If you’ve spent any time on Lake Austin or Lake Travis recently, you may have noticed something you haven’t seen before. People of all ages are riding waves behind boats without the use of a rope.
Turns out you don’t need to go to the ocean to surf. It’s called wakesurfing and you can catch a wave right here in the Lake Travis area!
Now before you go out to buy a wakesurfing board and get behind a boat to give it a try, let’s go over a few of the basics.
One of the most important rules you’ll need to know about wakesurfing – friends don’t let friends wakesurf behind boats with outboard engines! Please don’t try to wakesurf behind any boat where the prop is exposed. You only want to wakesurf behind a boat that has an inboard engine. In other words, the prop is underneath the boat and several feet away from the back where you’ll be surfing. That way, a fall won’t result in the loss of limb or life. For your sake, your friend’s sake, you parents sake, the whole sport’s sake, and your pretty face’s sake, never wakesurf behind a boat with an exposed prop.