Wakesurfing is similar to wakeboarding, but different. Wakesurfing involves freeriding behind a wakeboat at slow speeds, generally between 9-14 mph. A tow line is used to get up out of the water and gain speed. Once the rider feels comfortable they can drop the line and surf a perfect, endless wave created by the boat wake. Wakeboats are specifically designed with rear platforms and a submerged drive, so the propeller is under the boat, ensuring the safety of the rider.