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Wake Makers for Boats 101

If you love spending time on the water and enjoy the adrenaline rush from gliding across the surface, you know how great it feels to create the perfect wake. But what if you could create a larger and less choppy wake? 

A wake maker can help you do that, allowing you to shape the wake for a smoother, bigger, and more consistent ride. 

In this blog post, we'll explore how to use a wake maker for your boat, from selecting the right type to tips for using it effectively.

What Is a Wake Maker?

A wake maker, also known as a Wake Shaper, is a device that attaches to the side of your boat to form the wake it creates. Most wake makers for a boat are shaped like a wedge to redirect the water flow, creating a more defined, smoother, and more expansive wake. 

At WAKE 10, our Wake Shapers attach via suction cups. Once you determine where to place the device, flip the latches down, and the wake maker will be ready to go. ​

How to Use a Wake Maker for Boats

Using a wake maker is easy and almost effortless. Here's how to do it:
  1. Determine which side of your boat you want to create the wake on.
  2. Attach the wake maker on the opposite side of your boat using the suction cups.
  3. Adjust the wake maker to the desired angle and position.
  4. Take a test ride and adjust the wake maker to create the perfect wake.
With both of our wake makers, the steps can differ slightly. Check out our model-specific instructions to learn the details for installing and using the WAKE 10 Wakesurf Creator and the WAKE 10 Wakesurf Creator X4 Pro. 

Tips for Using a Wake Maker

Here are some pointers to keep in mind when using a wake maker:

Check the Security

Before hitting the water, ensure the wake maker is securely attached to the boat. WAKE 10's Wake Shapers include floating lanyards, so you don't lose the device while on the water. Ensuring your device is secured properly is essential to prevent the wake maker from falling off.


Experiment and play around with different angles and positions to find the best spot for creating the perfect wake. Try out different positions and determine which one creates the best wake for you. 

Using Suction Cup Wake Makers for Boats

When using a suction cup wake maker, ensure that the surface of your boat is clean and dry before attaching it. If the area isn't completely flat, has raised decals, or is unclean, the suction cups may have difficulty creating a perfect seal. 

Always make sure your wake maker is locked in and ready before attempting to Wakesurf.

Benefits of Using a Wake Maker

A wake maker can significantly improve your wakesurfing experience. From larger wakes to saving time, a wake maker is worth investing in. Below is a list of benefits of using a wake maker.

Creates a Larger Wake

A wake maker redirects the water flow to create a bigger, more defined wake, making it easier to catch air and perform tricks.

Enhances Safety

A wake maker creates a smoother and more consistent wake, reducing the risk of falls and injuries.

Saves Fuel

A wake maker can create a more efficient wake, reducing fuel consumption and saving you money in the long run.

Saves Time

A wake maker allows you to create the perfect wake in a matter of minutes rather than spending hours adjusting ballast and weight distribution.

WAKE 10’s Wake Makers for Boats

At WAKE 10, we specialize in crafting Wake Shapers that will take your wake to the next level. We design them to be easy to use and install. So once you have a Wake Shaper in your hands, you can start changing your surf game right away. 

WAKE 10 offers two different Wake Shapers: Each of our Wake Shapers are designed to improve how you surf no matter your skill level. Best of all, they are compatible with almost all inboard boats.  

If you're a seasoned pro or just starting, consider investing in a wake maker to take your water sports to the next level.

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