wake surfing, wakeboarding

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wake surfing: see Stab cover story, issue #27 Originally a surf world novelty in which a surfer rode the small but endless curling wave formed behind a moving boat; later an acrobatic hybrid sport blending freestyle waterskiing and snowboarding. Although a form of wake surfing dates back to at least 1915 ("aquaplaning," as it was known at the time), when pioneering surfer Duke Kahanamoku of Hawaii...

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