View Full Version : Wakesurfing in salt water

09-10-2012, 08:04 AM
Hi. Anyone help? I have a 2006 X2 and I have got a pretty good wake for surfing when in fresh water. But I use the boat a lot in the sea and I can't get it to work. I've tried different setups but can't get a clean wave. Best so far is with full stock port and KGB with extra 600 pounds in rear locker, 600 pounds under left seat and about 3 or 400 pounds in the walk through. I also have a couple of mates sitting on the port side sun deck. The boat is really leaning but still no good. Any ideas?

09-10-2012, 11:27 AM
The Ocean gets mad when you try to mock its wave making abilities.

09-10-2012, 11:45 AM
The Ocean gets mad when you try to mock its wave making abilities.


09-10-2012, 11:47 AM
If your at the ocean, why not just go surf the real waves! :confused:

I'm guessing the bouyancy of salt is making it hard to properly sink the boat for a good wake.

09-10-2012, 12:13 PM
any way to fill your ballast with fresh water? perhaps at the dock with a hose?

09-10-2012, 12:17 PM
Why would you want to? The bags and tanks and impellers don't seem to mind the salt and saltwater is more dense than fresh water which means more weight in the boat (about 10lbs) in mine.

09-10-2012, 01:08 PM
Yes the saltwater is more bouyant - fresh water in the tank wouldn't make any difference - and there aren't any waves at my beach. Anyone out there actually do this? Can't be the only one!

09-10-2012, 03:00 PM
If it's just a bouyancy issue, then load 'er down more....I guess. Never would have thought it would make that much difference though.
My X2 surfs very well (fresh water) with port/kgb tanks full. 400lbs rear locker, 400lbs on port front seat and about 600lbs on the port side seat (passengers) with my 9year old driving (55lbs).
You already have way more weight than that, at least enough to offset the add'l bouyancy I'd think.

09-10-2012, 03:18 PM
The wave I get is pretty big but the top third is mush and there's hardly any sweet spot. Almost like the water is "sticky" if that makes sense. Maybe its a distribution problem but I can't get it right.

09-10-2012, 04:43 PM
From my limited scuba diving experience in fresh water, I recall needing approximately 15% more weight. I agree with Thrall you will need additional weight.

09-10-2012, 10:09 PM
If your at the ocean, why not just go surf the real waves! :confused:

Haha that is funny. Wake surfers are screwing up the water for real surfers now too! 8p

09-11-2012, 01:06 AM
Here's a picture of the previous owner of my boat surfing in salt water. He added the fat sacks to the rear compartments, but didn't have any other sacks. No idea how many people he had in the boat when this was taken, but I like the palm trees in the background.

09-11-2012, 02:05 AM
That wake is defiantly better than mine. I'll try and find a picture to post - maybe someone better at this than me will be able to see what's up.

09-11-2012, 03:33 PM
Crap - no pictures!