You have two choices if you want to feel adrenaline rush from accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds and without risking your safety on asphalt: either purchase a ticket to take off on Space X or jump on a high-octane jet ski rentals.
You are probably serious about your dream for jet skiing. You’ve likely searched the internet for “How to Ride a Jet Ski” and found us. You’re in the right place, no matter how you got there. Sea the City is happy to welcome you. Our team has always been passionate about introducing novices to the exciting world of riding a waterbike through NYC.
We’ve created this guide for beginners to help you become a proficient wake jumper.
How to ride a Jet Ski Rental
These tips will be very helpful if you are new to the water sports. These are the basic rules of jet skiing:
- Know your Boat-Ed: Before you can drive personal watercraft (PWC) in New York, it is necessary to pass a boating safety class.
- Find a comfortable sitting position by climbing on.
- Place your hands on the bars, and then place your feet on the footrests.
- You must ensure that you have a lanyard or similar around your wrist, which is attached to your ignition key. This is the kill switch cord. It kills the engine if you drop off.
- Slowly increase throttle. You can cruise at 5-10 mph offshore until the throttle is responsive.
- Once you have cruised safely from the shore, past obstacles and heavy boat traffic, then you can accelerate or increase your speed. You should maintain a comfortable speed.
- Maintain a slow, steady pace. Your water bike should be pointed in the direction you are going.
- Jet skis require acceleration to turn. Keep your load balanced and centered to avoid overloading.
- Many novice skiers want to stand on the skis. However, you should resist this temptation until you are a master or intermediate rider. It is possible to lose control of your PWC and fall.
Before we move on to the next tip about riding your waterbike for the first time let’s address a few frequently asked questions about jet skiing.
What if I get wet?
Yes! Even if your feet don’t touch the water, you will likely soak in some way. It’s all part and parcel of the adventure!
What should I wear on a Jet Ski?
A bathing suit and a Coast Guard approved life vest/PFD are sufficient. However, you might want to consider wearing a wetsuit.
Are Jet Skis Dangerous
Every activity is risky. injuries do occur. Your risk of injury will be greatly reduced if you follow your guides and exercise caution. This article contains tips for first-time jet ski rentals Myrtle Beach SC riders.
What should you bring while on your PWC outing:
For your first ride on a jet ski and for any subsequent ones:
- You need enough gasoline. If your fuel gauge isn’t checked, you could get stuck!
- A whistle, horn, or other signaling device
- A map or GPS device in case of loss
- All safety equipment required for the PWC’s Class A Certification
- A Coast Guard-approved PFD/life jacket (it’s the law). Water-specific clothing and gear are essential. Gloves will help protect your hands from blisters and allow you to grip the throttle and lines. Your boating safety course certificate, or any certification or license required by your state for operating a PWC
- Proper documentation is required, including vessel registration and all displayed decals. A fire extinguisher (Coast Guard certified). You should also be familiar with how to handle them as they each have their own safety requirements
- Functional backfire flame retardor and ventilation system
You can also rent your Jet Ski at Sea the City and we will take care of many safety and regulatory requirements. We offer Coast Guard-approved safety equipment for jet skis, as well as vessel registration. For more information about bookings or to learn what you should bring to your outing, call us at (201-335-2732).
Additional Tips for Beginner Jet Ski Riders
Here are some tips and advice to help you ride your PWC before you embark on your adventure. Safety first – Be familiar with the rules and regulations that apply to the waters. Coast Guard considers a PWC a Class A vessel. You should be familiar with the rules and regulations applicable to boats less than 16 feet. It is common to become too confident when learning.
Keep it straight! Jet skiers who are new to the sport often have trouble keeping their jet skis straight. This is easily corrected. Riders are prone to stare at the handlebars and the water near the bow (front) on the ski. Instead, raise your head and gaze off into the distance.
This will allow for you to drive straight, and let you enjoy your trip. If you are still having trouble, pick a fixed target on land (buoy), and then steer straight at it.
Remember that you cannot avoid danger without a throttle – The water jet in jet ski pertains to the jet of water that comes out of the back then propels the ski forward. The jet moves from one side to another in order to steer your machine. There is no rudder. This means that if you stop giving the machine thrust, or slow down, your ability to steer will be reduced or lost completely.
If an emergency occurs and you have to avoid a collision, don’t let go of the accelerator. It will be impossible to avoid danger if you do this. Instead, maintain your speed and avoid the danger.
Splash Down…How To Re-Board Your Jet Ski – It happens that people can fall from their jet skis. It is usually not a big deal and can even be part of the excitement. There is an easy way to get back on. Always reboard a ski by going backwards (stern).
Reach up to the handle at the seat and lift yourself off the water onto the back deck. Only one person can board a tandem ski. Reboarding from the side can cause the ski flip.
Do not rush. Slow down. You can quickly get tired if you aren’t in good shape or have failed several attempts to reboard. Relax in the water and think about how to get back aboard. Then, slowly climb back onboard.
Relax! It’ll Hurt Less! Many new riders report feeling tired hands and sore shoulders after their first ride. New riders tend to hold onto their hands for dear life. Instead, try to lean forward and loosen your grip.
Keep your elbows bent slightly. This will enable you to ride comfortably and without fatigue. Keep your head down and don’t lean forward.
Keep your hands tight, but not too tight! We’ve already talked about driving but there is another trick for being a comfortable and safe passenger. It is a great way to stay on the skis by holding the driver’s waist or their back with their life jacket. Don’t make it difficult for your partner or driver to ski.
Relax, just like driving. Relax and keep your body flexible, but not stiff. This will reduce fatigue and increase your enjoyment. Passenger should also be aware of the driver’s turn when he or she leans into it.
Jumping Wakes: The best way to jump wakes. Jumping wakes can be an incredible experience but it can also be intimidating for beginners. Keep your jet ski’s stability intact by crossing large waves and large waves at a 90 degree angle. Jump waves, not push through them at high speed.
Keep at it – Although riding jet skis can be fun, safety and correct technique are important. This guide will help you be prepared for your next trip on your jet skis.
“Sea”, the City for the first time
These tips are now in your grasp and you can embark on a jet skiing tour that will be unforgettable. Sea the City is a unique opportunity for both beginners and professionals to see the sights and attractions from their own personal PWC. It’s only 10 minutes from Manhattan via ferry.
Call Action Water Sportz now if you are looking for jet ski rentals in Myrtle Beach.
Action Water Sportz Barefoot Landing
2051 Bridge View Ct
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Action Water Sportz Little River
4430 Kingsport Road
Little River SC 29566