Boat wakes are fun... We have a lake here that has many narrow bays/canyons out of the wind that draw wake boarders and skiers and make many big wakes. I have spent hours riding the wakes near shore around points and coves its a blast.
I posted those big wave shots a while back of Mavericks which is not far up the coast from the Bean Hollow incident . We can have huge winter surf here on the coast that would not be safe to go out in. If I drive to the coast and back I will usually go surfing instead. The Hobie surf yak video ( at SAN-O ?) does look like fun though