Okay, so I'm officially addicted to wakesurfing. If you don't know what that is, here's a little video on how it works:
For people who don't live near an ocean (and who, like me, are skittish around large waves in the ocean), this is a fun little way to experience surfing--although I'm pretty sure nothing compares to catching a good ocean wave.
I started off wakeboarding, but soon realized that in order to get good, I would probably have to suffer through several concussions (I'm a slow learner), so I gave wakesurfing a shot. Since the boat is only going 10mph, vs 25mph, the water provides a much softer landing.
Eventually, I learned how to get up, crashed several times (but it didn't hurt!), and now I love it. No, I'm not good enough to let go of the rope yet, but someday I plan on getting there. In the meantime, I enjoy the sun, the beauty of the lake, my family, and a sport I enjoy doing that doesn't give me a headache when I fall. If you ever get the chance, give it a try.