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There are many different models of wakesurf boards available on the market but there are two general styles of boards available. These two types are skimboard style and conventional style. Both types have advantages and disadvantages and each wakesurfer must decide for himself which type is right for him. The skimboard type is easy for beginners to stand up on and is easier to spin. The major disadvantage to the skimboard type board is boats usually have to circle back to pick up fallen riders. Conversely, the conventional style is often more difficult for beginners to control. The advantage to this type of board is fallen riders can paddle to the boat.