What is wakesurfing and should you try it?
- For those unfamiliar, wakesurfing involves a surfer riding waves behind a moving boat for a continuous period of time. Believe it or not, people have been riding waves on the back of boats since the 50’s and 60’s.
Is it hard to get up wake surfing?
Getting up on a Wakesurf board is easy learn. Wakesurfing is much easier to learn because of how slow the boat is moving, usually not more than 12mph, and because the rider is so close to the boat when they are learning. Wakesurfers are coachable while they are riding instead of just after a fall or in between sets.
Is Wake surfing easier than surfing?
Everyone agrees surfing is a lot more challenging to learn. Wakesurfing does not require some of the hardest skills of surfing, such as paddling, popping up in the wave, fighting current, and duck diving under waves.
What’s harder wakeboarding or wakesurfing?
Due to the absence of boots/board bindings, the release of the rope after start, and the generally lower speed, wakesurfing is much easier on the body compared to wakeboarding. Riding with no bindings and no tow rope puts a lot less stress on your knees, arms, back, and shoulders.
What speed do you wakesurf at?
Most people wakesurf around 10mph, but sometimes as slow as 9mph and as fast as 13mph depending on a few things including the hull, length of the boat, and amount of ballast.
How deep does the water need to be to Wakesurf?
Anything over 20 feet deep will be the best depth for wake surfing. At any depths below that, you will probably notice that the wake will get smaller. Although, wake surfing is still possible no matter the depth. I used to wake surf in 5-7 feet of water growing up and it worked just fine.
Is wake surfing like real surfing?
Wake surfing is when when a person uses the wake of a boat to ride a surfboard. Surfing is when a person uses ocean waves to ride a surfboard. While wake surfing and surfing seem very similar they are acutally very different in approach.
Is wake surfing like snowboarding?
Snowboarding and Wakeboarding are two sides of the same coin. They do have distinct differences, but the sports are surprisingly similar. They both involve extreme balance while using a board to slide across some surface, and they are both essentially solo activities.