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Old     (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       08-15-2005, 6:36 PM Reply   
Any old guys out there? I just started wakesurfing @ 54. Post pic's Don't let the kids have all the glory. Maybe if there are enough of us old folks we can get some competitions going.

Old     (niap101)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-17-2005, 5:11 AM Reply   
I am Larry Mann, inventor or Trick Boardz, Surf Skate and Fresh Air Exhaust. I just turned 50 and will compete in any age division. I'm not that good, it's just that wake surfing is so easy on the body that anyone reasonably athletic who practices should be able to excell at the sport.
Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-17-2005, 8:32 PM Reply   
Oh yea! 47 and just getting started!
Old     (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       08-17-2005, 9:25 PM Reply   
Larry and Buzz,
Glad to see some old guys ouy there. Larry love your goofy foot wake. I am a goofy footer but tried regular because Jeff Walker and family ride regular. Also rode goofy on Jeff's Tige wave maker. Great to see other old folks out there.
Old     (niap101)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-19-2005, 5:57 AM Reply   
Please, let's use the term "older" because I'm damn sure not old.
Old     (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       08-19-2005, 8:09 PM Reply   
How about "experienced"? Really I want more people in our generation to be able to enjoy the water in a way that is not as hard on our older bodies. I would love to see the younger set get their parents involved in wakesurfing. You can't be old, by the time stamp on your post you are still getting up early.
Old     (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-19-2005, 8:33 PM Reply   
Hey Dennis, don't let Larry fool ya, he's in hour earlier than us. I would like to brag JUST a little. I just took second place in the Men's Amatuer at the World Wakesurfing Championship. I was about 20 years older than the average age of the competitors. I'd love to lay claim to being as in shape or skilled as some of the 18 year olds, but the bigger truth is equipment. As I'm sure Larry discovered, finding the equpiment that fits your style is of paramount importance. Speaking of which...Dennis...I'll start a thread on your board.
Old     (ramhouse)      Join Date: Apr 2004       01-23-2006, 1:47 PM Reply   
I'll be 53 in May...R
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-23-2006, 3:30 PM Reply   
46 here, last year was my first year wakesurfing, although my dad tried to get my sister to wakesurf back in 1968.


(Message edited by Bigshow on January 23, 2006)
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-23-2006, 3:47 PM Reply   
So Dennis what competition ideas do you have, ones that we all have to meet to compete or ones that we can participate from across the country?
Old     (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       01-23-2006, 6:14 PM Reply   
I thought that there should be a Masters division for us experienced ones so we wouldn't have to compete with the kids. LOL
Old     (ed_g)      Join Date: Nov 2005       01-24-2006, 4:11 AM Reply   
I see I'm in good company!

Just starting to wakesurf at the age of 51.
Well, should say... tryng to wakesurf.

I believe the key to longevity is distance running and mass quantities of beer.
Old    goldmember            01-26-2006, 4:25 PM Reply   
Finally tossed in the rope this summer at 49. Hurts less than wakeboarding when I fall. The best.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-27-2006, 8:18 AM Reply   
I just tried it recently for the first time. Really had a good time. Makes a nice alternative to wakeboarding. 50 here.
Old     (malibu)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-27-2006, 10:34 AM Reply   
I feel the same way about surfing. I like the soft falls and it is so much fun!! I'm 44 and have worn out both shoulders, so no more rope for me either.
Old    moh2o            01-27-2006, 4:27 PM Reply   
my dad turned 60 last Monday. This is him last summer

59 and ripping
Old    moh2o            01-27-2006, 4:28 PM Reply   
and another
Old    moh2o            01-27-2006, 4:31 PM Reply   
and while 36 isn't exactly "old" yet (and please don't tell me it is) it's not young either so I thought I'd make myself feel better about another birthday and post one of myself.

Old     (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       01-27-2006, 7:04 PM Reply   
Hey CA,
Glad to see that I am not the oldest. It was looking that way with all the young folk out there.
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-27-2006, 7:09 PM Reply   
CA, my kids are 16 and 13, to them you're old. Don't know if that helps or not, no probably not.
Old     (joeshmoe)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-28-2006, 4:59 AM Reply   
CA,that wave looks awsome! and 36, not old? ok, i won't tell you 36 is not old. 36 is definately very far from being young, the sooner you learn this, the better off you will be. i sure can't wait to start surfing this spring!
Old     (leaks)      Join Date: Oct 2005       01-31-2006, 8:13 AM Reply   
Hey CAskimmer, what kinda boat, and how much wieght are you packing to get that awsome face?Looks killer. P.S. I'm another semi old guy (46) surfing behind a new Tige 24V and loving it.
Old    moh2o            01-31-2006, 7:04 PM Reply   
04 Malibu VLX with an extra 1200 pounds (600 in the ski locker, 300 up front, and 300 that's moved around) in addition to the stock setup and wedge.
Old     (leaks)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-01-2006, 3:59 PM Reply   
Verrrry Nice !!
Old     (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       02-19-2006, 5:12 PM Reply   
Since I'm not the youngest that has posted, I'll chime in at age 37.

Old    dogbeater            02-21-2006, 9:01 AM Reply   

45 years old, been surfing for one season. looking forward to the next!Upload
Old     (freakytikki)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-09-2006, 8:28 AM Reply   
Im old 30+ years OB SF


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