SURF THE LAKE: DFW Surf’s Annual Wake Surfing Competition
Check out all the 2016 Pictures and Results HERE
Stay tuned for Surf the Lake 2017, dates TBA in February
DFW Surf’s annual grassroots wakesurfing competition in North Texas. Each year local wakesurfers gather and put their skills to the test. A grassroots wakesurfing contest means that this is completely designed for the amateur wakesurfing crowd. With very few professional athletes in the sport there is a need for a friendly competition for the average guy and gal who like to go wakesurfing with their friends on the weekends. We invite all types of surfers from beginner to advanced to test their skills behind the boat in skim or surf style divisions. Special thanks to the 2016 headlining sponsor of our 7th annual Surf the Lake- Waterski America. WSA is the place to grab a new board or boat; the home of top industry brands like Malibu and Axis Boats and Phase5 Wakesurfers. Check out the surf on the 2016 Malibu M235:
In most competitive/ professional wakesurfing events you will find the categories: Juniors, Amateur, Outlaw and Professional. For our fun and family friendly event, our categories include: Juniors (12 and Younger), Beginner (1st or 2nd year wakesurfer, no tricks), Amateur (intermediate wakesurfer- a 360 spin will land you on the podium), Masters (Ages 40 +), Open Longboard (7 Foot Minimum Board Length) and Most Creative. Sponsored Texas athletes like Parker Payne will have the opportunity to compete in the open longboarding division that is open to any surfer sponsored and unsponsored.
Rules and Scoring– Surfers will be judged according to 3 categories: style, aggressiveness and tricks. Each surfer will have 5 total minutes (unlimited falls) of surf time. Instead of a specific course design and 2 falls max, the itinerary here is no pressure. While you do have unlimited falls, more style points will be awarded to the surfer who surfs continuously.
New for 2015 we introduced the “Most Creative” surfer category featuring new ways to surf and new things to do while surfing. Different boards, different costumes, juggling while surfing, you name it. After all, wakesurfing is really about who is having the most fun. A non-competitive flair to the sport of wakesurfing and the first of its kind. New for Most Creative we will be allowing tandem surfing with you and a partner. What is tandem surfing? Check out DFW Surf athletes Parker and Perry.