New Wave 5'4" - AXIS Kiteboarding, 2016 - Featured

2019 New Wave 5’4″

Program: Freestyle Surf

The 2018/19 AXIS New Wave continues for another year as one of the marquee AXIS products. The New Wave is a very unique kite-surfboard and is one of our most popular boards to so many different groups of riders. This is the 12th year that our Product guru, Adrian Roper has been working on this board shape and construction. The New Wave offers amazing versatility, being used as a twin fin, a skimboard with no fins, fully finned in the waves, as a flat water board, a light wind board, for learners, for pros, with straps, strapless, or flat water freestyle. This is a board worthy of the creative rider who shreds outside the square. This is the easiest and most stable surfboard you will ever use to learn those jibes, and the most advanced board for wicked freestyle surf moves.

The New Wave is based on a PVC core, with paulownia rails, and is glassed with a unique infusion lamination process. Our designer Adrian Roper recessed the deck of the New Wave to give a more direct feeling underfoot, and with the raised wood rails you have the grabs you need for on or off the water. The surface of the board is all EVA, giving great foothold, an improved feel for the board, and cushioned landings.

The New Wave is very strong and flexible thus providing a super comfortable ride. This board is equally suited to riding small waves or freestyle with uniquely raised rails for aerial grabs and flat water trickery.

Our global team mostly uses the AXIS New Wave strapless but the board is also compatible with AXIS adjustable surf straps until you find your feet.

The 2018/19 AXIS New Wave 5’4″ has been optimized for quad fin setup. It comes complete with the AXIS high performance quad fins. Surf Straps are optional.

Choose your weapon


Infusion lamination

Infused. Molded.

The board is infusion laminated on a base mold, which forms the rails the same on every board. Through infusion we achieve a much cleaner environment, less fumes, and the most accurate way to produce high quality boards, with minimal sanding and hand interference. Also, due to the high pressure of vacuuming, with infusion lamination the weight to strength ratio are optimized (strong boards, light weight)  
NewWave - Infusion Lamination

PVC Core / Wood Rails

Strong. Smooth.

The AXIS New Wave is made from solid sheet PVC foam and the core is CNC cut top and bottom.

It is very strong and flexible to provide a smooth and comfortable ride. Paulownia wood rails act as beams for further strength and enhanced flex


Recessed Deck

Deep. Grip.

The AXIS New Wave has the full rails from a surfboard but is only 20mm thick in the center.

Because the deck is recessed, the board is much more stable and also has a nice bit of rail to grab onto while you fly through the air.

Recessed Deck - AXIS Kiteboarding