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lashburn1
05-27-2014, 11:57 PM
We just returned from a nice Memorial Weekend trip to Parker AZ.
We have put a 65hrs on the X30 this season...so I like to think we have been out a lot ...

we like to WakeSurf and mostly do that when the engine is running. Everyone is still learning, but we can ALL ride ROPELESS now with the X-30 setup...

I thought we would see more people out there WakeSurfing...? We have not seen another boat Wake Surfing without a Rope....and very few with a Rope/Learning....

It definitely draws attention from Passing Boaters, other Riders, and even those on Shore...
People have even followed us (safely) to see what we are doing....
One Family in a Tow Boat with SurfBoards actually flagged us down to ask how our Daughter was riding without a Rope pulling her... We spent a few minutes chatting with them on the river...
I shared as much as I new about it , and Ballast setups etc....

It seems people are interested....I just thought we would see more people doing it given the emphasis on the Sport in Tow Boat mfg...

oh, we did see a very nice G25 Pimped out and in Party Barge mode!!

....and Yes, ALL MC owners waved and Gave the "NOD" to each other....very cute...

uplander
05-28-2014, 12:10 AM
There is about two other boats on our lake doing it. We also get boats pulling up safely to watch.

jakethebt
05-28-2014, 12:18 AM
It is catching on in the midwest. Looks fun, wish my boat was set up more to try it. That being said, it only takes one surf boat to wreck the lake. We had one surf boat out last fall on a nice night on a local park lake. Small lake. We were sking along with another MC. Surf boat came out and would throw such wake that it wrecked the lake. It was like a tug boat moving through the water. We pulled out the tubes at that point and the other MC pulled out an air chair. The wake was so high that the novice air chair could not even ride.

mcLove
05-28-2014, 12:55 AM
This will be our third year at Parker and i too never see people wakesurfing. In all ive seen two, one ropeless and one on an old natique. Unfortuanetly our boat wont allow us to wakesurf, otherwise we would be.
Also was that g25 a blue and black one, because if so ive seen it out there plenty of times.

mcLove
05-28-2014, 12:56 AM
*** on an old natique with a rope. They were just flinging eachother off the board doing hard turns, was really fun to watch

MC25
05-28-2014, 01:03 AM
I see more surfers than wake boarders. but this thread is gonna go south fast. lol

damaged442
05-28-2014, 06:43 AM
It's harder on a small lake, that's for sure. When we surf, I try to make sure I am out in the middle of the lake away from shore and anyone else. We also make sure we do it after the ski and wakeboard runs. By then the lake is all jacked up and full of jetskiers and toobers, so it really doesn't matter much.

jgraham37128
05-28-2014, 08:25 AM
There are tons of wakesurfing on Center-Hill lake. It's very common to see wakesurfing on any day there.

dt37803
05-28-2014, 08:30 AM
We saw 1 other surfing (Supra) on the part of Tellico near MC plant this weekend. We were out from 800 till 400 and didn't surf till after 200 when the lake got choppy from lots of tubers. Used the early am glass to ski then wake board.Love the new X2:)

coz
05-28-2014, 08:40 AM
We just returned from a nice Memorial Weekend trip to Parker AZ.
We have put a 65hrs on the X30 this season...so I like to think we have been out a lot ...

we like to WakeSurf and mostly do that when the engine is running. Everyone is still learning, but we can ALL ride ROPELESS now with the X-30 setup...

I thought we would see more people out there WakeSurfing...? We have not seen another boat Wake Surfing without a Rope....and very few with a Rope/Learning....

It definitely draws attention from Passing Boaters, other Riders, and even those on Shore...
People have even followed us (safely) to see what we are doing....
One Family in a Tow Boat with SurfBoards actually flagged us down to ask how our Daughter was riding without a Rope pulling her... We spent a few minutes chatting with them on the river...
I shared as much as I new about it , and Ballast setups etc....

It seems people are interested....I just thought we would see more people doing it given the emphasis on the Sport in Tow Boat mfg...

oh, we did see a very nice G25 Pimped out and in Party Barge mode!!

....and Yes, ALL MC owners waved and Gave the "NOD" to each other....very cute...

I don't have a problem with wake surfing on the strip, as long as they do it south of rock island :D

mzimme
05-28-2014, 09:05 AM
surfings not bad on the lake if you're going parallel with the shore and you don't powerturn to pick up your downed rider. The wave just goes to shore and its all over from there.

zamboniman
05-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Unless any of your shoreline is seawall... Then its a mess

craig3972
05-28-2014, 09:32 AM
wakesurfing is gay. man-up and get a wakeboard!

lashburn1
05-28-2014, 09:40 AM
wakesurfing is gay. man-up and get a wakeboard!

