Finally, a note about size. If you’ve never owned a boat before, you might not think there’s much difference between a 21-footer and a 25-footer, but we’re here to tell you there’s a world of difference in that four-foot span. You have a lot to consider when buying a wakesurf boat, and size just might be the most important point. The first thing you should look into is whether the waterway you plan to surf on has size restrictions for boats. If it does, you may be in a 21-foot boat no matter what. Your next consideration is storage. If you plan to keep the boat in your garage, you will almost certainly need to have a 21-footer or smaller, unless you’re lucky enough to have a “Garage Mahal” with space for a 25-foot beast. Next up is your tow vehicle. Currently, wakesports-specific inboards weigh in anywhere from 4,500-6,500 pounds, which is no light load for any truck. Consider as well that towing a boat on flat ground is very different than towing up hills, and factor in the possibility of potentially needing four-wheel drive to get out of the launch ramp. With all the hassle that comes with a bigger boat, why would anyone even bother? You’ll know as soon as you go out on a 23- to 25-footer. A longer length means a wider beam (width from side to side) as well as more capacity, which translates into more ballast. More seating also means more weight for your wave. And it may not sound like a big deal, but storage in a big boat is crucial to accommodate a large crew for a day on the water. All this extra weight makes your wakesurf wake enormous. You’ve never wakesurfed until you’ve comfortably ridden 20 feet behind the boat tucked into the curl generated by a huge boat. That’s not to take anything away from the stellar performance you can get from a modern 21-foot wakesurf boat, but the physics just aren’t there to create as big a wave as the monsters can.