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Top Hyperlite wakeboards 2022

Quality and performance you can rely on, Hyperlite wakeboards will get you out on the water in no time

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced rider, Hyperlite has a wakeboard for you

No summer of water sports is complete without the Hyperlite Wakeboards.  Wakeboarding is a super fun water sport that every adrenaline fan needs to try. A combination of snowboarding and waterskiing, this sport is one of the summer’s greatest hits and a fun way to share a day outdoors with friends.

 

Hyperlite wakeboards have been around for a long time, over 20 years.  They were established in 1991 and since then have been at the forefront of technological advances that are innovative in the design and construction of wakeboards.  Their range includes wakeboards for beginners, kids, women, men, cable parks and more experienced riders.  Whether you are just starting out, and enjoying a day on the water, or pushing yourself to test your limits, Hyperlite will have a high quality wakeboard designed to meet your skill level and purpose. Their tag line is “Quality Goods Don’t Fear Time”.  The top Hyperlite wakeboards are built to last and every year their range gets more exciting.

 

In 2022, they have introduced the Loaded Construction technology for some of there advanced wakeboards for serious riders.  With the combination of an exclusive core material and manufacturing process, these wakeboards are designed to be super lightweight and more responsive than ever.  Checkout our review of the Source Loaded wakeboard.  

 

Hyperlite also produces high-quality wakeboard bindings, life vests for general use or competition, ropes and handles, wakesurfers and apparel. 

 

Selecting from the range of top Hyperlite wakeboards can be tricky, particularly with so many variations on the market. The results of our research are presented here to guide you in purchasing a quality board that is right for your situation.  We hope you find our recommendations for the top 10 Hyperlite wakeboards in 2022 helpful.

Comparison Table of the top 10 Hyperlite wakeboards

WakeboardSizeDesigned ForRockerFeaturesIn-Depth Review
Hyperlite Motive Wakeboard
hyperlite motive wakeboard review
134cm
140cm
Men
Beginner
Advanced
HybridMolded in fins
Fully beveled edge
V bottom tunnel
wakeboard review
Hyperlite State 2.0 Wakeboard
hyperlite state 2.0 wakeboard review
130cm
135cm
140cm
145cm
Kids
Men
Beginner
Experienced
HybridToe-side footbed risers
Molded in fins
Removable center fin
wakeboard review
Hyperlite Eden 2.0 Wakeboard
hyperlite eden wakeboard review
125cm
130cm
135cm
Kids
Women
Beginners
HybridAssymetrical design
Molded fins
To-side footbed risers
wakeboard review
Hyperlite Murray Jr Girls Wakeboard
hyperlite murray jr girls wakeboard package
120cmKids
Beginners
HybridAssymetrical design
Removable fins
Toe-side footbed risers
wakeboard review
Hyperlite Motive Jr Wakeboard
hyperlite motive wakeboard package
119cmKids
Beginners
ContinuousMolded in fins
Molded landing feature
Full bevelled edge
wakeboard review
Hyperlite Prizm Wakeboard
Hyperlite Prizm Womens Wakeboard Package
134cm
139cm
Women
Advanced
HybridSatin flex
Molded landing feature
Sized up philosophy,
wakeboard review
Hyperlite Murray Wakeboard
hyperlite murray wakeboard review
134cm
139cm
144cm
150cm
Men
Experienced
HybridMolded landing feature
Sized up philosophy
Variable edge design
wakeboard review
Hyperlite Cryptic Wakeboard
Hyperlite Cryptic Wakeboard Review
128cm
134cm
138cm
142cm
146cm
Kids
Men
Experienced
ContinuousVariable thickness profile
Variable edge design
Minimum swing weight profile
wakeboard review
Hyperlite Cadence Wakeboard
hyperlite cadence wakeboard review
134cm
138cm
Women
Beginner
Park
ContinuousSatin flex
Variable thickness profile
Variable edge design
wakeboard review
Hyperlite Source Loaded Wakeboard
Hyperlite Source Loaded Wakeboard Review
139cm
143cm
Men
Beginner
Experienced
HybridSingle concave base
Sized up philosophy
Minimum swing weight profile
wakeboard review
Hyperlite Union Wakeboard
Hyperlite Union Men's Wakeboard Review
134cm
138cm
143cm
147cm
Men
Experienced
Park
Power PressFull beveled edge
Mid-body channels
Concave tip / tail base design
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Hyperlite wakeboard Review Summaries

The table above shows some of the basic features of different Hyperlite wakeboards and if you want more info you can click on the Read Review button in the table. 

