5 reasons your dad should wake surf!
Lets give a big shout out to all of the RAD DADS out there! A RAD DAD is defined (by myself) as a father that is rad, does rad things, or encourages his children to do things that are rad (also see the urban dictionary definition http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rad+dad). Some of my earliest memories of my own rad dad include watching him rip hard left hand cuts across the wake at 36 MPH, then ejecting from his HO ski, flipping though the water several times while teaching me profanities that rad mom was not happy about. Ahh... what rad times. When a dad is truly rad, the rad will never leave the dad! Though unfortunately father time has something against rad dads, often taking a toll on a rad dads ability to fully exert his radness. That is why we are breaking down the top five reasons that your dad, or any dad for that matter can get rad on a Wakesurfer!
1.) Wakesurfing is (relatively) painless!
So as rad as dad was at one point in time... he probably shouldn't be skiing at 36MPH anymore. That kind of pull on the body puts a ton of stress on the back, arms, shoulders, and torso that is unnecessary for your dad to get the rad feeling that he is craving. Wakesufers provide a large amount of surface area combined with buoyant construct materials which drastically reduces stress on the body while popping out of the water. After getting out of the water, the average wakesurfing boat will cruz at between 10-12 MPH, making falls (nearly) painless!
2.) Gets you behind the boat again!
For those rad dads that have not been behind a boat due to healthy fear of the old body falling apart, wakesurfing is a fun and easy way to get back on the water again! Surfing puts little stress on your back and torso, and next to slow tubing (not rad) surfing is the easiest water sport on the body. Dad will be able to see the back of the boat again as the whole family is cheering for (or maybe laughing at...) him. There is no better way for dad to channel his inner rad than to pop out of the water again, smell that boat exhaust, and rip some mellow turns!
3.) Great way to bond with your kids!
What better way to get your kids off of their iPhones than getting them onto a wakesurfer! Surfing is a fun sport that the whole family can enjoy! A key component of being considered a rad dad is to teach your kids to be rad and do rad things. So get the kids off of there iPhones and get them in the boat! To get every one involved we recommend stirring up some light hearted family rivalry by doing a trick of the day contest, seeing who in the family can learn a carve, spin, air first.
4.) You can drink soda (wink wink) wile surfing!
Toss that rope in the boat... get tossed a cold one! Not much else to say about this point.
5.) Reduces stress!
Wakesurfing is a fun, easy, and a great way to unwind in the beauty of the outdoors! Grab some friends and family and go have fun! Its that simple.