A pioneer in the history of wakeboarding, Hyperlite began in 1991 on the shores of Lake Sammamish, Washington. For over 25 years, Hyperlite has led the way in the wake industry, creating cutting-edge wakeboards and introducing wakeskates and wakesurfers to the ever-growing number of extreme watersport athletes.
Over the years, Hyperlite has dedicated themselves to research and development. With an innovative team of shapers, riders, and manufacturers, Hyperlite is focused on providing the highest quality equipment that's engineered to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of wake sports. If you're a free rider, contest rider, boat or cable rider, no matter what your style or method of pull, Hyperlite is committed to helping you elevate your riding to the next level.
First and foremost, Hyperlite has always focused on the sport of wakeboarding, pushing the limits while helping the sport of wakeboarding grow and helping newcomers discover the joy of riding the wakes. Devoted to wakeboarding and the riders who love the sport, Hyperlite will continue to ride their heritage and commitment onto the waters of tomorrow and be at the forefront of creating new designs and experiences for the next generation of wake enthusiasts.
Through the years, Hyperlite has been associated with numerous champions of wake sports, using their skills and inputs to create and fine-tune the wakeboards and accessories that have become hallmarks of the wake industry.
Shaun Murray signed with Hyperlite in 1993 and introduced his first pro model in 1996. To celebrate Shaun's time with Hyperlite, they released the Shaun Murray 20th Anniversary Pro Modelin 2016. Shaun's accomplishments are too numerous to list, but some of the highlights include multiple World Championships, National Titles, Gravity Games and Vans Triple Crown victories. He's been named a Legend at Wake Awards, and he's the only wakeboard athlete with his own video game. Shaun Murray is an amazing athlete and an icon of the sport.
Jimmy Lariche joined the Hyperlite Team while he was dominating the Jr. Pro ranks, winning the World Title two years in a row and a Jr. National Title to boot. He launched into the Pro ranks with a big win at Bro Stock on Lake Powell. Recently, Jimmy has been spending time in research and development, working on a game plan for the evolution of the Franchise Wakeboard Series.
Brian Grubb is a legend in the sport of wakeskating. He continues to push his riding to remain atop the podium at the world's most prestigious events, including the Masters and the Pro Am. Brian's passion for the sport of wakeskating has been instrumental in making the sport what it is today.
Rusty Malinoski exhibits the drive and dedication needed every year to stay at the top of his game and the top of the podium. He's won most every title and contest out there and continues to tackle his passion with full force.
Noah Flegel started behind the boat at age 3 and has loved it ever since. Noah is an all-around master on the board, achieving everything on the Jr. Pro circuit including the National Title, World Title, and Jr. Pro Overall Title. Moving to the pro level early, Noah finds himself on the podium next to the biggest names in the sport. He took 3rd at Moomba Masters, 2nd in Brazil, 3rd in Lathrop and the WWA Nationals, and he's never missed a Wakesurf podium.
Raimi Merritt has more IWWF World Titles than any other female athlete, totaling 8 from Egypt to Indonesia. She also has a coveted Masters Title and was named Female Pro Rider of the Year by USA Wakeboard from 2009 to 2013. Hyperlite's premier IT girl behind the boat, Raimi continues to push herself on the water and is always in contention for the top spot on the podium.
Courtney Angus is Hyperlite's champion cable rider from down under. Raised by a water ski family, Courtney continues to work for the family business, helping operate their cable park in Sydney. During the past few seasons, Courtney has won both Worlds and the Triple Crown Overall. Her success has made her the one to beat on the cable tour. Courtney has also introduced her first signature cable wakeboard, the Scandal. She tailored this board for ladies to get the most out of themselves and their riding at the cable.
Rocker Steiner has jumped on the scene with some amazing credits, including his role in "Parks & Wreck." An accomplished wakeboarder behind the boat and at the cable, he's mastered his 7s off the wake and a mute double cab roll off the kicker. Even at his young age, he's a great addition to the Hyperlite team.
JD Webb started his career at a young age and has been influencing the sport of wakeboarding now for 15 years. At the end of 2014, he and his longtime friend Spencer Norris accepted the Wake Award for Best Web Edit. During the years prior to the emergence of park riding, JD was honored as Rail Rider of the Year for two years in a row. Most recently, he took home the big prize at Bro Stock, beating the best in the annual double up event.
Trever Maur is a true free rider in the world of wakeboarding. He's not motivated by competition or earning points. Instead, Trever is pushed to make his riding stand apart from the rest, perfecting his craft, and letting it be captured for magazines and videos. He was featured in the Wakeboarding Magazine film Quiet Please and had a starring role in Al Sur as well as being the director, lead videographer, and editor. Trever continues to travel and work on new film projects.
Nick Davies has been tearing up wake parks for years. He's won the IWWF Worlds and the World Overall Championship. A legend in parks around the world, Nick has been riding Hyperlite his entire career, and his cable boards are a top seller, especially overseas where he has spent countless hours coaching.
For years, Hyperlite has been a leader in wakeboard design technologies and construction, creating innovations with the goal of pushing the rider farther and challenging their personal goals to achieve amazing performances. Following is a brief discussion of some of Hyperlite's most cutting-edge technologies.
Nova Construction is the industry's lightest, most advanced core option offered. Nova Core is an exclusive machined material that offers vastly different properties than other core materials. It's lighter, livelier, and stores and releases energy as you ride.
Airstick Wood Core has machined channels that allow a uniform flex from tip to tail while also reducing the overall weight.
Bio 3 Core is the gold standard in core materials, and it's used throughout the Hyperlite line. Bio 3 is the lightest most durable formula to date.
E-Core is a 100% wood core that brings your deck to life and adds a new dimension of wake-to-wake feel and control on the rails.
Crossover Construction combines E-Core and Bio 3 materials to create a lightweight and durable core that's perfect for the park.
Bio 3 Core With PopTop is designed for those that love the snap and Ollie power of a natural wood deck, but don'st want to sacrifice the reduced weight and contours of a Bio 3 core. An additional layer of birch laminate sits between the rider and the first layer of fiberglass, allowing the feel of a natural wood core directly under foot.
Bio 3 Core With CarboNetX is Hyperlite's most innovative construction feature. Diagonal woven carbon fibers allow the board to store and release energy consistently throughout the ride. The crisscrossed fibers act like springs and tension cables, delivering a responsive feel and added durability, while accounting for less than 1% of the board's overall weight.
Enduro Base helps to prolong the life of your deck without sacrificing the ride. This exclusive base is a blend of lightweight durable materials designed to help your deck last longer. It has very similar characteristics to traditional materials, so it doesn'st slow your ride.
Sintered Enduro Base material is the strongest most durable running surface offered. The Sintered Enduro formula undergoes a process that creates a strong bond between particles, making the finished product nearly indestructible. The Sintered Enduro Base is the perfect choice for any cable park rider.
Molded-In ABS Fins were introduced into certain Hyperlite models as a way to reinforce the areas on boards that usually wear down first.
ABS Sidewall construction provides a stronger board through protection from impacts. ABS sidewalls will help you tackle any obstacle in the park without the fear of an edge delaminating.
Strata Track Mounting System is a revolutionary binding system that allows the rider to choose any point on the Strata's 13" axis to secure their boots. This provides ultimate micro stance adjustment and customized setups.