jet ski

jet skiIf you want to ride a jet ski and you’re new to this type of water vehicle, then this post is for you. Listed below are some tips to help you ride a jet ski safely.

Basic Jet Ski Riding Tips

What are the equipment required for riding jet skis?

  • life jacket
  • fire extinguisher
  • air horn or whistle
  • identification card placed inside a waterproof bag

What are the recommended equipment for jet skis?

  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Solar charger
  • Shock tube
  • Skier down flag
  • Bilge pump
  • Distress flag

What are the things you should not do on a jet ski?

  • Don’t do stupid things.
  • Don’t drive after dark
  • Don’t drive under the influence
  • Don’t exceed the watercraft limit in terms of the number of people you can carry.
  • Don’t start the jet ski in shallow water.

What are other tips for jet ski beginners?

Take a boaters safety course – if you’re a new jet ski rider, consider taking a boaters safety course. Some states require jet ski riders to take it, especially those that are under a specific age bracket while other states don’t. Even if you’re living in a state that doesn’t require you to get one, taking a boaters safety course will be for your own good. Besides, it’s cheap.

Wear a life jacket – life jackets exist to save your life. Even if you consider yourself a good swimmer, wearing one while riding a jet ski Myrtle Beach shouldn’t be optional. A life jacket will save you in case, for some reason, you’re unable to swim like when you have a leg cramp or when you pass out. It will help keep your head above the water. Don’t forget to attack a whistle to your life jacket.

Use the correct gear – you must wear the correct riding gear.

Dry bag – you should also bring all necessary documents with your like your driver’s license, insurance, and boaters ID. Since you’ll be heading out in the water, you must place these documents inside a dry bag.

Safety lanyard – it is a cord that links you to your jet ski. It’s a kill switch that will turn off the jet ski rental if you fall. Be sure that it’s attached to you when you’re riding a jet ski. It must be placed securely on your life jacket or attached to your wrist. If you don’t, the watercraft may drift away from you if you’re not on it and it may crash to someone else or worse, hit you in the head.

Jet ski controls – you should learn the controls of the jet ski rental before you head out to the water. You should know to turn the jet ski on and off. You should also check the gauge before you head out into the water. You must be familiar with the forward, neutral, and reverse controls as well as how to use the brakes. You should also know how to use the throttle.

Practice – if you’re a first timer to riding a jet ski, you should practice first. Find an empty place where you could play with the jet ski controls before you head out. You can also get tips from your friends who have jet ski experience.

Action Water Sportz provides all needed equipment. We have guides to ensure the safety of all riders. For a great first time jet skiing, call Action Water Sportz for times and availability.

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

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