FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

How do MISSION wakesurf systems work?

They create an asymmetrical wake pattern that eliminates the turbulent water naturally caused by the symmetrical design of your boats hull. This asymmetry allows the wake on the opposite side of the boat to clean up for surfing.  

What sets MISSION products apart from the competition?

1. Fully assembled and ready to go. No modifications or adjustments required.

2. Designed for simplicity. We want you out surfing so we made these super easy to attach and detach. No Velcro, ratchet straps, or drilling required.

3. Top notch materials and construction selected and tested for the harsh conditions of the boating environment.

4. DELTA floats. No need to worry about losing them in the lake.

5. Suction cups designed specifically to stick to your boats curved hull.

 Do I still need ballast?

Yes. More ballast still equals a bigger wake. Ballast weight pushes the hull down into the water and creates more displacement which in-turn generates more height and power for a better surfing wave. SURFSIDE Panels enhance the shape which reduces drag on the surfboard caused by turbulent water. They work together to create an optimum surfing wave.

Do I need to list the boat over to one side?

No. The boat can be evenly weighted left to right so it’s super easy to shift riders from one side to the other. This also makes it much easier to drive and reduces the risk of swamping the boat.

How should I weight the boat with ballast and passengers?

Weight the boat evenly left to right with 60% in the back and 40% in the front. More ballast in the back increases the height and more in the front increases the length. You definitely want to get that transom to dig-in which generates more power in the wave. If you have a mid-engined inboard you will want to use more weight in the back to compensate for the center engine weight. Also, longer boats require more ballast to offset the additional buoyancy of the hull. 

What speed should we surf at?

With a decently weighted v-drive, start at 10mph and work your way up. Slower speeds generate more height and faster speeds generate more length (at the expense of height). You should settle in around 11.2mph but that all depends on the length, hull shape, ballast, passenger weight, and your preference. Do not exceed 13mph to keep pressure on the platform low. 

Should I use the wedge?

Generally we don't recommend using the wedge since it seems to create more turbulence that disrupts the shape of the wave. Some of our users with power wedges have noted that they have good results with it halfway down. Give it a shot and see what you prefer.

 

DELTA QUESTIONS

How does DELTA attach?

DELTA attaches with two powerful suction cups. Delta can be attached and removed from your boat in seconds. Push DELTA against your boat, press down on the two cam levers that activate the suction cups and your done. 

How big is DELTA?

DELTA is about the size of a loaf of bread. Yum. Don’t let the size deceive you. DELTA delivers exact same performance of our full size SURFSIDE panels.

It says it fits on most boats.  What does that mean?

DELTA will deliver a great wave on any boat. DELTA requires a location that is about 5 inches wide, 13 inches long and relatively flat. We haven’t tried every Inboard boat but we’ve been able to find a place to put Delta to work on every boat we tested.

Is steering affected by DELTA?

In general there is very little change to the boat’s handling with the DELTA in place.  However, we strongly suggest you test it yourself before you attempt to wakesurf or pick up riders from the water.

Does the boat need to be clean to attach DELTA

If you store your boat in the water you may need to periodically clean the area where DELTA will attach. A 3M blue scratch-free scrubber works really well to remove the waterline algae that sometimes accumulates by the end of summer.

Does DELTA float?

Yes.

 

 SURFSIDE QUESTIONS

Which SURFSIDE Panel do I need?

Think opposites. If you ride left-foot forward go with the right panel. If you ride right-foot forward go with the left panel.

Is steering affected when using SURFSIDE Panels?

Yes. At idle speeds the steering of your boat is different. The boat will turn faster towards the panel and slower away from the panel. Be sure to practice steering before pulling a surfer. That said, steering is not affected when the boat is at surfing speed.

How much pressure do these put on my platform?

It turns out, a lot less then we originally thought. We’ve done computer simulations and they reveal that the pressure is below 400lbs at speeds of 13mph or less. This is what gave us the confidence to run them on our boats. In the end, each boat is manufactured differently so you will need to make the decision if it’s acceptable for your boat. 

What colors do they come in?

White with the blue MISSION sticker. In an effort to keep things simple, we’re only making one color combo for now. It helps us streamline our manufacturing process so that we can give you the best possible value.

How long does it take to ship my SURFSIDE Panels?

SURFSIDE Panels are built-to-order which typically takes about 5-10 days. You will receive a shipping confirmation email when your order ships.

 

FINE PRINT

What’s your return policy?

Items may be returned within 30 days. They must be sent back in the original packaging, with all included pieces and in new condition or they will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Shipping costs are non-refundable.  

What’s the warranty?

We fully back all of our products; if there’s a problem we’re here to help. Email us by clicking on the contact link and we’ll help solve it fast.

Have another question that’s not listed here? 

Give us a shout, we love chatting about boat gear!

And, because our lawyer says so…..

Our products fit many different boats made with different processes and have varying quality levels. We cannot guarantee or assume liability for damage to your boat or other personal property. Use of this product is voluntary and by purchasing them you agree to assume all liability for any damage this product may incur to either people or property.