Wake FAQs:


Q: Is a wake the region of disturbed flow downstream of a solid body moving through a fluid?

A: Yes, and caused by the flow of the fluid around the body.

Q: Is a wake used as a jump?

A: Yes.

Q: Are wakes occasionally used recreationally?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a wake also used to propel a surfer in the sport of wakesurfing?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a wake created when a watercraft moves through the medium?

A: Yes, as the medium cannot be compressed, it must be displaced instead, resulting in a wave.

Q: Is a wake massively separated and behind the body is a reverse flow region where the flow is moving toward the body?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a wake at 53°, which is roughly the average of 33° and 72°?

A: Yes, The wave components with would-be shock wave angles between 73° and 90° dominate the interior of the V. They end up half-way between the point of generation and the current location of the wake source.