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Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-24-2012, 4:39 AM Reply   
Don't try this at home! Seriously this is a weekday, lake was empty and 2 experienced drivers. RJ was able to surf and switch from boat to boat without the rope, pretty cool.


IMG_3919 by wake9, on Flickr


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Old    Dan Fowler (kayakwv)      Join Date: Apr 2012       08-24-2012, 6:41 AM Reply   
I think that's called the Party WAVE
Old    A S (ag04blast)      Join Date: Jun 2012       08-24-2012, 6:49 AM Reply   
I want to try this soo bad. Looks like a blast.
Old    John James (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       08-24-2012, 7:06 AM Reply   
me too.
Old    James Harold (jdjjamesz)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-24-2012, 7:14 AM Reply   
the right looks perfect..
Old    Trevor Miller (tmill)      Join Date: May 2011       08-24-2012, 7:18 AM Reply   
try going a few MPH faster and the gaint wave will clean up for you. Then it gets crazy... Double wave surfing is so much fun. I remember watching the inland guys out on lake sammamish run 3 boats wide with 2 surfers in the middle of the day. All of the other boats would just scatter out of the way it was so funny.
Old    John Holmes (holmes)      Join Date: Jan 2010       08-24-2012, 8:40 AM Reply   
One of our favorite things to do. We do go a little faster. This pic was just a quick set so the wave doesn't look great, but it's always a lot of fun. Safest way to pull off the double surf is have one driver hold a dead striaght line and let the other driver make adjustments pulling up to the other boat. We usually just cruise in the middle of the lake on a slow day.

Now for the really advanced , or just crazy....we take the double wake to the next level. Using my buddies old school stand up jet ski, rider comes right down the pipe, between the two boats and gets launched to the moon!!!! Sorry for the weak pics, I tried to capture video from my phone.
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Old    Matthew Smith (LKASurfing)      Join Date: Nov 2011       08-24-2012, 10:21 AM Reply   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YB6qyt8gCQ

Here is Drew Danielo doing that last year in VA
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-24-2012, 11:05 AM Reply   
That rider launch thing is pretty cool. We did try going faster, and it didn't help much. The boat on the right is the Z3.

We could have spent more time and maybe did it better, but its not for the faint of heart. We got it to work and then moved on. There was no one on the lake and it was glass and Dave is another good driver or I would not have attempted it.
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-24-2012, 12:07 PM Reply   
That video of Drew doing it is awesome. I would like to try it someday with 2 identical boats and see if we could lose some of that Tsunami in the middle. RJ said it had a ton of push but you got caught in it.
Old    N L (drnate)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-24-2012, 1:11 PM Reply   
I love the SPLINE!

We did it with an Enzo and an Avalanche just to say that we did it. What was amazing to me is that when I fell down right where the waves converge, it sucked me down like 10 or 20 feet under, just like an undertow while ocean surfing. Kind of scared me the first time it happened!
Old    Michael Haseck (SacSurfer)      Join Date: May 2012       08-24-2012, 1:23 PM Reply   
Damn Drew makes it look so easy....
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-24-2012, 2:23 PM Reply   
Not as cool as Drew's, but here is some video:

Old    Wake Pro Marine (jagermeister)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-25-2012, 3:41 PM Reply   
We run @ 10.5 and 6 feet apart.. You can clean up that wash in the center that way..
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-25-2012, 7:57 PM Reply   
We were probably within 10 feet, I am not sure I have the balls for 6 feet.
Old    Matthew Smith (LKASurfing)      Join Date: Nov 2011       08-26-2012, 7:07 PM Reply   
We were driving at about 15mph to make that bowl for Drew. We were definitely 10 ft or better apart. The speed cleans up all the wash at the back where the wakes meet.
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-26-2012, 11:31 PM Reply   
Going to have to give that a try...
Old    Riley Logue (rplogue7)      Join Date: Jul 2012       09-04-2012, 3:49 PM Reply   
Thats insane. I'm going wakesurfing
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-04-2012, 4:10 PM Reply   
we tried it at shasta with a 226 and my avy, we didnt get close enough, I think we were about 15 feet apart, 6ft seems close, I’m gonna have to work up to that!
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-04-2012, 4:16 PM Reply   
Yep, its a ball tingler to get that close. ;-)
Old    Clay (meraculus)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-21-2012, 5:12 PM Reply   
I'm curious if the wakes breaking into each other have a canceling effect? Kind of like noise canceling technology, and reduced the amount of waves put out to the rest of the lake?

I wonder if it's possible to build a twin hulled boat, maybe a horseshoe shape hull or catamaran that creates a double wake every time?
And if the waves cancel each other out would it be possible to make a 6 foot high double wave and not have to worry about swamping other boats and sending crashing waves onto docks and the shoreline?
Maybe a horseshoe shaped hulled could have the same effect as kelp beds, and smooth out the water in between the double wake? Or possibly on a catamaran design have a lift gate that acts like a broom and "brushes" rough water and cleans it up?

If something like this is possible I think it would be the ultimate wakesurfing experience, something that can't be found in the ocean. And if a massive double wake doesn't effect everyone else on the lake, I suspect it would have fewer objectors than a big single wake. It might even create a below water level wave that would be hard to see unless you are in the boat or riding the wave?

Anyone know if a boat like this has been tried? Is it doable, if not what challenges need to be overcome?

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