I'm new to surfing too, but I finally figured it out.....you need to slow down gradually so the wake doesn't catch up to you. Its one of those learning curve things. I kinda feather the throttle to keep just ahead of the wake rolling at me and then will back down and turn so the starboard side (assuming your weight is on the port side) so the roller hits the side with more freeboard showing. My kids have given me the thumbs up as I havent soaked the boat in a while.
I still occasionally get a roller washing over the front ... which pisses my wife off when she is up there.
Last edited by SangerTom; 08-19-2011 at 11:47 AM.