Now that you've got your kids hooked on wakeboarding, how are you going to make sure they won't reel you in on high-end, expensive boards? You can't. They're kids, after all. But you can beat them to the punch by selecting a great beginner wakeboard from the same companies that make the top boards used by the pros on tour.
Built with an aggressive continuous rocker line, long-based molded fins and stretched channels that extend throughout the midsection of the board, the Surge helps teach proper edge control, body positioning and stability. Essentials: $299.99 (w/ Seven bindings); www.ridecwb.com