Surfing Lake Whatcom

This is what we do when there is no waves to surf.

Submitted by bham_paddler on Sun, 08/24/2008 - 10:17am

Next time crank the engine a bit... sorry to say, but it looks a bit boring at that pace and not very challenging.

#1 Sun, 08/24/2008 - 11:48am

I did'nt dare to say it but truckstop did !

#2 Sun, 08/24/2008 - 1:55pm

...and the ama flies only for 3 seconds ?

#3 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 5:34am

Welcome to OCP. We're alway ready to slam you.

#4 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 5:55am

Hi bham paddler,

the most important thing is to have fun. For me the video is great. Really represent how many people around the US are having fun on their canoes.

#5 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 6:12am

I actually remember paddling on Whatcom in the 60's. Plain old canoe with this girl I had a crush on. Good times.

#6 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 6:33am

This is a tough crowd!
In his defense, depending on the boat size, there is a fine line in speed to have a rideable wake, especially a wake requiring no paddling for long periods of time.
Waterskier speed is way too fast, creating a very small wake.
Wakeboarding speed is doable for short rides, but once again too fast and therefore too small to create lengthy rides.
Wakesurfing boat speeds are perfect, but your speed is only slightly faster than what you can paddle.
It's not about the speed and the viewers excitement, it's about tagging along on someones boat wake and not paddling for 2 miles!

#7 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 8:33am

Looks fun enough to me considering I mostly paddle in a harbor. Now you gotta work on flying the ama and spinning around in your seat...

keep having fun.

#8 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 11:20am

#9 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 2:24pm

Bham Paddler,

Excellent job. You are rocking and having fun in an old Naia outrigger. Don't listen to any negative comments. The people writing negative comments would take whining and crying to a whole new level if they were paddling a 35 pound Naia.

#10 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 2:29pm

Who's being negative? I thought it looked a bit slow paced, something you would do after a 6 pack on a hot day with nothing better to do. If that's what you're into than more power to you... It's all about good times on the water and if riding a 4-5 knot wake is your thing than go for it. And by the way Kona when I started paddling the club boats weighed at least 30 pounds and that was before the hull slowly filled up with water.

#11 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 2:57pm

This is actually very good training and you learn a lot about handling an OC1 and how to feel it run. You're under no pressure and it's a fun thing to do.

Cheers Rambo

#12 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 5:20pm

truckstop, that's real fair eh? someone posts a basketball clip of themselves touching the rim, and you say, you suck, here's a clip of kobe.

#13 Mon, 08/25/2008 - 7:11pm

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