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cragrat 08-12-2013 1:54 AM

Reasons Why Surfing Is Better Than Boarding
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Reason #17: No more cold water enemas...

phathom 08-12-2013 10:41 AM

Lol. Nice one, you can literally see it in the guy's face that he's clenching hoping not to get one.
The cold water enema is one reason I started wearing a shorty wetsuit with board shorts over it when I go out.
The water isn't cold right now, so it isn't the reason I wear it. I wear it for more ball padding when you faceplant and no cold water enemas when you fall back.

T_A 08-12-2013 9:28 PM

Surfing will never be better than wakeboarding until I turn 50 and can no longer use my knees...

Pad1Tai 08-12-2013 10:03 PM

That statement is true................. except it's 55 and 2 knee surgeries.... :D

Nordicron 08-13-2013 5:52 AM

I can't think of one reason. When I can't board anymore then it's time to take up fishing I guess.

detonate69 08-13-2013 11:59 AM

"Friends don't let friends wake surf" ;)

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SS_Hooke102 08-13-2013 12:29 PM

I don't have any problem with wakesurfing, but I definitely have more fun wakeboarding, as long as both wakeboarders and surfers are respectful of water space and each other, I think both can be a great time. BTW death to the tube!;)

DenverRider 08-13-2013 1:12 PM

We've already got the skiers vs. the boarders in both water and snow. Do we really need to create another rivalry with asinine B.S. like this? I haven't tried surfing yet but I certainly intend to (maybe when I'm a bit older) and there is no way that I am going to "choose" between the two because some douche created a rift between the two sports. I quit slalom skiing because it sucks after you've been wakeboarding. Not because of the idiotic rivalry. Now tubers on the other hand ....

MICAH_HARPER 08-13-2013 2:31 PM

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is it not ok to do both...lol...you guys are killing me...Thinkin your to cool one way or the other

heck i even bust out 2skis every once in a while

Pad1Tai 08-13-2013 4:17 PM

Beats a boat full on dudes...


T_A 08-13-2013 5:45 PM

Nothing wrong with surfing...if that's your thing, my wife does it every time out. I personally don't get an adrenaline rush from it...but anyone is welcome to do it behind my boat. Heck, I gave slalom a try last week.

08-13-2013 5:55 PM

I've never gotten an adrenaline rush from it either. I mean, when it first started, I thought letting go of the rope was awesome. It just takes way more balls to try a new trick wakeboarding. Seriously, if your scared to try something wakesurfing, you should probably not be behind a boat in the first place.

I live in socal and was on the surf team in high school and paddling out on a solid 8-10 foot day is a crazy adrenaline rush, wakesurfing just doesn't come close in the aspect.

However, I may have to take up wakesurfing more, a broken femur is really hindering me on my progression at 24mph.

cragrat 08-13-2013 11:19 PM

Wow... had no idea this thread would be cause such hate and discontent. I guess my sense of humor doesn't appeal to the masses. Sorry, kids...

MICAH_HARPER 08-14-2013 6:02 AM


nailem 08-14-2013 7:30 AM

thank you for that beautiful picture!

rugbyballa3 08-14-2013 7:39 AM

i personally dont wakeboard cause i got to work the next day and cant afford to time off. so i wake surf. but i dont got to go radical to have fun. i just turn up the marley or the slightly stupid and flow on the wave. its all about having fun. i respect wakeboarding and its amazing the tricks they pull. but i have broke ribs knocked myself out and messed up my knees boarding. work is more important.

drnate 08-14-2013 8:23 AM

^^^This. Although I have absolutely nothing against wakeboarding and I really enjoy watching others, I personally have had way too many injuries over the years. Surfing is for me. I can try any trick I want, fall, and get right back up :)

surfdoggy 08-14-2013 8:43 AM

It takes way more balls for me to play golf than it does to wakeboard. I mean way more balls.

tonyv420 08-14-2013 11:59 AM

50 + and two ACL replacements, guess what I do??? Yup, surf, but I still love to wakeboard, just cant do much now but wake to wake jumps and some grabs, and within 5 min I'm back in the boat, due to all the pains that arise!

whiteflashwatersports1 08-14-2013 12:07 PM

Both are superfun for vastly different reasons. My crew and I will continue to do both.

