View Full Version : History of Wake Surfing

12-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Thought some of you guys may enjoy this.


12-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Cool video. Thanks for posting.

12-20-2012, 02:20 PM
Love it.

12-20-2012, 08:06 PM
Nice, would love to see MC get involved and push the sport more!

12-20-2012, 08:41 PM
Here is one that is a little less commercial in nature.


12-20-2012, 08:53 PM
wow, I didn't know they change the location to Parker.

12-20-2012, 10:36 PM
Does mc have any plans to build a surf specific hull?

12-21-2012, 02:33 PM
Thought some of you guys may enjoy this.


That was real nice. Thanks.

12-30-2012, 05:33 PM
Very cool videos!

12-30-2012, 09:49 PM
The first time I heard of wakesurfing was back in the early 80s, though the version I knew of was more like waterskiing. I knew guys that were shapers back when they were first experimenting with three fin designs. They found they could test diffent fin configurations more quickly by pulling surfers behind a boat at high speed than by waiting for big waves. It was a less realistic test, but allowed them to test at speed and easily test multiple shapes and layouts quickly. I guess it was more a hybrid between surfing.

I first did true wakesurfing in about 1983 behind a 54' sport fishing boat in Mexico. It was a blast for somebody who had never seen it, but it felt awfuly lonely after a crash as it would take the boat about 5 minutes to come back to pick me up. It doesn't sound like long until you're bobbing by yourself 30 miles off shore and hoping the boat can still see you. Boats that big don't circle around so fast as wakeboard boats do (but they put out a really nice wave).

12-31-2012, 11:02 AM
88206. Neat pic.

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12-31-2012, 01:16 PM
The trick to big boat surfing is a jet ski for pick up. I had the good fortune to ride this wave a few times. It is CRAZY good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzbW-V-F5Yc Watching this makes me homesick for the PNW.