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ga-lsv05
08-14-2012, 07:40 AM
Anyone have s preferred water depth for surfing?

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wolfeman131
08-14-2012, 07:44 AM
Min of 10 ft or the wave is no good.

ga-lsv05
08-14-2012, 07:48 AM
I seem to get the best wave at around 30ft coincidence or is deeper better?

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moombadaze
08-14-2012, 07:54 AM
10 feet is bare minimum. deeper is better.

something do do with physics of displacement

ga-lsv05
08-14-2012, 07:57 AM
Just seems to be harder to fine tune over 30 I was out at around 70ft this weekend and just couldn't get the pocket to open up enough

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moombadaze
08-14-2012, 08:01 AM
water depth would not cause any issues with the pocket other than if its shallow, then there is no wave at all

ga-lsv05
08-14-2012, 08:05 AM
Gotcha may have been operator error due to beverage consumption :rolleyes:

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moombadaze
08-14-2012, 08:08 AM
barley pops, lol

saskyrider
08-14-2012, 12:25 PM
This is interesting!! My lake is shallow and in the end where were at the depth is around 9-11 feet most of where we ride! I had my boat in a deeper lake once but we didn't surf so I have no comparison! Now I'm gonna have to go elsewhere and see what I see!!

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kaneboats
08-14-2012, 12:27 PM
You can definitely see the wave flatten out under 10 feet. We have started riding in a deeper part of the river since I've been working on the 360.

bergermaister
08-14-2012, 12:43 PM
You can definitely see the wave flatten out under 10 feet. We have started riding in a deeper part of the river since I've been working on the 360.

Same here - with the high water from spring runoff lasting way into summer this year, the middle of the river where we would normally go is only 8-10ft now from being pushed around so much and up by the shoreline is now 20ish ft deep. So weird. An old familiar channel that isn't familiar at all anymore!

parrothd
08-15-2012, 11:51 AM
This is interesting!! My lake is shallow and in the end where were at the depth is around 9-11 feet most of where we ride! I had my boat in a deeper lake once but we didn't surf so I have no comparison! Now I'm gonna have to go elsewhere and see what I see!!

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Yep, depth makes a big difference and took us a few weekends to realize it... :)

sandm
08-15-2012, 01:38 PM
^^ thats what she said....


Our primary lake is 100ft on the shallow side. I spend spring on another lake thats around 15 ft and it bothers me.

ga-lsv05
08-15-2012, 01:39 PM
15ft and under and I'm constantly watching the gauge waiting for a tree top impact or sandbar

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KSmith
08-15-2012, 01:49 PM
15ft and under and I'm constantly watching the gauge waiting for a tree top impact or sandbar

^^^^^ Ditto. Under 20 feet I start getting nervous...

moombadaze
08-15-2012, 02:04 PM
15ft on my lake and im wondering if a sink hole opended up as the average is 10

WaterBullDawg1980
08-16-2012, 08:30 PM
15ft on my lake and im wondering if a sink hole opended up as the average is 10

Ha! That's nuts. I would be too paranoid to boat. I am like Kane, once it gets to be below 20 feet I start watching. No kidding. Most of where we ride on Lanier averages 40-70 feet. Gets much deeper than that too in the channel where the Stripers run.

muehlcj
08-16-2012, 09:50 PM
Average depth of 10'? That's crazy. Check out these stats for our lake (Seneca):
At 38 miles (61 km) long, It is the second longest of the Finger Lakes and has the largest volume, estimated at 4.2 trillion US gallons (16 km≥), roughly half of the water in all the Finger Lakes. It has a maximum depth of 838 feet (255 m),[2] and a mean depth of 291 feet (89 m). It has a surface area of 42,800 acres (173 km2).

parrothd
08-16-2012, 09:55 PM
You guys are spoiled, was one Chain O Lake a few weeks ago, grass lake, average depth was 3ft, the depth gauge was reading 0.0... :)

WaterBullDawg1980
08-16-2012, 09:58 PM
Average depth of 10'? That's crazy. Check out these stats for our lake (Seneca):
At 38 miles (61 km) long, It is the second longest of the Finger Lakes and has the largest volume, estimated at 4.2 trillion US gallons (16 km≥), roughly half of the water in all the Finger Lakes. It has a maximum depth of 838 feet (255 m),[2] and a mean depth of 291 feet (89 m). It has a surface area of 42,800 acres (173 km2).

See, now that is just too deep. I honestly do not like getting in the water by the dam where it gets VERY deep. Haven't you folks heard stories about the catfish the size of Volkswagen Beetles on Lake Lanier?

wolfeman131
08-16-2012, 11:07 PM
Gets much deeper than that too in the channel where the Stripers run.

Hahaha. I read that with two "p's" and thought of The Cheetah.

rdlangston13
08-17-2012, 05:47 AM
Our lake gets deep by the dam but on the north end where our lake house is it average between 10-15 ft. At full pool our pier is in 3 ft of water so when the drought was in full swing last year and we were 4 feet low it was pretty useless. I've never been down to the dam so I have no idea how deep it is down there. The river channel runs 20-50 feet.

Fun facts about our lake!

39 miles long
7 miles wide at the widest point
23 ft deep avg
90 ft at dam
450 miles of shoreline
93,000 acres surface area
1,741,312 acre feet of water



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ga-lsv05
08-17-2012, 10:40 AM
I usually run on westpoint don't know all the specifics but its 555 miles of shoreline. I've seen a max depth of 85ft on the gauge. Average is 30

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E4NASH
08-17-2012, 05:11 PM
Hahaha. I read that with two "p's" and thought of The Cheetah.

You too?? I heard they have lunch specials...mmmmm ;)


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lake Weir
08-18-2012, 07:52 AM
here in central Florida, I typically surf in 6 feet of water and rejoice when I hit the occasional deep spot (12 feet)