Wakesurf: Leads the Way
Since 2016, Shore Boards has exhibited at the Minneapolis Boat Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each and every year I couldn’t help but notice the increasing popularity of the tow boat segment of the boating industry. More & more real estate on the showroom floor was being consumed by these water sport enthusiasts. It made me wonder what was behind this noticeable shift in the marketplace? I soon realized the sport that has been building a significant following & is showing no signs of slowing down!
Wakesurfing has flipped the script on your typical day out on the boat. If you’re not familiar, you soon will be. This segment of the tow boat industry has been the leading culprit to its rise. Posting double digit growth year over year, and to think, it hasn’t even hit its stride yet!
Here in Minnesota we boast a huge population of Wakesurfers with lakes like Lake Minnetonka leading the charge. It’s exciting to see where the sport has come in just a few short years.
Seeing this tilt in the market, and talking with people that enjoy the sport, we knew we wanted to be a part of it. In 2018 Shore Boards launched our Wakesurf line. We offer skim style Wakesurf boards that are made from 100% handcrafted wood. The boards are chambered out to reduce weight & increase buoyancy. We produce boards that can handle riders of all different levels of experience, from beginners to competitive shredders.
With this upcoming shred season upon us, we are extremely excited to be a part of the Wakesurf community! Follow us on Facebook & Instagram to keep up to date with local events such as demo days, or product releases.
Happy Shred Season!!
Tim Shore – Chairman of the Board