A Brief History of Wake Surfing

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What came first - wakeboarding or wake surfing?

A Brief History of Wake Surfing

Wake surfing was one of the first "behind speed boat" sports that was invented. Wakesurfing actually started before wakeboarding. Originally, a wake surf board was only a 9" long board behind an aluminum "john-boat." The wake surfers couldn't let go of the rope for longer than a couple of seconds to surf the wake. Nowadays, riders can let go of the rope for longer, and use it to help them do all sorts of tricks. You don't need perfectly still water for wakesurfing, and can use your wake surfboard on a choppy lake. All you need is some fat ballast and a few wakeboarding buddies to enjoy the fun.

   

Comments

9/22/2006 10:27:30 PM
nick said:

do not try to use an outboard motor if u do u will get hert and drive at 10.5 to 11.5 mph in a large circle for best wave and have fun


5/30/2007 1:39:02 PM
R-Dizzle said:

wow wake surfing is fun to bad i am not very good at it but my BF is teaching me and he is really good but for some reason i perfer wakeBOARDING sorry...


3/22/2009 6:12:24 PM
craig said:

nick is right about the motor, but driving in a circle after about 5 minutes gets pretty lame. you can drive straight if you want, just weigh down the boat on the side of the wake you are riding on.


11/30/2011 10:20:47 AM
jbbbbbbbb♥ said:

you should really add more info about this sport




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