Helmets for water sports such as: wakeboarding and kitesurfing are different to standard skateboard and cycle helmets. There is a bit of flex and also the padding is designed not to hold water after having a dunking. If you wakeboard at a cable park then helmets are generally mandatory, if not seriously recommended incase you belt your head into a slider or kicker! Get protected with a good quality water helmet and you won't regret it. We choose our water helmets for their protection and fit so you can be assured of a good quality when purchasing from ATBShop!