Wakeskates are essentially skateboards on the water, minus the trucks and wheels. These boards of expertly crafted wood and/or composite are gripped with either foam or actual griptape and shredded across the water. Designed to go wake to wake, hit ramps, or grind rails. Being heavily influenced by actual skateboarding, most wakeskaters try to emulate their favorite skateboard tricks on the water with their wakeskates. Wakeskating is a growing sport with an insatiable appetite for new riders.