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Wakeboarding and wake surfing are quite different sports. The ropes used for these sports are also quite different. Wake surfing involves being towed until the surfer is ready to free ride. The surfer then tosses the rope either into the boat or into the water. Wakeboarding involves the boarder being towed for the duration of the ride. Wake boarders also ride considerably further from the boat than wake surfers do. Wake surfers are usually towed at about 15 from the boat while wake boarders are usually towed at 60-70 feet. Because these two sports are so different, using the same rope for both is not feasible.