Popular Mechanics (South Africa)
Anatomy of a waveski
Wheeled trolleys help
the athlete get the waveski into the water
but pop off in the shallows to maintain the performance
of the board.
The seat well and seat back of the waveski keep
the rider in place and allow them to control the board with their hips and
torso. A deeper seat makes the waveski more stable, but sacrifices
A lap belt secures the rider and allows them to use their paddle to propel and manoeuvre
The athlete uses a kayakstyle paddle to get up to speed and catch waves. It’s leashed to the board in case the rider takes a spill and loses their grip.
Like the seat well, foot wells are reinforced with fibreglass and epoxy
resin for durability.