2016 Water Sports Gear Guide | Boating Magazine

2016 Water Sports Gear Guide

Over 100 wakeboards, water skis, wakesurfers, accessories and more!

As the 2016 water sports product lines have made their way into various retail outlets and mail-order catalogs, the initial reaction from consumers has been overwhelmingly positive. New ski and wakeboard shapes, binding mounting systems, wetsuits, SUPs, and countless other products are proving that innovation and craftsmanship are at an all-time high. Don’t let another season go by with you questioning your equipment’s ability to progress your skills and enhance your experience on the water.

If you’re new to wakeboarding, skiing, wakesurfing or the water sports industry in general, welcome to the party and congrats on choosing an activity and lifestyle that will bring you many years of happiness. If you’re unsure of how to go about getting the right gear for your needs, don’t fret. We’ve simplified the buying process by explaining the benefits of different equipment options and features and how they relate to performance for a broad range of ability levels.

Check out the links below for specifics on each type of gear.

  • Narrow your search by product type, manufacturer and price.
  • Choose the right wakeboard based on features and riding environment.
  • Find the right boot based on fit and riding style.
  • Learn more about the five slalom-ski characteristics, and find the ski for you.
  • Find the right boot based on fit, ability and purpose.
  • Surfing style, body type and size of wake matter most when selecting a wakesurfer.
  • SUP
    Choose the perfect SUP based on construction and how you'll use.
  • The right life jacket can protect your body and save your life.
  • What to look for when shopping for a wetsuit.
  • This year's top towables for behind the boat.
  • The must-have products to take your stereo to the next level.
  • Essential products to enhance your experience n the water.