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By Jack Murphie (murphie07) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 9:17 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
What are the best lakes to live on in the US for wakeboarding and other water sports?
By Teri (jetgofish) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 9:18 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The California Delta !
By David (detonate69) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 9:23 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Gee Teri how'd I know you'd be the one to post that?
By Chris (69flyguy) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 9:27 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
"...The California Delta !"

What other "lake" can be blown out, yet nothing but butter around the corner...

By Teri (jetgofish) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 9:37 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
David - You can take the water away from the girl, but you can't take the Delta out of her! Although "The California Delta" might not be a lake I agree with 69flyguy 1000%!!!

(Message edited by jetgofish on July 05, 2005)

By David (detonate69) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 9:45 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I do agree with you though. If I could afford it I'd be living on the water right there in Disco Bay.
By Big Ed (big_ed_x2) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 10:17 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I'm close enough.
By Jack Murphie (murphie07) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 11:17 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
How about someplace besides the Delta. I do live NorCal, but I am looking for something else. Nice lake, good schools for the kiddies, as well as good weather. O about cheaper housing prices. Like to take the equity out of my house and buy a big pad fully paid off next to a lake.
By Teri (jetgofish) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 11:29 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jack are you looking to stay in Cali or are you looking to move out of state? Perhaps you should look in the Texas area, Austin to be more specific or Florida ... personally I'd rather brave the earthquakes vs. hurricanes. I have a few friends who live in the Lake Austin area and love it, cheaper, lots of wakeboarding to be done and good weather. Not sure about schooling though, they don't have children. If you like the rain and the colder climate you can check out Lake Washington or Smammish (sp) in Washington - Joe Umali can give you more info on that area.

(Message edited by jetgofish on July 05, 2005)

By Chris Carrington (mile_high_rider) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 11:47 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
priest lake, lake ponderle(sp) lake core d lane(SP) are all in idaho, and beautifull.
By Nichole (fl_girl) on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 9:52 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Lake Conway in Orlando is really nice. 3 chain lake, clean water, good schools, only like a mile or two from OWC. I found a house w/ hurricane damage on the lake and they want $650,000.00 for it(pretty much paying for the lot I guess)
By Kevin (boardordie) on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 2:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
There's some pretty good lakes in Southern KY and Northern TN... Norris Lake, Cumberland Lake, Dale Hollow, Berkley Lake. All of these lakes average 100 ft. deep, are extremely clean, and have lots of fingers and coves to get out the wind.
By Eric (mjfan23) on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 2:29 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Im going to agree with Kevin norris, dale hollow and cumberland are all great lakes!

If you want to live on a nice lake i would pick norris lake.
Dale hollow and cumberland are very nice as well, but good luck finding a home right on the lake.

By Jeff Phelps (willowjeff2) on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 9:51 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Sorry boys but the real lakes are in Minnesota, but you are all welcome to come and try them out for yourself.
By Kelley (boardonwater134) on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 10:26 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Table Rock, and Beaver Lake....
Best lake ever to go to, Lake Powell

By Big Ed (big_ed_x2) on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 10:46 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jeff ~ Real lakes???

You might have alot of lakes but in ice skates??

By Melissa (psych3060) on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 10:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I hear Minnesota has like 10,000 lakes. I bet one of them is probably pretty decent 3 months out the year. With your other requirements, not sure that you will find what you are looking for in California. Decent priced house and good schools...sorry won't find that in California.
By josh bremer (lsr) on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:35 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
lake samish wa flat clean deep 80
By Jeff Phelps (willowjeff2) on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 10:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Big Ed Minnesota lakes aren't the same as you guys have in CA. In Minnesota it isn't hard to find a lake with no other riders on it. I can only imagine what you guys have to deal with out there. I've seen pics of the delta that has to be crazy. I'm supprized more people don't get run over. You guys must have a lot better boat drivers then there are here. In minnesota we wakeboard from April to November, not bad i'd say. OH and by the way, of course we have skates
By Big Ed (big_ed_x2) on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 11:15 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
What was I thinking...without skates what would you guys do for the rest of the year.

By leo lasecki (malibuboarder75) on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 11:59 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Louisiana...but the schools here suck unless you go to a private catholic school or rich public school
By Jack Murphie (murphie07) on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 3:55 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thank you all for the information. Minnesota is way to cold in the Winter, but TN might work as I could sell my place in CA and buy a huge place fully paid for. I am enjoying the read on this thread. Thanks to everyone.
By Craig Butinsky (olddude) on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 4:57 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
In my opinion, the best lakes to live on is the one that I built for the best possible conditions (no backwash, jet skiis, or weekend walleys), 2 man-made lakes in Florida were you can ride year round.

By Karl De Looff (boarditup) on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 5:28 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I am building a 6-lake complex in MI. The season is April-November/December with wet and dry suits. June-Septemeber in shorts. No jet skis, pontoons, fishing - just towed watersports.

Great local schools including public and Christian, university 2 miles away, 15 miles from large city, 15 miles from Lake Michigan. Prices in line with other local lakes.

Also on site will be indoor pool, pro shop, banquet facilities, exercise rooms, gasoline, C-store, fishing pond. Lake access is private for owners, only. Will be on the tournament schedules in 08 or 09.


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