Dan, I take your point re ferry wake riding: "Hmmm... I thought the only reason that the ferries are there is to make those big wakes for playing on. In all seriousness tzar (and with no disrespect intended), I don't see a problem with playing in the ferry wakes -- I certainly don't condone getting in the way of the ferries (for obvious reasons), but to catch a ferry wake after a ferry has gone by doesn't seem to be anything that a ferry captain is going to get upset about." I'm in full agreement and, I suppose, I was reacting more to rider's comment re "Getting closer to a ferry may be interesting." How close? How interesting? I'd rather err on the side of caution and on the side of not making a ferry captain's day on the water unnecessarily complicated. Otherwise, let's ride those waves whenever we can.