Wave Boards

Wave riding is attracting all kinds of people because of the sheer thrill behind riding waves on a directional wave board, or a surfboard and doing something different other than kiteboarding on a twin tip. If you have never tried riding a kitesurfing wave board we highly recommend trying it out. Watersports Warehouse has everything you need for all your Kitesurfing and Wave riding needs.

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Even if you are an experienced kite surfer, you will soon find out that riding a directional wave board involves new techniques and sensations that make this discipline so unique and addictive.

Strapless, or with straps, we have a setup to suit you. We also stock freestyle directional boards.

To ride Strapless or with Foot straps?

Straps Advantages

  • Easier to keep the board on your feet going over broken waves
  • The board stays on your feet when you launch off a wave crest
  • The board stays on your feet if you get lofted or fly the kite high
  • Easier to do a water start. The footstraps enable you to position and attach the board on your feet.

Straps Disadvantages

  • Reduces the positions you can place your feet

  • Makes jibing more difficult

  • Riding with one foot in the front strap and the rear foot out when going upwind increases the risk of a twisting knee injury to your leading knee if you have a bad crash

  • It can be difficult to relocate your rear foot in the strap when you are setting up for a wave, particularly when riding toeside.

Strapless Advantages
  • You can place your feet in the optimum position for both surfing waves and going upwind

  • You can move your feet easily without having to put them in or take them out of foot straps

  • Your board cannot damage your knees or ankles by twisting them

Strapless Disadvantages

  • If you fly your kite high, launch of a wave lip or broken white water, you will come off the board

  • Water starts are more difficult until you learn the technique to perfect them

  • When you wipeout your board is loose in the waves and can collide with and injure you