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madvlin 10-16-2007 2:02 PM

what is the no teak surfing rule?

10-16-2007 2:16 PM

teak surfing is when you hold onto the swimstep and the boat is moving. so your "surfing" while holding onto the swimstep. its illegal because some people died since the exhaust is only about two feet from your face

vin 10-16-2007 5:02 PM

the rule is dont ever do it or let anyone you like do it

sidekicknicholas 10-17-2007 11:44 AM

teak surfing is the fastest growning of all watersports...also, my favorite

dfizzle15 10-17-2007 11:51 AM

Probably the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Death cannot be fun.

kcampos 10-17-2007 11:56 AM

Nick your age shows with that comment <BR>I'm sure you also like inhaling the exhaust from your car also

daverideswakes 10-17-2007 12:04 PM

Teak surfing isn't a water sport. It's a death wish. <BR> <BR>Have fun killing brain cells, Nick.

waterfreak 10-17-2007 12:11 PM

stupid is as stupid does.

summerobsession 10-17-2007 12:51 PM

A lot of people seem to confuse teak surfing with wake surfing, especially in my area. <BR>Wake surfing is a blast, but I can't imagine what the fun in hanging on to a swim platform and dragging your butt around the lake would be, but I guess some people think it's fun. <BR>Seems like a good way to kill yourself, if that is the desired result.

xstarrider 10-17-2007 1:12 PM

Aint bad if you have sideswipe option. All depends on the boat. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>Fun when done behind the right one every now and again, but def wouldn't recommend it behind an inboard other than behind a Centurion w sideswipe

bcrider 10-17-2007 1:35 PM

Sideswipe or Fresh Air Exhaust.

nasty530 10-17-2007 1:41 PM

what is so fun about it?

tyboarder03 10-17-2007 1:55 PM

Can't remember which exactly... but in the end credits of Free4All maybe Harf or Sharpe were teak surfing. Comments?<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

joe_788 10-17-2007 1:56 PM

T-Bag, it's considered fun by some because when done properly, it's just like body surfing. You are about 1 foot behind the swim platform, not holding on, with the whitewash pushing you along at the same speed as the boat. Usually around 8-10mph. <BR> <BR> <BR>It's illegal because some jackass let his less-than-12 year old kid teak surf for several HOURS with NO VEST, and the kid eventually passed out from the fumes and drowned. The genius then sued the boat manufacturer for not making it obvious that boats with gasoline engines create exhaust fumes. He won, even though he was breaking the law by allowing the child to even be on the boat without a vest, let alone participating in a watersport without a vest. <BR> <BR>Obviously this is not an activity you want to participate in if you've got an I/O.

waterfreak 10-17-2007 2:27 PM

Many folks have died from teak surfing not just one and of different ages. In this particular case one of the three teak surfers went under after only one to two minutes of teak surfing. <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/surveyreports/pdfs/ECTB-171-05ee2.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/surveyreports/pdfs/ECTB-171-05ee2.pdf</a> <BR> <BR>Also almost every state that has boating has had a teak surfing fatality every year. This is why a lot of states are now banning teak surfing. <BR> <BR>The folks that sued started the process into law. They are not the only deaths from teak surfing. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by waterfreak on October 17, 2007)

lespaul 10-17-2007 5:38 PM

calm down guys... I'm pretty sure nick was kidding

bigshow 10-17-2007 5:59 PM

Teak surfing and wakesurfing are confusing to legislators. They don't completely understand the difference. Legislators have a responsibility to enact laws for the greater good. If people die from wakesurfing thereís a possibility that more stringent laws will appear. <BR> <BR>I really enjoy wakesurfing, itís become my primary water sports activity. I would first hate to see some uninformed person lose their life to this terribly dangerous activity. Maybe you want to try it just once. Well that one time could be your last! <BR> <BR>Iíd also hate to see broad sweeping laws eliminating wakesurfing, which IMO is a very safe activity. <BR> <BR>Also Iím sure that the good people at Centurion would rather not see people using Side Swipe is use supporting teak surfing. I also donít think that Larry Mann, Owner of Fresh Air Exhaust, would appreciate use of his system to promote or enable teak surfing. <BR> <BR>Please boat responsibly.

waterfreak 10-18-2007 6:04 AM

I love to wakesurf too and there is a big difference between teaksurfing and wakesurfing. It is similar to the life jacket debate. Last year 520 folks died from drowning. 85% of those folks that died would have been saved if they had been wearing a life jacket. <BR> <BR>Boat responsibly.

tuneman 10-18-2007 6:44 AM

I'm wit Nick. Teak surfin' is waaay awesome. We don't got a teak platform on our Bassmaster outboard boat, though, so we just hang on a short rope. Lots a fun. We wakesirf too. Gotta be careful not ta hit da motor wit the board though. I stood on my sister once and surfed her while she was teak surfin'. <BR> <BR>I feel dizzy....have you seen my sister?

bcrider 10-18-2007 12:14 PM

In no way was I saying that FAE makes it okay nor do I even Teak surf to begin with I just saying that it does eliminate all exhaust from the rear. It has made a huge difference on my boat for surfing. <BR> <BR>How about we have this discussion week after week again.

waterfreak 10-18-2007 12:44 PM

ok next week 2:30 pm sound good for you?

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