jet ski

jet skiI understand your trepidation as a newbie jet skier. However, I want to make sure you are comfortable about the possibility that the jet ski will return to you if you do fall off. No one wants to be stuck in the ocean. Here’s a brief overview of how the jet ski works and how to get back on.

This guide will show you how to re-board your jet ski. You can then find out if the jet skis turn around and return to you after a fall. 

How to get on a jet ski again after falling off

Although it is unlikely that everyone will crash their jet skis, it does happen. It is important to stay calm and not panic.

This is how to get on and off the jet ski after you have fallen into the water.

You can return to your jet ski rental by calmly swimming and ensuring that you paddle towards it. The best and most efficient way to approach the jet ski is from the back. This will ensure stability so that it doesn’t tip over or capsize.

If the jet ski has grips, place your hands flat on the jet ski’s stern.

Now, get up. This is very similar to the way you would climb out of a pool. It’s the exact same thing.

You can now reach up to the seat and sit down.

You can attach rope ladders to the back of the jet ski for those who lack the strength to get up on it after falling. These can be rented from a jet ski rental company.

It is easy to flip your jet ski back over if it capssizes.

Relax and remain calm. It will be difficult to get back on your jet ski if you panic.

How can you get back on a jet ski after falling?

You will most likely be within close proximity of the jet ski, so it should not take you too long to return to it. You will need a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket so you can swim or paddle back to your jet ski in a matter of seconds.

The power of the jet ski will be cut off if you fall from it. You will no longer be on throttle. This means that the jet ski won’t go motoring along without you but will stop.

Jet skis can turn around if you fall off the board?

Jet skis are often misunderstood to circle back and then turn around when you drop off. Although this is not true 100% of the time, it does happen occasionally.

If you fall off a jet ski, do they come back to you? Jet skis can be programmed to turn to the right if the driver is injured or falls. Jet skis may be able to return to you if you fall off, but it is unlikely in most cases.


Although some jet ski pumps or nozzles can right steer after a fall, however, it’s unlikely that the boat will turn in a full circle and come back to you. There are too many variables to consider, including speed, wind, drift, waves, and how fast you fell.

Jet skis are not designed to locate the rider who has fallen in the water.

Is it dangerous to fall off a jet ski?

Jet skis in Myrtle Beach can reach speeds of up to 65 miles an hour (you can see some of the top speeds here). You can imagine how much it can hurt to fall off a jetski at such high speeds. In some cases, it could even be fatal.

It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to drive a jetski at 40 mph if you are a novice jet skier.

In speaking with an experienced jet skier about the dangers of falling from a jet ski, these are the most common types and severity of injuries sustained from a jet ski.

  • Head and spinal injuries can result from hitting the water fast.
  • Broken limbs: Arms, wrists, and legs can become swollen or broken after a fall.
  • Burns can occur when the jet ski engine ignites.
  • Whiplash can also be caused by hitting water at high speed.

It might hurt if you slip off a jet ski. You can reduce your chances of injury if you don’t go too fast and take responsibility for your actions.

Call Action Water Sportz now if you want to rent a jet ski in Myrtle Beach.

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Action Water Sportz
1525 13th Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 280-4100

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4430 Kingsport Road
Little River SC 29566