Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tow In Paddle Surfing Vid

Last December at Kure Beach I broke a thruster fin and ruined an 8" wave fin on my Starboard Drive in some gnarly shore pound. I finally got around to getting some thrusters and put in the 9" wave fin for some tow in wake surfing at Badin. It was my sister Jennifer, wife Leah and myself in my dad's fishing boat. This turned out to be the hilight of the weekend...

Leah took this photo. What a great sky.

I'm sure you've all seen the wake surfers on short boards behind > $30K wake boats. Turns out it is much cheaper to get a bigger surf board and use your smaller boat. I shortened the ski rope so that I was on the shoulder of the wake- from there holding the handle and paddle I could pull myself in front with one arms reach. As soon as you feel the glide toss the rope and you're paddle surfing.

Another awesome thing about the big SUP board is beginners can get on the board and use it as a mega stable knee surf board. Jenifer sure is convinced anyway.

And no, she wasn't bored to sleep... that is a zen moment!


  1. That's awesome! When can I try it? Your legs must be jelly after a few minutes.

  2. Yep. Having a wave that never closes is awesome. If you can switch equally between regular and goofy stance you avoid the jelly issues!

    I wish I had a boat big enough to make a wake a Belews.