There’s no surf system, so you’re throwing your stringer-flooding internal ballast and your friends on whatever side you want to surf. For a boat with an LOA shorter than most slalom boats, though, you still get a respectable wave. Sure, you’re not looking at a hip-high wall of water, but the wave has a lot more push than you would expect for a boat this size. This push is really the wave’s saving grace because, at first glance, you don’t expect the WT-1 to displace enough water to really provide adequate drive for a 190-pound guy on a skimboard (which was how we tested it). You’ll soon start to trust it and drop farther and farther back.