I traveled from Erie, PA to Alum lake in Ohio this past weekend. Alum was recommended on this site for a good place to go and it didn't let me down until Saturday afternoon. we were surfing and got stopped. he said he had never seen wakesurfing before and did not think it was legal. he said since there is no rope he classified the board a s a vessel and all vessels have to be registered. also you can not jump the wake of another vessel within so many feet. I carry a laminated print out of the code in PA where it says wakesurfing is legal i knew it would do little good but showed it to him. after much talking we asked him if he could call anyone for clarification. he called his supervisor and was told to allow us to continue for the weekend but took my email and said he would let me know when they find out if it is indeed legal in Ohio.
I have to say the guy was not a jerk, he just didn't know.
it did take an hour of my day and we were only able to make one more season before dark.
anyone surf in Ohio? or on Alum lake?
other than that it was cold and fun. lots of surfing in the 62* water and 58*-65* air. good times!