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Old 02-07-2005, 09:06 AM
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Wake surfing

I have a friend who is a big surfer. I was wondering what it takes to surf behind a boat. I have a good wake what I need to know is how fast do I go and if you can do this on a regulator surf board?
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:13 PM
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9-10 mph, adjust to maximize the wake without washing it out with foam. Load as much weight in the back as you are comfortable with and load to one side. A regualar surfboard will work, skim boards will also work.
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:21 PM
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We load my '01 XStar(X-2) with front and applicable side KGB, plus another 550 sac in the same locker. Set PP on 9.8-10.1 and ride all day. Regular boards work great, but are really hard to spin. Just in case, regular riders on left side of boat, goofy on right (driver side). Also keep all people on that same side. Sometimes we will throw another 550 half full on the side in the bow.
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:54 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Is it better to use a small board or longer one. I'll have to try this out as soon as soon as the sun comes out. Haven't seen it in 2 weeks!!
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:11 PM
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A longer board works better for learning, stability, holding speed, etc. But a longer board will have the problem of burying the nose. Most regular surf boards are too flat for wake surfing.

Our kids spent their first few times wakesurfing on a 6 foot soft top. It was ok to play around with to figure out the dynamics of wake surfing but it was pretty limiting compared to an Inland Surfer, Hyperlyte or Phase 5 wake surf board.
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DanC is right; though we have been riding a 9'2" longboard lately and having a blast. Hang 5s/10s walking around on it, varials. We usually ride a HL Broadcast (able to do more tech stuff)
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Can someone go through the steps on how the wake surfer starts out? Is it like a kneeboard where you start out laying down on the board then pop up on your knees and eventually on your feet?
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Can someone go through the steps on how the wake surfer starts out? Is it like a kneeboard where you start out laying down on the board then pop up on your knees and eventually on your feet?
Shep,
We start more like a wakeboard. Just rest your heels on the board and press down on them when you feel the boat start to pull. We've also done some dry starts by putting the nose of the board on the platform.

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Can someone go through the steps on how the wake surfer starts out? Is it like a kneeboard where you start out laying down on the board then pop up on your knees and eventually on your feet?

Skidog's giving a clinic May 1 @ 2:00.................Don't miss it.

And I'm volunteering Knox to help him.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:30 PM
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Skidog's giving a clinic May 1 @ 2:00.................Don't miss it.

And I'm volunteering Knox to help him.
So I heard, and I hope to be there!

I'm trying to get my surfing buddy to try waterskiing. The easiest way to get him out there is to tell him he can bring his surfboard. We want to figure this thing out before May.
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