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Old    Craig Fisher (surf2011)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-14-2011, 8:31 AM Reply   
First off I am not dissing this sport. I just really dont get it, why spend all that money for gas,boats and up keep to ride a maybe 2 foot wave. You can go surf on the worst days waves for free. I really get it if you live inland and never get to the ocean.
Old     (TheSqueakyWheel)      Join Date: Oct 2010       04-14-2011, 8:40 AM Reply   
the natural surf in Colorado isn't so hot
Old    Andrew Taft (taft)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-14-2011, 8:57 AM Reply   
Ocean surfing is awesome, no doubt. The feeling you get from a good ride is hard to match. But riding a wave as long as you want, in the sun all day with friends right beside you, with your music pounding on a floating lounge... it's a pretty damn good feeling too.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-14-2011, 9:16 AM Reply   
I live in Idaho and there is no ocean
Old    jkw (lakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-14-2011, 9:46 AM Reply   
closest ocean to me is 12hrs The only thing wakeboarding gave me was a new ACL/MCL.
Old    Sue (malibu)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-14-2011, 10:13 AM Reply   
I will turn 50 this summer. I wake boarded and snow boarded for 7 years. But after 3 shoulder and one ankle surgery and a shoulder replacement ahead of me, wakeboarding is no longer an option. Even if it was, I would wakesurf. I love the felling you get when you ride and everyone in the boat is cheering for you! I have participated in a lot of sports from competitive archery to mountain biking but nothing compares to wakesurfing for me. I can't imagine not owning a boat and spending time on the water with friends.
Old    doug rose (dougr)      Join Date: Dec 2009       04-14-2011, 1:49 PM Reply   
alot of the time the lake is blown out and the chop makes wakeboarding not so fun, plus, its alot easier to get a good wakeboard wake from just about all the vdrive boats, but its alot harder to get a great surf wake, so you spend the money on the boat and setup that gives the best surf wave. I bet we spend 5 hours a day on the lake surfing and maybe get an hour tops in the morning and late in the day to wakeboard. So most guys that say they wakeboard spend 80 to 90% of there time sitting on the boat drinking, while we can surf the chop all day long
Old    Frank Wolter (wofrankwo)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-14-2011, 3:04 PM Reply   
we live 1 hour and 30 minutes from santa cruz no traffic ....... our boat is 10 minutes in the water from our house ......... we have gotten to become big time ocean surfers again and love it as you definetly have alot more freedom in the ocean

wakesurfing behind the boat is a ton of fun that you can involve many of your friends in without the presence of the ocean being a negative factor

paddling out by myself or with christopher is awesome and the times that me and chris spend together surfing in the ocean is as good as any time we spend together

being on the boat together is tons of fun too that we can also involve all of our friends in and that is a safe enviroment for the young and the old ........ my mom who is 81 goes on the boat with us a couple times a year ......my nephews sons who are 6 and 4 have been on the boat for 2 years now ....... there is no way we could share those experiences with our family members in the ocean ....... having the interaction between the people in the boat with the surfer is priceless in my opinion and the safety factor of teaching people to surf behind the boat as to teaching people in the ocean does not even compare

enjoy your ocean surfing and im sorry if you cant understand the fun that we wakesurfers have and the enjoyment that we get in making a fun safe wave for everyone to surf and for everyone to share in the fun of surfing behind a boat!!!!
Old     (MuskokaJ)      Join Date: Sep 2010       04-15-2011, 5:42 PM Reply   
There are sports that I also "really don't get" (basketball, golf, baseball, etc.), but I don't have any interest in going to internet forums for each of those sports and letting them know "I don't get" their sport. Thanks for your 2 cents.
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-15-2011, 6:55 PM Reply   
why would you even care how we spend our time and money?? Question should have been, why do you guys surf behind a boat? its obvious why the inlanders do it ( no ocean)
Old    Craig Fisher (surf2011)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-15-2011, 7:21 PM Reply   
Good points you guys made me see the light, actually I might have to get out and try it sometime. No reason to get defensive though, like I said above I really understand if you dont live by the ocean everyone needs to surf. I dont get backetball and golf either and could care less about them. Wakesurfing is some way considered surfing so I was curious. Thanks
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-15-2011, 11:15 PM Reply   
my bad
Old    kayjayfech            04-26-2011, 1:42 PM Reply   
There's also no sharks beneath you!
Old    kayjayfech            04-26-2011, 1:44 PM Reply   
I lived in San Diego for many years and surfed pretty much everyday.....wakesurfing is way better in my opinion.
Old    Petr (hawaj)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-01-2011, 6:45 PM Reply   
No ocean here! Nearest waves are 2K miles away and very dificult to ride.
Any more questions?
Old    James Harold (jdjjamesz)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-01-2011, 7:43 PM Reply   
My wake is always 3 to 4,I have been surfing in the ocean 25 years,and live 15 min from one of the best waves around.but the waves are always good so the lake is cross training for me.. cant beat it when theres no waves,cracking beats on the boat ,no one dropping in on you ...
Old    James Harold (jdjjamesz)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-01-2011, 7:48 PM Reply   
longest wave in the world behind a boat...
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