2. Learn How to Wakesurf
Visit any popular lake and you’ll spot someone wakesurfing—that trendy sport where a rider surfs a boat’s wake without being tethered to anything. How? After getting up with a rope, the rider cruises the steep face of the wake, which propels him forward. It’s harder than it sounds, and way more fun. Here’s how to get started.
1. A Large Wake Is Critical: Don’t bother trying to wakesurf unless you have a boat that’s equipped for the task. Mastercraft’s Gen2 Surf System, for one, includes special ballast tanks and a wake-sculpting device that produce perfect swells. You can rent boats with such systems at many marinas.
2. Get a Good Life Jacket: A high-buoyancy preserver will keep you elevated in the water, making it easier to get up.
3. Lean In: By riding on your toes and keeping your weight forward, you can stay in the sweet spot of the wave.
4. Goof Off: Your legs will burn soon enough, so you may as well fall off in style.
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