^^^^ I'm sure you are just kidding , and do not want me to tell my 3 Daughters that. Lol.

They/we do have WakeBoards... But it is almost always too rough to use them...

craig3972
05-28-2014, 09:44 AM
^^^^ I'm sure you are just kidding , and do not want me to tell my 3 Daughters that. Lol.

They/we do have WakeBoards... But it is almost always too rough to use them...

I am kidding a bit but i have a motto, "If you can do it in slacks its not a sport". eg golf , darts, walking ... wakesurfing.

lashburn1
05-28-2014, 09:47 AM
I don't have a problem with wake surfing on the strip, as long as they do it south of rock island :D

Where is "Rock Island" ?
Typically try to Surf just north of the BlueWater no wake Zone up for about a mile or 2 then back down..... It's a wider and less populated area...

BrooksfamX2
05-28-2014, 09:55 AM
In our boat group of 10 or so, we all surf and most wakeboard............. and some even ski....... 8p

mcLove
05-28-2014, 10:39 AM
Where is "Rock Island" ?
Typically try to Surf just north of the BlueWater no wake Zone up for about a mile or 2 then back down..... It's a wider and less populated area...

I believe rock island is further down the river. Last summer we were wakeboarding down there and the water suddenly dropped to about 4 feet. My mom suddenly dropped and walked back to the boat with water to her chest. She is about 5'2-5'4

coz
05-28-2014, 10:52 AM
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coz
05-28-2014, 10:54 AM
I believe rock island is further down the river. Last summer we were wakeboarding down there and the water suddenly dropped to about 4 feet. My mom suddenly dropped and walked back to the boat with water to her chest. She is about 5'2-5'4

Rock island is up river from the casino, about a mile below the dam. There is no good water up here and lotsa rock hazards, stay down by the casino and campgrounds :D

lashburn1
05-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Rock island is up river from the casino, about a mile below the dam. There is no good water up here and lotsa rock hazards, stay down by the casino and campgrounds :D

Oh Yeah, I know where you speak of.... Not fun up that way....Good for Tubing, Cruising, Drifting...

Our best luck has been down by the very south end .... The Grass shoreline helps absorb the back swell too...

coz
05-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Not fun up that way....Good for Tubing, Cruising, Drifting...

Yep, only good for floating and tubing up here so you should stay down there :D The good thing for me is in the morning when the water level is low, it's like this until around 10am. There's no water anywhere on the strip as good as up by the dam, but lets keep that our secret......k?

AlbertaSurfer
05-28-2014, 02:21 PM
I am kidding a bit but i have a motto, "If you can do it in slacks its not a sport". eg golf , darts, walking ... wakesurfing.

Ha, what about back when Watson and the Liquid Force boys used to wear those stupid wakeboard pants?

mcLove
05-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Rock island is up river from the casino, about a mile below the dam. There is no good water up here and lotsa rock hazards, stay down by the casino and campgrounds :D

Sorry that is what i meant... Up river. My bad :uglyhamme

willyt
05-28-2014, 05:03 PM
surfings not bad on the lake if you're going parallel with the shore and you don't powerturn to pick up your downed rider. The wave just goes to shore and its all over from there.

not true - surfing will throw rollers parallel to the path of the boat. We typically dont surf on our little river unless conditions are really bad already, one boat surfing in the wrong spot ruins our water for everyone.

MattsCraft
05-28-2014, 05:12 PM
not true - surfing will throw rollers parallel to the path of the boat. We typically dont surf on our little river unless conditions are really bad already, one boat surfing in the wrong spot ruins our water for everyone.
Yeah right, and your Xstar with like 4000lbs of ballast does not mess up the water.

Come on Willy:D

atihanyi
05-28-2014, 09:55 PM
wish it wasn't but its quite popular up here . it seriously messes with the shoreline on our lake . At times we have four to five foot rollers hitting the shore . I added rip rap about eight years ago but both my neighbors didn't . I now kind of live on a point as their shorelines are eroded . Not to mention the idiots that go out at eight and surf while we are trying to run the course . I have been swamped several times by boats going by all balasted out too close to us . Not a fan but based on the boats being sold Im guessing it isn't going away anytime soon

MC25
05-28-2014, 09:57 PM
They probably say you idiots that run the course are getting in the way of them surfing.

FoggyNogginz
05-28-2014, 11:50 PM
There are tons of wakesurfing on Center-Hill lake. It's very common to see wakesurfing on any day there.

