On the Water

The Art of Wakesurfing

Wakesurf's up! Catch some gnarly waves – on your lake
By Tim McKercher
Published: April 1, 2009
wakesurfing Joey Meddock Corey Bradley
Photo by Joey Meddock, www.meddock.com
Surfing is arguably the coolest sport on the planet. The word alone draws up images of beautiful beaches in exotic locations and buddies bragging about their gnarly wipeouts. Surfing culture aside, there is something wonderful about riding the curl of the wave’s swell before it peaks and breaks, crashing down into an explosion of white water.

Most people were introduced to the surf lifestyle through Hollywood – via “Gidget” and “Beach Blanket Bingo” – or through the music of surf song pioneers like The Beach Boys. If they were lucky enough to see it first-hand, it was probably during a vacation with their folks or during an infamous spring break that they’d rather forget. But the surfing lifestyle is infectious. Who wouldn’t want to try living large in board shorts and flip flops, the sun on your shoulders?

Trouble is, most of the country is landlocked, hundreds of miles from the closest ocean. How’s a person supposed to hang ten on a lake or river? Surfing at the cabin could never be a reality … or could it?
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