Wakesurfing is a new watersport where a surfer trails behind a wakeboard boat, surfing the boat's wake without being towed by a tow rope hooked to the boat. When weighted properly, and driven in a 10-12 mph slow turn the boats wake looks and reacts similarly to an actual ocean wave. After using a short, 10-15 foot tow rope to pull you up, the wakesurfer is pulled directly into the wave. Depending on the surfers skill level, the rope is either dropped to have full control of the board and wave, or for beginners, the rope is used as a handle for balance and a way to stay in the wave. Surfers ride the steep face of the wave right below the wave's peak. Here is where the surfer will find a forward propulsion that allows them to ride the wave with no tow rope, like ocean surfing.