Been boating Lake Mead 10 years now and love it. Very rarely seen any waves we couldn't handle safely. Had a slip for a year at Havasu and loved it also. Havasu has more hot boats there at any given time than Mead. Not to mention great looking Ladies. I must agree it's seems to be a younger crowd at Havasu. But we like to have our houseboat slipped at the Marina with our fast boat slipped next to it with all the shore power and water.. Thats not an option at Havasu. Lake Mead is a great lake and alot of really cool people boat there.