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The 9 Best Wake Boat Ballast Bags & Wake Shapers of 2020

Boats are a big investment and if your wake isn’t up to standards, it isn’t easy to just go out and buy a new one. Luckily there are several products available that can completely transform your wake, as well as everyone’s fun level out on the water. To start, ballast bags are the easiest way to increase your wake size and shape. They’re as simple as using a ballast pump to fill the bag and placing it in different areas of your boat to have different effects on the wake.

Wake shapers, on the other hand, take your wave to the next level. Ask any boater who has purchased a wake shaper, and they’re nearly guaranteed to respond telling you that it’s the best boat accessory that they’ve ever purchased. People will often swear they have a brand new boat just by attaching a wakesurf shaper.

So, between these two wake boat essentials, we’ve narrowed the field, helping you find the top choices to dial in your wake size and shape. These are the best ballast bags, ballast pumps, and wake shapers of 2020.


Fly High Pro X Series V-Drive Sac Ballast Bag Set

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Owning a boat is all about customization, so why not have a ballast bag that is specific to your boat? The bag set from Fly High’s Pro X Series is specifically designed to fit in the compartments on either side of the engine in v-drive boats. Design elements like daisy-chain integration to connect multiple sacs, and construction from unbelievably durable Valmex material show Fly High’s attention to detail. Each sac comes with a 400 lb capacity, and combining the 800 lbs in total with the weight of the engine will result in some seriously monster sized wakes. That’s what makes this choice one of the best wake ballast bags for v-drive boats.

Capacity Original Price
2 x 400 lbs (800 Total)$238.98-$284.99

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Liquid Force Wakesurf Edge Pro 2 Wake Shaper

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Looking for some huge results with little effort? The Liquid Force Wakesurf Edge Pro 2 Wake Shaper only takes moments to install with its super strong suction cup attachment. In return, you’ll get a much cleaner and more rideable wake. Its concave channeling surface lengthens the wave while the large size of the wing results in maximum wave height. Accidentally drop your wake shaper while you’re attaching or removing it? No worries with the Edge Pro 2 as it floats too! This is one of the best wake shapers money can buy.

Attachment Type Original Price
Suction Cups$319.99

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Eight.3 Plug 'n Play Trapezoid 400 lbs Ballast Bag

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The Eight.3 Plug ‘n Play Trapezoid Ballast Bag is made with flexibility in mind. It features four easy-to-access external fill/drain valves that allow you to place it anywhere in your boat. Tuck it in the rear compartment, side compartments, or even the center of your boat. The options are endless. With a 400 lb capacity this bag can add some serious size to your wake no matter where you end up tossing it on board.

Capacity Original Price
400 lbs$139.99

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Eight.3 Concave Blade 138 Wakesurf Shaper

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From the creative minds of Eight.3 in Washington state comes the Concave Blade 138 Wakesurf Shaper. It’s as simple as attaching the dual suction cup attachment so that it is 80% submerged and as close to the stern as your hull will allow. What it gives you is a massive increase in wake size and smoothness. Gone are the days of saying, “our boat’s wake isn’t big enough to surf…” This is one of the best low priced wake shapers out there.

Attachment Type Original Price
Suction Cups$399.99

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Straight Line Sumo Max 675 Bow Ballast Bag

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Straight Line hit the nail on the head in naming the Sumo Max 675 Bow Ballast Bag. This bag is huge and packs some serious muscle. The 675 lb capacity bag is made with Straight Line’s special SUMO Skin 1000D, a specially formulated material that results in incredible durability. The bag also features a SUMO Max Flow Link Valve to hook it to your Sumo Pump and a 1” NPT valve if you prefer to hook it to your boats built in ballast system. The shape of the bag makes it one of the best ballast bags for bows, in particular inside or on top of playpen style bows.

Capacity Original Price
675 lbs$189.99

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Mission 50lbs Atlas Ballast Sac

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The Atlas Ballast Sac from Mission is great when your boat needs little tweaks to its weight profile to dial in your wake. Its 50 lb capacity can be reached using a DIY-Fill system of steel shot, sand, gravel, or whatever you have laying around. This is a great small ballast sac for the wake perfectionist out there.

Capacity Original Price
50 lbs$72.00

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Fly High Supa Tsunami Ballast Pump

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Straight Line hit the nail on the head in naming the Sumo Max 675 Bow Ballast Bag. This bag is huge and packs some serious muscle. The 675 lb capacity bag is made with Straight Line’s special SUMO Skin 1000D, a specially formulated material that results in incredible durability. The bag also features a SUMO Max Flow Link Valve to hook it to your Sumo Pump and a 1” NPT valve if you prefer to hook it to your boats built in ballast system. The shape of the bag makes it one of the best ballast bags for bows, in particular inside or on top of playpen style bows.

Flow Rate Original Price
168 lbs/min$159.99

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Eight.3 3700 GPH Submersible Pump

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The Eight.3 3700 GPH Submersible Pump is the fastest running pump in their line, and one look at its stats backs up this claim. A staggering 514 lbs per minute of water will fill your Eight.3 Telescope Ballast Bags in an instant and translate to a massive increase in wake size. Added features like anti-airlock protection, rust and corrosion protection, and the pump's robust design ensure your investment will stand the test of time.

Flow Rate Original Price
514 lbs/min$159.99

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Straight Line Sumo Ballast Pump

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The Straight Line Sumo Ballast Pump is the perfect combination of speed and value. Filling 100 pounds in 55 seconds, this pump will make quick work of getting your boat all dialed in for a day out on the water. Its 9’ polymer armored hose will not kink or crush, and the 12’ power cord has a built-in 12 volt safety fuse. This is one of the best low priced ballast pumps to fill up your Sumo bags in no time.

Flow Rate Original Price
100 lbs/min$99.99

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