Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wake Surfing

Well I guess this week's obsession is wake surfing. The Past two days I spent in Guntersville Alabama with my girlfriend and some of her extended family. Her uncle has a new boat and they introduced me to wake surfing. The basic idea is to get onto a surf board being pulled behind the boat (with a very short rope), get outside the wake, and "surf" along the wake. Now lots of people who know what they are doing are able to throw the rope into the boat and continue to ride. None of us were able to do it this weekend but we had a lot of fun trying!

Another Water sport we did a little these past few days was wakeboarding. Wake boarding is when your feet are strapped into a board and you are pulled behind a boat. Once you get familiar with riding you can start doing some jumps, grabs, and eventually some spins and flips. I have been wake boarding for about ten years now and I can still only do some jumps and a twist or two.

Like most unique sports this is not a cheap sport to get started in. The cheapest wakesurf board I found ran about $250. And wakeboards usually run you a few hundred as well.

1 comment:

  1. wow, jealous that you got to wake surf....pretty cool. Did you take your wake board with you??