We're wakeboarders, but Surfin' newbies. Have CWB Razr 5.0, and also tried a friends 5'6" Venture. Have a surfrope and Tige24ve, Taps set@ 8, 10mph, no other ballast besides maybe 300# of people sitting on the side of the boat where the person is surfing. (Sorry, no pictures of us surfing or wake.) We've watched the video from CWB, and lots of Youtube videos.
We are surfing toeside facing the wake WITH lifejackets on.
Me (6' 195) and kids (17 yr old @ 5'10" 150 and 13 yr old @ 5'4" 130) easily got up, pulled into the wave, but couldn't find the sweet spot with either board. Razr faster, twitchier. Venture more stable--semi sluggish.
Surfed both Saturday and Sunday. We all started out with too much weight on back foot like wakeboarding, and trying to learn/find the balance thing.
I know we'll get it with practice, but looking for the "ah-ha!" moment.
@ 10mph, TAPS 8, no other ballast, wake looks big/tall like other pics I've seen on this and other sites, but maybe not long. With more people/ballast I know we'll be able to get it more focused. My hope with a 24ve I should be able to surf without extra ballast besides people. Anyone surfing behind that boat, if so speed/taps would be appreciated.
2. Balance Point:
When I try to shift my weight to the front of board, I submarine the front. If the board was like standing on a "teeter-totter" where is best position for feet?
3. Where do you point board?
Should I be trying to aim board toward back corner of the boat with the toe edge on the wave keeping me in pocket? Or at the transom...? We all seem to just float out of the wake away from the boat after we have slack and then finally let go of the rope. Any tips/hints on where to focus surfing toward?
When I watch the videos on uTube, speed looks faster than 10mph. Love to get an idea of speed people surf best at.
4. Anything else:
Looking for the "ah-ha" ideas.
Good news is we will gladly practice on our own, just looking for some coachable moments.