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The 8 Best Wakesurf Ropes & Handles of 2020

A majority of wakesurfers share the same thought process when it comes to ropes, they only plan on holding it briefly before tossing it once in the pocket, and don’t need anything past a basic rope. However, a wakesurf rope specific to your needs can be one of the most important tools to help you progress your riding, no matter your skill level. For beginners, a wakesurf rope is first used for balance and recovery if you fall too far back on the wake. For the more advanced riders out there a wakesurf rope can also be a huge tool when learning how to do tricks, everything from airs to ollies and shuvits.

Now that it’s been established that any type of wakesurfer can benefit from a quality rope, what are some of the features that might help you out for your needs? Let's dive in and examine the best wakesurf ropes of 2020.


Liquid Force 9" Ultra Suede Handle ​+ Surf Rope

The best wakesurf ropes & handles of 2020
 

Comfy grips for days with this rope. This Liquid Force offering boasts the ultimate combo of a floating suede wrapped 9” handle and a 10” ribbed foam main line grip. A comfy and easier grip while getting up and then shortening the rope as you ease into the pocket ensures more wave time in your near future.
 

 Total Length Handle TypeOriginal Price 
24 ftTriangle$119.99

Phase Five Pro 24ft Surf Rope

The best wakesurf ropes & handles of 2020
 

The 24’ line features a series of line floats so it’s easier to find in the water. Easier to find rope equals less time spent picking up a rider and more time shredding. With 3’ removable sections for customized rope length and a floating suede grip handle it will feel like Phase Five made this wakesurf rope specifically for you.
 

 Total Length Handle TypeOriginal Price 
24 ftTriangle$99.99

Hyperlite 25 ft Riot Surf Rope w​/ Handle

The best wakesurf ropes & handles of 2020
 

Certified wakesurf extraordinaire Noah Flegal keeps this rope in his quiver as a tool for wake slashing sessions. A 10” handle with oversized foam end caps makes it both easy to grip and find in the water. The integrated rope floats also double as a great soft hand placement spot when holding the rope.
 

 Total Length Handle TypeOriginal Price 
25 ftTriangle$99.99
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Doomswell Wakesurf Rope

The best wakesurf ropes & handles of 2020
 

The swell is always pumping during wakesurf season, and the Doomswell Wakesurf Rope is here to help you catch it. A durable adjustable line attaches to a 9” floating foam handle that is easy to find in the water. Its padded grip is easy on your mitts so they can handle more high-fives when you hop back on the boat after the shredding clinic you put on.
 

 Total Length Handle TypeOriginal Price 
23 ftTriangle$89.00

Straight Line Hydratak 10" Surf Rope

The best wakesurf ropes & handles of 2020
 

The Hydratak 10” Surf Rope from Straight Line really has everything you could possibly want from a wakesurf rope. A 10” extra wide and easy to grip handle, unique foam grip on the line, 24’ length rope with customizable length, and floatation built into the handle. The features could be listed all day, but that’d require more time reading and less time wakesurfing. Bottom line is this is one of the best wakesurf ropes and handles that you can buy.
 

 Total Length Handle TypeOriginal Price 
24 ftTriangle$79.99

Proline D-Shaped Pro Handle ​+ 30 ft Surf Rope

The best wakesurf ropes & handles of 2020
 

Having trouble getting your wakesurf rope where it needs to be? The long braided rope on the Proline D-Shaped Handle + 30 ft Surf rop is specifically designed for easy tossing in and out of the boat. A super burly 10” d-shaped handle wrapped in premium EVA gives nice flotation and plenty to hold on to as well.
 

 Total Length Handle TypeOriginal Price 
30 ftTriangle$79.99

Proline T-Bar Surf Handle ​+ 20 ft Air Line

The best wakesurf ropes & handles of 2020
 

Are you an expert wakesurfer who has little need for a rope beside the initial pop-up? The Proline T-Bar Surf Handle was made for you. Its simple design of a low profile t-bar handle with a 20’ poly-E line provides great response as you set yourself up for the endless wave. An added benefit of the t-bar shape is there is less chance for it to entangle anything compared to a triangle handle. This is one of the best no-frills wakesurf ropes and handle combos for the money.
 

 Total Length Handle TypeOriginal Price 
20 ftT-Bar$39.99

Ronix 10" Surf Handle ​+ 25 ft Bungee Surf Rope

The best wakesurf ropes & handles of 2020
 

While this offering from Ronix shares many of the same details other wakesurf ropes do including a floating handle and adjustable length rope, it also has a unique feature not often found. A 2’ bungee section on the rope not only helps you get into the pocket faster but also can reduce the strain on your body when initially popping up or if you are accidentally yanked by when falling too far back on the wake. This bungee feature makes this a great wakesurf rope for beginners and riders with less core and upper body strength.
 

 Total Length Handle TypeOriginal Price 
25 ftTriangle$54.99