Waveskis never really took off in the US. Surf kayaks got kinda popular in the 90s, and the two are closely related, but not exactly the same. Waveskis tend to be thinner, far more maneuverable. They look fun as hell, though no idea what you do when paddling out and an 8-foot wave detonates right in front of you. Doesn’t seem to phase this guy, Nathan Le Bars, or something, waveskiing, and killing it, presumably on the Atlantic coast of France.