View Full Version : More Gas - Wakeboarding or wakesurfing

06-04-2008, 02:18 PM
Lets get the opinions - what uses more gas? Wakeboarding or Wakesurfing?
My thoughts are wakesurfing uses more.

Dave A
06-04-2008, 03:45 PM
I would think you gas usage would increase and you RPM on your engine increases. I know you are adding strain on the motor with more ballast, but I would think the added RPM would pull more gas. I could be wrong, it has happened before, just ask my wife.


06-04-2008, 04:12 PM
surfin--motor is working hard under load

06-04-2008, 06:29 PM
When the boat is on plane, which is close to wakeboarding speed should give you better economy gas wise. Plowing along at surf speed not so much.

06-04-2008, 09:03 PM
I burned $60 in 1.8 hrs the other day surfing.
It was only 2600lbs ballast.

06-04-2008, 09:47 PM
Holy smokes, Newty. That's 15 gallons. I can run half a day on that. Love my Outback!

06-04-2008, 10:55 PM
Hmmm, I thought wakeboarding got the best mileage. But I'm comparing my buddy running his Outback with a couple hundred LBS of ballast versus mine at tourney speed. We're not running no 2600lbs, well unless I bring my mother in law for a ride! ha ha ha ha ha