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Tidal Wake XLR8 Wake Shaper

Wake Surfing is a fast growing sport and the bigger and cleaner the wake, the more fun you can have. Tidal Wake have engineered an affordable aftermarket wake shaper so you don’t have to buy a new boat in order to create a big wake.



XLR8 is a wedge style wake shaper engineered to fit most V drive and mid mount boats.

Grows and accelerates your wake.



Easy for one person to install from inside the boat and quick to move from side to side

using custom engineered suction cups.


The Tidal Wake system is easy to use, built to last and can be stored compactly

in the confines of your boat.

Watch how to attach and remove the XLR8 fin

View the Instruction Manual

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Tidal Wake work?
Tidal Wake Shaper attaches to the side of your boat and disrupts the water flow that extends behind the boat, creating the wake. When the wake on one side of the boat is destructed, the wake on the other side of the boat can grow. The big surf wake is generated on the opposite side of the boat where the Tidal Wake Shaper is installed.

Do I have to modify my boat?
NO! That is a great thing about Tidal Wake Portable Wake Shaper. It simply attaches to the hull of your boat with custom engineered Tidal Wake pro suction cups. They are super strong and will not leave any marks on your hull. When you are done surfing, simply lift the levers and remove Tidal Wake.

Why is Tidal Wake XLR8 different?

  • XLR8 creates a big wake with more push and a longer sweet spot.

  • XLR8 has a wedge style shape and ingenious fin design that redirects and accelerates water flow away from the boat to create big, clean wakes on the surf side. The two angled, directional tunnel fin acts like a power funnel, making the wake up to 50% faster. This extra-large fin channels water further back for more push and a longer sweet spot.

  • Easy to install and move - easy for one person to install from inside the boat and quick to move from side to side to accommodate both regular and goofy stance surfers. XLR8 has engineered suction cups that are the strongest on the market. To fine tune your wake profile, move XLR8 to different places forward and aft or up and down on the hull.

  • Hydro dynamic body directs water flow to the fin so it can do its job.

  • Our tool free, removable fin lays flat in its bag so it fits in your glove box when not in use.

  • And no worries if you drop it in the water - it floats!

  • Rotating lanyard loop puts the lanyard clip in the direction of your cleat and keeps the lanyard from unnecessarily hanging across your boats finish.

  • Easy to grab handle - no fumbling on how to hold XLR8 when carrying or installing.

  • Made in USA - XLR8 is durable and comes with a 1 year warranty against defects when properly installed and used.

  • A professionally engineered after market Wake Shaper that is affordably priced and durable.

  • Saves fuel over larger, heavier and more vertical style wake shapers.

Do I need any tools?
None! Tidal Wake attaches to your boat without tools and you can attach or remove the fin without tools. Our proprietary locking mechanism requires a simple twist of the locking tab to release or lock in the fin.

Does it float?
YES, like a bobber! However, we suggest using a lanyard in the event you accidentally forget to remove your Tidal Wake and take off across the water for a cruise. The suction cups are super strong, but Tidal Wake is not made for high speed boating. In the event you forgot about this little buddy, and it comes off your boat, a lanyard will assure you still have it instead of retracing your tracks on a search mission. By the way, our lanyard is designed for low re-coil, meaning that when deployed, the incidence of it bouncing back at you is substantially reduced. Another fun fact - the rotating lanyard loop allows you to move the lanyard attachment to a good position based on where you are mounting your Tidal Wake. This prevents having to route the lanyard around your Wake Shaper.

How do I store my Wake Shaper on my boat?
Great Question! That is one of the best features of Tidal Wake. Big wake performance on the boat, compact storage in its tote! Because Tidal Wake’s fin is removable it stores in a compact footprint. Simply remove the fin and place it in the fin pocket of the bag, then slide in the body, and zip it shut. Tidal Wake Shaper’s compact tote will fit in many glove boxes.