More Wakesurfing!

So a short time ago, I posted this vid of me trying wakesurfing. The video was probably my second or third time on one and it was a bit odd for me.

Week after week, my friend Adam would call me to either check out some boards to demo and later to ride the demo board on the lake. Some were just way to small. Others were off. The fins were not what we wanted or the rails felt like they made the board catch or push water.

Finally, we found a decent board and then we started to wrap our heads around what we were doing.

So to provide a yard stick to measure the changes, here is the first video of our second excursion. Note rail digging and lack of real turns.

Now a month and a half or so has rolled on by and here is my latest short ride:

I do have to admit to one thing from my session today. I lost my marbles. I was being pulled and I was waiting for the water depth to increase so the wake would improve. Well, it must have because the wake started looking like a little wave at the inlet. I could only do one thing and that was to go into a nice bottom turn and then ride straight up into the little lip.

For a moment, I forgot that I was on a lake.

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About 1stpeaksteve

The Side Wedge is a product of the journey through life of Steve Zima. Former professional surfer, writer, and Operational Management specialist; this is an eclectic collection of travel tips, surf coaching, and stories from my past. I also spotlight music that moves me and world events. Thanks for reading!
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