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madmuffin
09-05-2010, 10:36 PM
Here's a YouTube link of my 10 year-old son wakesurfing behind our 07 X-30 on a Phase 5 Scamp:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gWtdYYEpV4

:)

mtajpa
09-06-2010, 01:06 AM
Awesome, he'll be showing that to all of his friends. Sounds like he has a good coach.

mtajpa
09-06-2010, 01:52 AM
Couple of my buddy's guests that had never been on the water before.
My daughter a few weeks ago in a far different land.

madmuffin
09-06-2010, 01:48 PM
mtajpa, thanks for sharing! Your daughter looks like she's got the wakesurfing down and having fun! Here's a picture of my oldest daughter just shy of age 9. Still wired to the boat and finding the sweet spot but on the heels of her brother! :cool:

mtajpa
09-06-2010, 02:27 PM
Won't be long and she will find it. Looks like you have a nice surf wake there.
Here's one of my son when we actually had some ballast (13 people) in the boat. I'm still searching for that spot I think I need a bigger board and or more ballast.

Moosecrackers
09-06-2010, 09:24 PM
My 12 and 16 year olds behind our 2004 VRS210 at the lake a couple of weeks ago. No extra ballast (I think the gas tank was even below half) - ballast coming next year so hopefully there will be more free surfing and less line riding.

CMack225vrs
09-06-2010, 11:27 PM
My 12 year old. She got up her first time and got off the rope her third time. Now she is making runs of fifteen to twenty minutes at a time.

For me, wakesurfing is more like old man wakeboarding.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=122&pictureid=2193

madmuffin
09-07-2010, 02:15 AM
For me, wakesurfing is more like old man wakeboarding.

CMack, I guess you should watch more Chase Hazen and James Walker videos then. By the way, heard Chase took delivery of his new MC X-55. Whether it was before or after his Europe Wakesurfing vacation/tour I couldn't tell you...

dgravlin
09-08-2010, 02:26 AM
My 9 year old and his buddy, tandem surfing...

madmuffin
09-08-2010, 02:35 AM
That is a great picture! How long are they able to surf tandem? Not sure if I've seen kids that young able to do that! Thanks for sharing -

dgravlin
09-08-2010, 02:49 AM
Their runs are usually for about 5 minutes. They could go longer but they start laughing so hard at each other that they loose their concentration. They work well together and do a good job of coordinating their movements to control the board. Both of them started wake surfing last year but did not really get into it until this summer. A couple weeks ago, they wanted to try doubling up on a single board but I didn't think they'd even be able to get up. Low and behold, they dropped the rope and free surfed. It was a blast to watch.

madmuffin
09-08-2010, 03:10 AM
Well, let them know we're pretty impressed! WAY cool! Can't wait to see more of them :cool:

2RLAKE
09-08-2010, 07:21 AM
my daughter and norris 205's daughter with their swim caps ...

madmuffin
09-08-2010, 11:02 PM
2R, they sure are cute and talented! Thank you for sharing!

treiter
07-17-2013, 12:06 AM
Question to all of you with kids that wake surf. How are you starting your kids? I have been trying to start mine in the water, but they can't seem to dig their heels in hard enough to stand up on the board. 13 year old no problem but he wakeboards so he has a little more experience. 9 and 11 year old are struggling and I don't want them to give up. Appreciate your insight.

rzafire
07-17-2013, 02:08 AM
My 15 and 10 year old last week at Lake Powell.

rzafire
07-17-2013, 02:14 AM
Question to all of you with kids that wake surf. How are you starting your kids? I have been trying to start mine in the water, but they can't seem to dig their heels in hard enough to stand up on the board. 13 year old no problem but he wakeboards so he has a little more experience. 9 and 11 year old are struggling and I don't want them to give up. Appreciate your insight.

treiter,
My son Alec has been surfing behind our boat since he was 6(The 10 year old in the pic). He started on his stomach and elbows like a kneeboard. Now he starts to stand on the board in the water, as soon as the board gets under him I starts moving, he's so light he's standing before I even throttle up!

treiter
07-17-2013, 03:31 AM
Thanks Rzafire. We will try that tomorrow.

treiter
07-18-2013, 07:37 PM
Rzafire

Both kids up and surfing. Thank You for the help.

rzafire
07-18-2013, 11:23 PM
Awesome! Glad to help!