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Q&A with Parker Borneman About the Hyperlite x Varial Surf Technology Collaboration

Parker Borneman is one of the many talents behind Varial Surf Technology, and with the new Hyperlite x Varial wakesurf boards that hit the market recently we wanted to pick his brain with a few questions.

Hyperlite x Varial Wakesurfers

BW: How did the Hyperlite x Varial partnership come about?  Did Hyperlite approach you with the idea, or did Varial already have the desire to cross over into the wakesurfing scene and Hyperlite was the brand you saw the most opportunity with?

PB: The relationship was created through a mutual vendor.  After the introduction was made the partnership was fueled by the desire to create the ultimate wakesurf board.  We were looking to find the best partner to discuss building wakesurfers, and Hyperlite was looking for the best materials and partner to build the top quality wakesurfers with – so it became a really organic connection. Read More >

Next-Level Wakesurfing – Wakesurf Shapers

Nautique Athlete and Wakesurfing Phenom – Drew Daniello

As many of you have probably noticed by now, wakesurfing is hot and everyone is into it.  You are, your main squeeze is, heck…even grandma might take a set if you ask her to come out next time!

With wakesurfing’s spike in popularity, a whole new segment has come to market to help you, the rider, create the best surf wave possible for your boat.  Many newer boats feature specific systems for better surfing wakes.  It’s crazy.  But, what do you do if you aren’t in the market for a new boat with one of these systems?  Fear not…we got you covered.

I know you already read our last ballast blog…and probably already have your wakeboarding ballast game on lock, but how is your ballast game as it relates to wakesurfing?  Do you feel like your wave is still missing amplitude and you can’t figure out how to get that?  Are you still having trouble cleaning up the face of your boat’s wave after exhausting adding or re-positioning additional ballast?  Is there one more little tweak to get the most out of your wave for surfing, and you just can’t put your finger on it?  It’s probably time to try a “Wakesurf Shaper” in conjunction with your aftermarket ballast configuration to unlock the perfect endless wave. Read More >

The Eight.3 Wakesurf Shaper is HERE!

Things Are Shaping Up!

Okay, you and the crew just had an epic morning session and now the water bugs (tubers) are chopping the water up…time to take a break while the “Chop Monster” is in full effect or maybe pull out the surfers till things die down.

By this point, we all have most likely used ballast bags to help perfect our boat’s wake while we Wakeboard.  You position your ballast bags, buddies, pets, significant other (be careful when asking here…haha) around the boat to get the most out of your wake.  Ever wish you could do the same thing when you surfed?

For me, the biggest drawback of surfing was having to re-weight the boat…move things around…just to go 10-12mph.  Only hoping that everyone surfed on the same side of the boat too.  I’m Goofy Footed so I usually had to surf backside on the right wave.  You pick and choose your battles to save on riding time.  Well, Eight.3 came out with a product that is going to change the way you think about surfing. Read More >

Byerly x Butch Customs Surfer Contest!

Enter to win this custom hand shaped surfer from Scott “Butch” Bouchard!

Legendary surf shaper and former pro surfer Butch custom built this board just for one of our fans!  Butch has been shaping wakeboards and surfers for Hyperlite and Byerly Boards  for a very long time.  This is one of the best chances that you’ll ever get to own a true custom shaped surfer for all your wakesurf needs!  Show us some sweet moves behind the boat surfing and Butch himself will pick the winner so act fast the contest is over at the end of the month! Get those videos submitted!

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Checkout what goes into making a hand shaped board in this time-lapse video.  Pretty slick right?!?

Share with your friends and dig through your Instagram account or submit a Vimeo or YouTube clip HERE: Read More >

The T-Rex Wakesurfer by Slingshot Wakeboards

Bottom ViewTop ViewThe new T-Rex from Slingshot is anything but jurassic. It’s a progressive new design that features a flat nose, which gives you the best of both worlds. It’s easy and buoyant when surfing, yet aggressive on edge and while carving. This aids surfers when moving around the wake and maintains an effortless ride.

The 5″0 size pictured accommodates a huge weight range making this wakesurf board an ideal candidate for anyone looking to purchase a board to accommodate multiple riders. The 4″7 is a little smaller and accommodates riders up to 200lbs. Side View

Add the 2014 T-Rex to your arsenal

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