 

Alternatively, we have provided some summaries of the in-depth reviews below to give you a quick overview of each board.  Links to each in-depth wakeboard review are also included below.  

HYPERLITE MOTIVE WAKEBOARD – 9.2/10

hyperlite motive wakeboard review

Great All-Rounder

Wakeboard size: 134cm, 140cm     Weight Capacity*:  90-135lbs (40-61kg), 120-230lbs (54-105kg)

Things we like:

  • Continuous rocker for speed and smooth pop
  • Appealing unisex design
  • V Bottom tunnel provides great speed
  • Lightweight, durable material
  • Molded in fins provide great tracking and manouvreability

Things to consider:

  • Not designed for experienced riders but a good board for beginners to progress with
  • Only 2 adult sizes available

The Motive wakeboard is a great all-round board, ideal for beginner riders but will also suit those progressing to more intermediate level skills. This is mostly because of the design features of the wakeboard which make it predictable and stable whilst also giving it a free-flowing sensation and smooth pop off the wake.  These features help to make learning the fundamentals of wakeboarding easier.

 

The monocoque constructions of the Hyperlite Motive wakeboard means the bottom and top glass are integrated into the wakeboard as one, resulting in a wakeboard that is highly durable. Thus, the wakeboard can easily tolerate sharp turns, hitting the wake and rough landings as you learn.

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Motive Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE STATE 2.0 WAKEBOARD - 9.5/10

hyperlite state 2.0 wakeboard review

Editor's Choice

Wakeboard size: 130cm, 135cm, 140cm , 145cm    Weight Capacity*:  up to 120lbs (54kg), 120-160lbs (54-72kg), 150-180lbs (68-91kg), 160+ (73+kg)

Things we like:

  • Great pricing options
  • Offers great pop off the wake
  • Great learning board
  • Four size options to choose from
  • Makes beginners better

Things to consider:

  • Slower and not quite as responsive for more advanced riders
  • Landings could be softer

The Hyperlite State 2.0 wakeboard is a great transitional board for beginners to learn on and also for those with advanced skills. The size options available means that there is a board for everyone in the family from the kids to the bigger guys. 

 

This wakeboard is packed with features – assymetrical design, molded-in toe-side footbed risers, lightweight, molded-in fins and more. This is a highly recommended board for beginners who are wanting to learn the foundations of wakeboarding on a board with features designed to help you do this. 

 

Read Review: Hyperlite State 2.0 Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE EDEN 2.0 WAKEBOARD – 9.4/10

hyperlite eden wakeboard review

Our Top Pick

Wakeboard size: 125cm, 130cm, 135cm      Weight Capacity*:  lbs (kg)

Things we like:

  • Assymetrical design with toe-side footbed risers to make learning wake jumps easier 
  • Thinner profile and molded-in fin result in less drag and easy release off the wake
  • Variable edge design is forgiving and provides solid edge hold
  • M6 inserts for lightweight, secure fittings
  • The hybrid rocker allows for speed and great pop off the wake
  • Bindings included in the package

Things to consider:

  • More tailored for beginner to intermediate riders

The Hyperlite Eden 2.0 Wakeboard comes in a range of sizes for younger and older riders.  It’s ideally suited to someone who wants to get the fundamentals of wakeboarding right.  The assymetrical design of this board allows the rider to adopt a more neutral stance, therefore creating increased stability and speed as you approach the wake. Combine this with the toe-side footbed risers and the rider can apply more pressure for greater control. 

 

As with many Hyperlite boards the Biolite 3 core and monocoque construction ensures that you have a lightweight board that will be durable and consistent season after season.  This wakeboard is a great addition to your day on the water. 

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Eden 2.0 Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE MURRAY JR GIRLS AND MURRAY JR WAKEBOARD – 9.5/10

hyperlite murray jr girls wakeboard review

Girl's Favorite

hyperlite murray jr wakeboard review

Great for Kids

Wakeboard size: 120cm      Weight Capacity*:  110lbs (50kg)

Things we like:

  • Biolite 3 core is lightweight, easy for kids to get up on and begin tricks
  • Variable edge design is forgiving and provides solid edge hold
  • Molded landing feature for smoother landings
  • M6 inserts for lightweight, secure fittings
  • Great board to have on hand when friends come along to try wakeboarding

Things to consider:

  • They will outgrow the board but it will help them develop foundational techniques and have fun

The Hyperlite Murray Jr Wakeboards are designed for learning and promises a great ride to get them started.  The shape of this board is simple and combined with the hybrid rocker and molding landing features, it helps kids to have a smooth ride and smooth landings.  The kids will be confidently carving it up in no time. 