I was surfing CHL on Saturday and Sunday, back in little hurricane. Love that lake!

atthelake
05-29-2014, 03:10 AM
wish it wasn't but its quite popular up here . it seriously messes with the shoreline on our lake . At times we have four to five foot rollers hitting the shore . I added rip rap about eight years ago but both my neighbors didn't . I now kind of live on a point as their shorelines are eroded . Not to mention the idiots that go out at eight and surf while we are trying to run the course . I have been swamped several times by boats going by all balasted out too close to us . Not a fan but based on the boats being sold Im guessing it isn't going away anytime soon

Four to five foot rollers!?!?!
That must be the Surfgaters??? No boat made by mortal hands can throw out waves that big!! :confused: :D

MC25
05-29-2014, 03:14 AM
Must be me trolling by in my new 58 foot sundancer ;)

atthelake
05-29-2014, 03:22 AM
Must be me trolling by in my new 58 foot sundancer ;)

:eek: I was wondering...:D

H2ORidr
05-29-2014, 07:41 AM
I am hearing more and more grumbling from lake landowners about surfing and it is getting a lot more careful looks from various regulating bodies. It does trash the shorelines. Any wave, even 2" tall will eventually erode at a shoreline. My friend in on a local city councel and he said they currently have complaints from several lakes in the town about surfing and the landowners want it stopped.

I personally felt it 3 years ago when I was taking kite lessons on a local lake. Two wakesurfing boats came out and we had to stop our lessons because the waves they made were too much for a newb like me to deal with sitting in the water up to my chin.

lashburn1
05-29-2014, 09:31 AM
I am hearing more and more grumbling from lake landowners about surfing and it is getting a lot more careful looks from various regulating bodies. It does trash the shorelines. Any wave, even 2" tall will eventually erode at a shoreline. My friend in on a local city councel and he said they currently have complaints from several lakes in the town about surfing and the landowners want it stopped.

I personally felt it 3 years ago when I was taking kite lessons on a local lake. Two wakesurfing boats came out and we had to stop our lessons because the waves they made were too much for a newb like me to deal with sitting in the water up to my chin.

^^^^
A single boat wake surfing with no other Boats on a body of water ,ever, will cause waves.

But waves are waves. Any boat 18' and up driving at the right speed can make a bigger wave than it does at a cruising of 25mph and up.
The Waves , though not "Ridable" have much of the Same affect on the shoreline and docks.

The Law (rule) have to be more of a "No WAKE " than a "No Surf" as the wake itself could easlily be argued to a non-surfing problem.

Again, I was the ONLY boat Surfing and only for a few hours in the Morning and I can tell you the boats on the Shore were getting Pounded before and after we were out there by boats traveling at various speeds.

Transitional speeds , just before a boat Planes, do create the biggest wake. But also the dirtiest.
Surf Boats take that same wake and try to Shape it and Clean it up.

I a 26' SeaRAy Sundancer poking along at 10-15 mph will make a passing boater or land owner equally nervous.

FoggyNogginz
05-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Those huge cruisers on our lakes have insane wakes. No one will ever complain about those though, because those people are apparently loaded with cash. My $0.02.

mzimme
05-30-2014, 08:53 AM
This is a bigger problem....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPp-SnoJ7fw

lashburn1
05-30-2014, 09:16 AM
^^^
Yup, Wake Surfing may Add to the problem, but it is not "The" problem.
Choice we make when we buy property on open waterways.

craig3972
05-30-2014, 09:36 AM
^^^^
Transitional speeds , just before a boat Planes, do create the biggest wake. But also the dirtiest.
Surf Boats take that same wake and try to Shape it and Clean it up.
.

A boat makes the biggest wake when starting out, surfing is possible because it takes advantage of the largest wake the boat can make, usually at 10 or 11mph. Dirty or clean,This speed pushes the biggest hole in the water and thus the largest wake.Surfers arent the only guilty parties - I see lots of people plowing around just cause that is the speed they want to travel.

Wake surfers are particulair to driving in large circles at low speed in the center of the lake throwing wake in 360 degrees.

wheelerd
05-31-2014, 12:59 AM
... we like to WakeSurf and mostly do that when the engine is running.
Just wondering how you surf when the engines isn't running?:D

lashburn1
05-31-2014, 01:16 AM
Just wondering how you surf when the engines isn't running?:D

^^^^ Good one.....I should type more "complete thoughts"
...however, if you note my location in the upper right corner...you can imagine there are plenty of non engine Surfing opportunities near me

MC25
05-31-2014, 01:24 AM
blame the 1 per centers... what are we? liberals? lol.... imagine me taking waves from the 68 foot azimut on lewisville, no hate here! :worthy:

wheelerd
05-31-2014, 01:52 AM
^^^^ Good one.....I should type more "complete thoughts"
...however, if you note my location in the upper right corner...you can imagine there are plenty of non engine Surfing opportunities near me

Touché
Duly noted!