. The amazing color pattern and design graphics appeals to female wakeboarders with a high end performance package which is best suited for intermediates and advanced level wakeboarders.
The 2016 CWB Wild Child boasts a System 80 Core which makes it lightweight, but very strong and durable. Weighing only 7 pounds, riders will surely appreciate the amazing carving ability, responsive nature, and ridiculous speed. Featuring great pop coming off the wake thanks to one of the best 3-stage rockers out there, and available in two different sizes including 131cm and 135 cm, both youth and adult female wakeboarders alike can take full advantage of the 2nd board out there.
The SlingShot Pearl Blem wakeboard is a true testament to what women riders depend on and need to become the best wakeboarders on the water. SlingShot crafted a superior performance board that is literally flawless as everything from top to bottom on this board which makes this board highly recommended for riders of all skill levels. The Pearl Blem sports some impressive graphics, but the visuals are far from the truth of what this board brings to water sports.
The Pearl Blem wakeboard offers the best carving and virtually no drag of any women’s wakeboard on the market. For riders looking for amazing speed and superior cutting while taking full advantage of what a wake was meant to be will fall in love with this board. With its ease of learning, beginners will become better riders with a great deal of confidence in no time at all and experienced riders will soon realize that the board really does make all the difference.
Some of the top features include SlingShot’s very own Future Response Flex technology. This significantly enhances the durability while creating some of the softest landings we’ve ever seen. Other highlight features include an atomic core construction, continuous rocker, elliptical concave, ES Base, Fusion Sidewall, Park Ready Tune, and much more.
The best part of the SlingShot Pearl Blem may just be the price as it’s nearly impossible to find such a water sport defining board for any less than this.