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Old     (strizzo360)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-30-2009, 8:08 PM Reply   
Wondering what the wakeboard scene is like in Ft. Lauderdale. Got some friends there and they're trying to get me to move down.
Old     (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-30-2009, 8:20 PM Reply   
Ski Rixen is close by.
Old     (ntkamper)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-30-2009, 9:48 PM Reply   
i live there. lots of places to ride in brackish water. also a few good freshwater lakes and canals
Old     (brass_monkey)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-31-2009, 6:28 AM Reply   
I have a townhouse on Crystal Lake that is for rent. 3bed/2.5ba with dock on a freshwater private lake not even 5 minutes from Rixen. Email me at if you are interested and I can talk to you more about it.
Old     (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-31-2009, 9:32 AM Reply   
TY! What's up man! I am comin out in October!
Old     (strizzo360)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-31-2009, 7:42 PM Reply   
Thanks for all the info. I may see you guys in a few months. ty, Ill shoot you an e mail, or feel free to email me at
Old     (strizzo360)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-02-2009, 7:39 AM Reply   
I cant find much info on crystal lake. How big is the lake?
Old     (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-02-2009, 8:26 AM Reply   
Crystal lake is a good spot to ride and I don't think there is public access. It's been a while but I used to run the course there when Jim ran the school and we were always the only boat on the lake. At one point they were going to add lights.

I think Dean Lavell is now running a school on the lake. Check out his website. It's also a stones throw from Ski Rixen.
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-02-2009, 8:31 AM Reply   
If that is the lake on the north side of Sample Rd, it is plenty big
Old     (shredhead)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-02-2009, 10:18 AM Reply   
I didn't know the name of the lake, but I've ridden with Dean and it is a nice lake. Kinda small, but not much traffic. Some nice canals near there too!
Old     (brass_monkey)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-02-2009, 12:05 PM Reply   
Each lake is a nearly a mile long. It not usually that busy, and the lake is about 80feet deep, so the water stays warm in the winter.

Riley, let me know when you come to FL next. I moved to Tampa, but still have my house on crystal lake.
Old     (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-02-2009, 1:11 PM Reply   
I kinda stupid for not saying the place sucks. Oh well, Barry would have figured it out a some point.
Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-02-2009, 2:19 PM Reply   
I'll be there in October too. I was going to post the same at the end of this month and see if taking the board is worth it or not.
Old     (strizzo360)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-05-2009, 5:48 PM Reply   
Why do you say it sucks. For riding or in general?
Old     (k2rider2690)      Join Date: Apr 2009       09-07-2009, 7:20 PM Reply   
my sister is going to be down here over xmas break for a soccer torny and my rents want me to come hah but i said only if i can wakeboard...whats the scene like in dec?
Old     (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-08-2009, 10:05 AM Reply   
Full of snakes. Everybody who goes there gets bit. Three alligator attacks in August alone. Now the exotic pythons have been snacking on full size dogs from the shoreline. Too close to the everglades I guess.

Oh well, enjoy your visit.
Old     (strizzo360)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-20-2009, 7:25 PM Reply   
So how big our these lakes? Are we talking a few miles around?
Old     (brass_monkey)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-21-2009, 6:14 AM Reply   
Each about a mile long.
Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-21-2009, 9:23 AM Reply   
Tim - sent you a PM
Old     (brass_monkey)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-21-2009, 3:24 PM Reply   
Ted, just email me. I don't know how to check PM's on this message board. Possibly because I have a MAC or just don't see where the button is to check them. Thanks,


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