Yes, it can be dangerous. In fact today I was surfing today and accidently tossed the handle right into my friends' nuts while he was sitting on the back. It was funny as hell, he tried to peg me back w/the handle but I avoided it.
It's a great low impact chillin' sport. I'm addicted to it big time. I rode for about 20 minutes today w/out getting my hair wet.
As far as hitting the boat, I've come close a few times while riding behind boats w/o perfect pass and when boat slowed down too much.
(Message edited by parkcityxj on September 25, 2003)