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design_guy 03-02-2004 9:41 AM

I heard that California might be passing a law to outlaw wakesurfing. I'm not sure of the details but it's from a very reliable source in the wakeboard industry. If CA passes it you know other states will follow suit. I'm going to contact the WSIA and the WWA, when I get more info I will post.

cabalisticfire 03-02-2004 10:18 AM

There's been quite a bit of discussion about this on various boards. Here is the link to the SF Chronical article: <BR><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/02/19/BUGKI53LHK1.DTL" target="_blank">http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/02/19/BUGKI53LHK1.DTL</a> <BR> <BR>Here's the bill its self: <BR>ftp://<a href="http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_...introduced.html" target="_blank">www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_...introduced.html</a> <BR> <BR>Yep, this is a bad thing for our sport. We need ot make some noise and let law makers know that this law, which is targeted at teak surfers, is going to make our safe sport illegal.

azsufer 04-27-2004 1:12 PM

I have heard the same at some of the lakes in Arizona as well. Pleasant and Bartlett to name a few. Does anyone know if this is true or not?? <BR> <BR>Kyle D. <BR> <BR>

djmann270 04-27-2004 6:39 PM

They were tring to pass a law to outlaw surfing, but they decided it is a safe sport. It is not outlawed and it is not ilegal. So keep on surfing!

jamie_lamar 04-28-2004 6:35 AM

My mother &amp; father in laws just took a class with the local coast guard on boating. This was a big problem with them and it's not looking good for us. Their problem is carbon monoxide poisoning. Riders go for long rides taking it all in and it takes like 48hrs to clear your system of it. They are seeing too many case of it due to wake surfing. I'm going to try to make a class with them sometime and talk with the coast guard instructor for more info. This last summer we spent a lot of time back there and only had one guy get dizzy &amp; sick feeling.

heirborn 04-28-2004 6:48 PM

I just had a fresh air exhaust installed in my boat. I took it out for the first time this weekend but did not have enough time to surf behind it. Ended up that it rained all weekend. It puts the exhaust below the water line and the tests that have been run show that it "scrubs" the exhaust to clean the bad stuff out. I did notice that the exhaust is toned down, you can hear the stereo better and it is much easier to talk to people in the boat. I hope to get it in the water and surf this weekend. It will be nice not smelling all the nasty stuff. Go to freashairexhaust.com to learn. I know they have been working on educating folks about it too. And no, I don't work for them, just think it is a great idea.

the_intern 04-30-2004 5:28 PM

They did not allow wakesurfing in California. Studies in the last year by TS and the USCG that have shown that a wakesurfer at 10' behind the boat recieves less exposure to CO then anyone riding a tube up to 80 ft behind the boat any speed up to 25 mph. The people sitting in the back of the boat are in much more danger.

inland_surfer 05-01-2004 6:30 PM

We need to be patient reg. this, its all about educating the right people <BR>in the legislator, I know Rick Lee of Centurion boats has been very involved <BR>along with the directors of WSIA. We have more meeting this May, so lets keep our finger crossed. <BR> <BR>

the_intern 05-03-2004 4:32 PM

I ment to say they did not outlaw wakesurfing in California. It was late in the day.

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