I made a surf gate that slips over the edge of the platform and attaches to the lifting eye with a turnbuckle. It worked great and really helped shape the wave. But, it wasn't switchable to the other side so it had limited use. Also, my wife and daughter complained that the boat was very hard to steer. On a lake it doesn't matter too much but on the river where we do most of our riding it can be dangerous if you can't turn or turn around.