2023 Heyday WTSurf


Heyday WTSurf wakesurfing
Riders are treated to sizable wakesurf waves with a clean face and a pocket that provides ample push. Garrett Cortese

Heyday’s WTSurf is its largest model, with room for 17 watersports-loving family and friends. Though its name implies a specialization in wakesurfing, our time aboard proved this boat is capable of much more.

Deep gunwales in the squared-off bow provide comfortable, ample space for multiple people to sit and face either fore or aft. A removable cushion transitions the space into a playpen-style lounge for added comfort. In the cockpit, spacious wraparound seating proves comfortable, and a convertible backrest at the OB seat allows boaters to face aft to watch the on-water fun. All-new vinyl upholstery makes all the seating more durable and comfortable. Nonskid decking throughout the interior and around the gunwales ensure secure footing.

Heyday WTSurf bow seating
Deep gunwales in the squared-off bow provide comfortable, ample space for multiple people. Garrett Cortese

The most unique feature of the WTSurf is undoubtedly the lounge seats on each side of the engine compartment. Designed to be ridden in while facing either forward or aft, these work well for lounging but offer an incredible vantage point for watching the wakesurf action. Speaking of the action, the WTSurf is built to deliver fun for a variety of skill levels, whether wakesurfing or wakeboarding. Fill up the 2,800 pounds of onboard subfloor ballast and riders are treated to sizable wakesurf waves with a clean face and a pocket that provides ample push.

Thanks to storage under the seats, in the in-sole locker, and on racks on the tower, there is plenty of room for all of that watersports gear. The tower also houses a large Bimini top that helps provide needed shade on sunny days.

Heyday WTSurf helm
The helm of the WTSurf is a mix of modern tech and classic analog style. Garrett Cortese

The helm of the WTSurf is a mix of modern tech and classic analog style. Gauges displaying miles per hour and rpm flank the center-mounted touchscreen that gives the captain access to functions like cruise control, navigation and engine data. Toggle switches to the left of the steering wheel control onboard systems like the blower, lights and bilge.

From the first-time rider to the seasoned watersports captain, Heyday’s WTSurf delivers a solid mix of performance and comfort in a unique package that’s more accessibly priced than similar-size watersports boats.

Heyday WTSurf cockpit
Designed to be ridden in while facing either forward or aft, the cockpit seats work well for lounging. Garrett Cortese

High Points

  • Large swim platform and step-down walk-through make for nice lounging spots.
  • Surf tow points on each side of the tower are great for teaching new riders.
  • Transom lounge seats are not only unique, but they’re also fun.
Heyday WTSurf performance data
Heyday WTSurf Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engine: MerCruiser T6200 5.7L 350 hp
  • Drive/Prop: 15″ x 12.5″ LH BRZ
  • Gear Ratio: 1.46:1 Fuel Load: 22 gal. Crew Weight: 525 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $75,350 (starting MSRP)
LOA: 23’1″
Beam: 8’0″
Draft: 2’5″
Dry Weight: 4,300 lb.
Ballast: 2,800 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 17/NA
Fuel Capacity: 60 gal.

Heyday Wakeboats – Knoxville, Tennessee; heydaywakeboats.com

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