 

The features on the Hyperlite Murray Jr wakeboards make them lightweight and provide an easy, responsive ride on the water.  This board is also great for kids to learn tricks on and progress to the next level with their wakeboarding.

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Murray Jr Girls and Murray Jr Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE MOTIVE JR WAKEBOARD – 9.3/10

hyperlite motive wakeboard package

Popular Entry Level Board

Wakeboard size: 119cm      Weight Capacity*:  up to 95lbs (43kg)

Things we like:

  • One of the smallest wakeboards available
  • Specific features make learning easier
  • Unisex design for all the family
  • Great value wakeboard package
  • Continuous rocker great for carving
  • Molded in fins and center fins great for stability and tracking

Things to consider:

  • Only 1 child size available

The Hyperlite Motive Jr Wakeboards has been a best seller for years.  The shape of this board is simple and the design features will help the kids to learn the foundational techniques required to be carving it up in no time.  The continuous rocker, combined with the molded in fins and removable center fins ensure that the ride will be smooth, stable and predictable.  The kids will have a lot of fun with plenty of speed as they start carving back and forward, in, out and over the wake. 

 

As the kids start to get a bit more adventurous this is an ideal board to have on the boat.  The fully beveled edge and removable center fins means they can progress to the next level in their wakeboarding and start learning those beginner tricks to feel like a pro in no time.  And with the quality construction of Hyperlite wakeboards you can expect this board to outlast the kids and still perfom well for younger kids coming along. 

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Motive Jr Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE PRIZM WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD – 9.2/10

Hyperlite Prizm Womens Wakeboard Review

Editor's Choice

Wakeboard size: 134cm, 139cm      Weight Capacity*:  99-154lbs (45-70kg), 154-175lbs (70-80kg)

Things we like:

  • Monocoque construction makes the board long lasting
  • Variable edge design
  • Layered glass structure retains the same pop off the wake over and over again
  • M6 hardware makes the board lightweight
  • Subtle 3 stage rocker makes it perfect for women
  • Satin flex specifically designed for women’s wakeboards by Hyperlite

Things to consider:

  • Upper end of price range
  • Not designed for beginners

The Hyperlite Prizm Women’s Wakeboard is one of the most advanced wakeboards from Hyperlite. It’s designed for more experienced riders and comes in two different sizes with an appealing blue color.

 

This Hyperlite wakeboard is laden with features – it’s lightweight, provides an easy ride and is responsive on the water.  This board is great for progressing to the next level with your wakeboarding and is sure to please the best of riders.

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Prizm Women’s Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE MURRAY WAKEBOARD – 9.1/10

hyperlite murray wakeboard review

Consistent Favorite

Wakeboard size: 134cm, 139cm, 144cm and 150cm      Weight Capacity*: 110-160lbs (50-73kg), 135-185lbs (61-84kg), 170-220lbs (77-100kg), 170lbs + (77kg+)

Things we like:

  • Lightweight, but durable construction 
  • Variable edge design is forgiving for surface tricks, yet responsive on the edge
  • Subtle 3-stage rocker provides great speed with a little extra kick
  • Subtle landing feature on the base for softer landings
  • Clean base profile funnels water past fins for added grip
  • Tip and tail thinned for lighter swing weight

Things to consider:

  • Appearance may be considered a little plain

The Hyperite Murray wakeboard is a Shaun Murray signature board and has been designed to be suitable for wakeboarders of any ability level.  This is always an important consideration for Shaun because he wants any rider to be able to hop on the board and enjoy the ride, at their level.  That makes this wakeboard ideal for beginners who are just learning and more advanced riders who are perfecting more difficult tricks. 

 

The hybrid rocker is subtle and provides that bit of extra pop off the wake without the usual drag of a 3-stage rocker. With 4 different size options available and the slightly sized up philosophy that Hyperlite are known for, this wakeboard is stable and one of the larger wakeboards on the market, making it ideal for the bigger guys. 

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Murray Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE CRYPTIC WAKEBOARD – 9.1/10

Wakeboard size: 128cm, 134cm, 138cm, 142cm, 146cm      Weight Capacity *: 132lbs (60kg), 132-155lbs (60-70kg), 155-175lbs (70-80kg), 165lbs (75+kg), 190lbs (85+kg)

Things we like:

  • Ideal for free riding style and lots of carving
  • Super lightweight board
  • Continuous rocker allows for a fast ride and massive pop off the wake
  • Aggressive and responsive ride
  • Sizing from Jr to adult
  • Variable edge design more forgiving for surface tricks

Things to consider:

  • Takes more effort and skill to get vertical height of the wake

The Hyperlite Cryptic Wakeboard is designed for fast speed across the water and predictable pop off the wake that sends you out into the flats.   And with a slightly wider profile and subtle landing feature, the water is dispersed on landing so you have a softer landing which is easier on the body and smooth for the rider. 

