The video below captures the essence of wakesurfing while highlighting the new board and the MasterCraft X23.
Photo Credit: Chad Seiverson
In the autumn of 2014, MasterCraft announced that it would collaborate with Hobie to create a line of custom wakesurf boards. Besides merging the specialties of each company (MasterCraft’s performance tow sports and Hobie’s surfing), the resulting product also brings together the best attributes of coastal and inland surfing.
Hawaii-based musician and Hobie ambassador Donovan Frankenreiter inspired the first signature board, which draws upon his love for classic, early-era short boards as well as the island lifestyle.
The “Donny” model is 5 feet, 4 inches long and has the feel of a traditional surfboard, but modifications make it ideal to handle the large wakes created by high-performance surf-centric boats like the MasterCraft X20 and X23. The board is also very lightweight (6.5 pounds) and includes recessed inserts for up to four fins.