wave-CAIPI allows for high undersampling factors and hence acquisition speed-up in anatomical imagines sequences including 3D GRE, 2D SMS-TSE and MP-RAGE (3D TFL). The coil array’s full 3D sensitivity encoding is exploited, resulting in negligible g-factor penalties even in highly accelerated scans. Echo-planar imaging (EPI) sequences, both 2D and 3D EPI with Cartesian blipped-CAIPI have recently brought tremendous speed-up to BOLD and diffusion imaging in the neurosciences. We here explore the potential of going beyond blipped-CAIPI EPI by incorporating sinusoidal z- and y- gradient wave perturbations into the EPI readout. Initial results are shown for 3D wave-CAIPI EPI at 7T.