Rob720 08-14-2013 1:00 PM

Always get a kick out of how dedicated some people are to directing their fun on the water, "Oh Im a wakeboarder", "I only slalom man", hell some people won't even mess with trying out the other side of the boat when surfing. Makes me wonder how much fun people are actually having out there. Sure some days we will only surf, sometimes we wakeboard, every now and then we will rip on a ski. Hell go get a boom for your boat and try some barefootin! It's all fun!

DenverRider 08-14-2013 1:18 PM

I know that I can be a good bit harsh from time to time but was I really abrasive enough with my post above to result in retaliation? The original poster here sent me a private message calling me a "F___ing greenie" whatever that means. There are plenty of a holes on any forum and I know that sometimes I'm one of them but I've never gone out of my way to specifically attack someone on a personal level before. Who does that? I haven't even gotten that from any of the political forums that I've made the mistake of getting pulled into and we get way more harsh with those posts.

phathom 08-14-2013 1:29 PM

Normally our day out will consist of loading up the plumbed ballast, getting everyone a wakeboard session if we have good water. After we normally sack up and surf it out until either the sun goes down or the water gets to choppy to play, depending on morning or evening runs.

Orange 08-14-2013 1:38 PM

I surfed (the real kind) years ago as a kid... Favorite sport EVER. When I first got a boat a few years back, it was a priority for me to get one that produced a good surf wake. Fast forward a few years... I rarely surf any longer. To be honest I just find it a little boring and I get tired of monkeying with fat sacs. I almost exclusively wakeboard now even though my body is getting older and would probably be better suited to wake surfing. The only time now I break out the surfboard is at the end of a day wakeboarding when we are too tired for another set, when its too rough for wakeboarding, or when I have some newbies on the boat...

So returning to the thread - reasons surfing is better than boarding:
- isn't as impacted by choppy conditions
- easier to introduce "rookies" and just get them up having fun
- can take tiny kids (3-7 yrs) for a tandem ride and get them excited about watersports
- low impact - good for old coots or young and fit but recovering from injuries

Not my favorite sport, but I do enjoy it... Just nowhere near as much as boarding.

Pad1Tai 08-15-2013 8:28 AM

Wondering why all the hard core wakeboarders are hanging on a surf forum spreadin the luv?.. Get out of here!!

Or is it just the fact that we have some closet flip flops ready to "come out"....

skiboarder 08-15-2013 9:05 AM

Only thing annoying about wakesurfing to me is when people on my boat refuse to pump and then gripe about the wake or my compression molded surfboard. Wakesurfing is a lot of fun and only becomes dumb when people take it too seriously, but the same is true for wakeboarding, waterskiing and life.

v10rider 08-15-2013 9:55 AM

Geez, another one of these threads. I bought my 1st vdrive only for surfing and I have been having a lot of fun. I started wakeboaring this year and I have to say that I really enjoy it. They are 2 different sports so just have fun out there

wakeripper 08-15-2013 12:12 PM

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I had a buddy send this to me a few days ago....hahahaha

machloosy 08-15-2013 1:04 PM

See I thought this thread started with a funny pic. The Charlie Zulu hooked us up with a sweet one, and the last collage is pretty funny. Isn't that kind of what the whole surfing attitude is like? Chill long board toes on the nose days in the mini break, bailing big on a drop in gone wrong, or getting barreled on the perfect wave? I think surfing looks hella fun, but better than wakeboarding? It's not remotely the same, so who cares.

With that said... The picture at the top is still funny :D

v10rider 08-15-2013 1:37 PM

That's a funny pic. As someone who rides moto, I can definitely relate to that pic

Pad1Tai 08-15-2013 9:14 PM

Yeap... There's a few more bucks coming over from the darkside...

On the wakebored forum..."Your ACL experiences"


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