 

With 5 sizes available there are plenty of options for wakeboarders of different sizes.  If you are looking for a wakeboard package including bindings that options is available too.  Check out our indepth review below. 

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Cryptic Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE CADENCE WAKEBOARD – 9.4/10

Wakeboard size: 134cm, 138cm      Weight Capacity *:  99-154lbs (45-70kg), 155-175lbs (70-80kg)

Things we like:

  • Simple design allows for maximum control
  • Variable edge design provides gold hold when needed
  • The center landing spine and dual concave tunnels at the tip and tail
  • Continuous rocker gives a smooth and fast ride with predictable lift off the wake
  • Satin flex specifically designed for women’s wakeboards by Hyperlite

Things to consider:

  • Not designed for beginners

The Women’s Hyperlite Cadence Wakeboard is designed to help you advance to the next level in your wakeboarding with minimal effort.  The board’s continuous rocker and variable thickness profile gives the rider the feel of slicing through soft butter across the water as you maintain your speed into the wake.  Combine this with the variable edge design and you have quick edge response that is still forgiving between the rider’s stance.

 

The dual tunnels in the tip and tail allow water to stream through for an aggressive approach to the wake and the pop off the wake is explosive.  Landings are intended to be easier with the subtle center landing spine, which also gives greater control on the turns. 

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Cadence Women’s Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE SOURCE LOADED WAKEBOARD – 9.4/10

Hyperlite Source Loaded Wakeboard Review

Performance Plus

Wakeboard size: 139cm, 143cm      Weight Capacity *:  160+lbs (72+kg)

Things we like:

  • Monocoque construction makes the board long lasting
  • Loaded construction means you have the lightest and most responsive wakeboard yet
  • Layered glass structure ensures the same pop off the wake year after year
  • M6 inserts make the board lightweight
  • Blended 3 stage rocker gives explosive kick off the wake
  • Thinner profile at the tip and tail has resulted in a minimal swing weight for effortless spins and inverts

Things to consider:

  • Upper price range

The new design of the Hyperlite Source Loaded Wakeboard is one of the most advanced constructions in the wakeboarding industry.  The result is a super light and super responsive wakeboard that is easy to ride for beginners and more experienced riders. The blended 3-stage rocker will ensure you get good speed into the wake with maximum vertical lift off the wake.

 

This Hyperlite wakeboard features a single concave base that is ideal for channelling water down the center of the board resulting in a more controlled feel.  Combine this with the sized-up philosophy and you have a slightly larger, yet still very lightweight board that provides an easy ride and is responsive on the water.  The larger surface area allows for more stability and softer landings which is great when you’re learning those new tricks. 

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Source Loaded Wakeboard Review

HYPERLITE UNION WAKEBOARD – 9.3/10

Hyperlite Union Men's Wakeboard Review

Best Cable Park Board

Wakeboard size: 134cm, 138cm, 143cm, 147cm     Weight Capacity *:  up to 160lbs (72kg), 180lbs (81kg), 200lbs(90kg), 220lbs (99kg)

Things we like:

  • Durable
  • Lightweight gives great pop off the wake
  • Unique Team Aaron graphics
  • Superior cuts and turning
  • Can handle aggressive styles of wakeboarding

Things to consider:

  • Difficult learning board
  • Unique visuals won’t appeal to everyone

You can always trust the quality of any Hyperlite wakeboard as they are one of the strongest brands in the industry. The Hyperlite Union wakeboard is from the cable park range of boards with a woodlite core, urethane sidewalls and sintered base resulting in a board that can withstand cable park riding. The appearance of the Hyperlite Union wakeboard may not be to everybody’s taste, but it might be just perfect for you!

 

The Hyperlite Union wakeboard comes with a unique set of features and has gained attention because of its optimum performance and reliability.  Expert park wakeboarders like to use aggressive wakeboards and if you’re in that category, then the Union wakeboard is a great choice for you.

 

Read Review: Hyperlite Union Wakeboard Review

Conclusion

If you have enjoyed these product overviews then hopefully you’ll be able to see why Hyperlite Wakeboards are such a good buy. Our list of the top 10 Hyperlite wakeboards for 2022 includes our favorites, but there are more Hyperlite wakeboards available.   If you would like to see all of our in-depth reviews on Hyperlite wakeboards, please click below. 

* The weight capacity ranges are given as a guide only.