In the fall of 2020, Liquid Force launched its first line of Wake Foamies. The radical idea came to Australian World Wakeboard Champion Harley Clifford while he was surfing small waves on a foam board. Clifford, who’s been surfing at home since his early teens, noticed a “gap” in the Wakesurfing industry and ‘pawned’ his concept to Wakeboarding’s guru Jimmy Redmon.
Redmon quickly followed through by teaming up with Liquid Force’s top designer Peter Mehrhof and developed the first set of ‘Wake Foamies’ designing the 5′ ft Mal and 4′8″ ft Fish Tail prototypes of the foam-top wakesurfers. Harley took the boards to the ocean with WSL pro surfers Alex Hayes, Cooper Chapman and Sheldon Skimcus to test them at Australia’s Straddie Island and surfed the Wake Foamies in a 6-8 foot swell.”The boards performed amazingly pulling into big stand up pits” said Clifford, who later took his good mate Cooper Chapman to the boat. “We tested them surf style. It feels like I’m in the ocean surfing a small wave when I’m behind the boat”.
What sets the Wake Foamies apart is that they’ve linked the sport of Surfing with Wakesurfing and beginners to pro riders with a unique piece of equipment that everyone can enjoy; from a first timer to a seasoned pro.
One of Harley’s favorite things to do is ride the board without a fin and do endless spins. “They are great to learn Shuv-its and airs,” he explained “because if you catch the board to the shin it won’t hurt too bad and it won’t scratch the boat!”
The all-terrain Wakesurfers come in three sizes: The FOAMIE MICRO MAL 5′0″ Foam Top Long Board with a Single Fin, the FOAMIE FISH 4′8″ Foam Top Fish with Twin Fins and the newest model the FOAMIE SKIM 4′4″ that’s highly recommended for kids.
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These incredible artifacts are quickly becoming a must-have for wakesurfers, family members and boating enthusiasts with the fitting slogan “Anything Fun Anything Foam!”
Liquid Force, liquidforce.com/wake-foamies
Price: $379, $389, $399