Wakeskates are essentially skateboards for use on the water the water. Wakeskates are expertly crafted from wood and/or composite and use foam or actual griptape for traction so you can shred across the water. Wakeskates are designed to do surface tricks, go wake to wake, hit ramps, or grind rails. Being heavily influenced by skateboarding, most wakeskaters try to emulate their favorite skateboard tricks on the water. Wakeskating is a growing sport with an insatiable appetite for new riders.