Wake hurts more when you eat it! Nothing like going from 22 mph to 0 in a blink of an eye...
I've been messed up surfing- this summer my board shot up and whacked me in the chin, had a huge bruise for weeks and was lucky it didn't knock out any teeth!- but never as bad as anything I've done wakeboarding. I've scorpioned a few times from falling trying new tricks for comps and now I wear my helmet even when i'm not competing! OUCH!
Still, I agree with you guys about coming from the east coast and going west, we are so used to crappy conditions we think anything is an improvement! My friends from UT and CO will only ride when its perfect and bluebird, they're way too picky. If it's not covered in ice or sleeting then its an awesome day for me
Oh, and still waiting on that write up of the secret stashes Rich!