Support whf

Our Structure

The WSHOF is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the heritage of Wake and we need your help to accomplish all the plans we have.


Major Goals Include:
• Creating and implementing induction procedures for our future Hall of Fame inductees.
• Creating and implementing the Wake Registry, honoring and preserving key still and moving images in Wake.
• Hosting an Awards Ceremony for Hall of Fame inductees
• Creating our first physical display of significant Wake artifacts and Wake Registry inductees



How you can support WHOF:

Contribute – Tax deductible contributions via Pay Pal or check
Donate – Own some memorabilia?
Volunteer – We need your talents!
Sponsor – Good for your business




We have already spent thousands of dollars to launch the Wakesports Hall of Fame. Our Board of Directors and web designer have donated hundreds of hours of expertise to create a solid framework to build upon. Now we need your help to take this honorable cause to the next level! Please consider a donation of any size to help with our ongoing operating expenses. The more you give, the more we will be able to do!



Donate via Pay Pal

No account needed, just a credit card.

Or, you can mail a check to:
Tommy Phillips
Attn: Wakeboarding Hall of Fame
174 Saratoga St
Hot Springs, AR 71901

(Please include a SASE for faster service on proof of donation letter.)


The Wakesports Hall of Fame is a 501c3 non-profit corporation and your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.



Donate Memorabilia

Do you have some great old Wake stuff in your attic or garage? The WSHOF is always happy to receive wake-related artifacts for its collections. This could include historic boards, equipment, apparel, awards, periodicals, posters, or other media.

If you have something you would like to donate, please contact us with your potential Wake memorabilia at Items donated to the WSHOF become the permanent property of the WSHOF. The market value of your donation is tax deductible.

The WSHOF is looking for these specific items for our first public display:

  • c1972: US. Banana Board – thin profile bindingless board with fin.
  • 1970s: New Zealand. Alan Byrne & Kevin Jarrett hand shape narrow foam boards with a large keel fin, specifically made for riding behind a boat.
  • early 1980s: Australia. George Darby & Roger Firehock sell hand shaped boards (without straps).They call them “Skurf-boards”
  • 1982-1984: Australia. Bruce McKee “McSki” First commercially available skiboard with footstraps. 1984 model produced in US called “SurfSki”
  • 1986: US: Skurfer by Tony Finn and John Hamilton. yellow or white with kiwi imprint on top-rear of board
  • 1990: memorabilia from first World Championships
  • 1991: US. Original Hyperlite wakeboard by HO Sports. Orange thin profile board
  • 1993: Original Skylon
  • X-games / Gravity Games Wake memorabilia
  • Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray Video Games with Boxes



If you have a special talent you would like to contribute to the Hall of Fame, we would love to hear from you. Special skills we need help with now include:

  • Instagram Manager
  • Video Editing
  • Historical Research
  • Content acquisitions and Creation
  • Memorabilia acquisitions

Interested in becoming a board member? Active participation as an advisor, committee member, or volunteer is an excellent way for us to get to know you and your special skills and talents.



Sponsor Us

To learn more about sponsorship, advertising, co-marketing, and underwriting opportunities with the Wakesports Hall of Fame, contact Tommy Phillips, WSHOF Founding President.

Contact Info:
Tommy Phillips
174 Saratoga St
Hot Springs, AR 71901

#WSHOF #HonorAndPreserve