BV is a pretty good spot to camp and ride. But not during the summer. The lake is small, and you will be surrounded by 'lunatics' that will try to run your rider over on both ends. With that being said, it is still significantly better than castaic because the rollers dissapate really well on the shores. Every once and a while, the boats will all be on the other side of the lake, and you'll have one buttery pass. Castaic is white capped garbage and Pyramid is more of a party lake. Yes, the lake smells like cow poop twice a day. Once in the morning, and once in the evening, but it fades after an hour.
Overall, BV is your best option, great spot to camp, bbq, leave the boat in the water for a fun family type day. For any serious riding, wake up when the sun comes up and get all your riding in early. The water will be flat until about 10, while everyone is waking up and eating breakfast. Tip: don't blast your music, and your morning session will last a bit longer. Sometimes, all the boats get off the lake an hour early as well, and you can get a couple sunset sets in.
Last edited by stoked_32; 05-13-2013 at 9:23 AM.