jet ski

jet skiMy summer holiday experience is never complete until I hop on and take a ride on a jet ski. My favorite jet skiing spot is Myrtle Beach. This year will be no different. In fact I have already booked my jet ski with Action Water Sportz Jet Ski Rentals. I realized early on that booking your jet ski early spares you a lot of trouble in the summertime.

While jet skiing is a lot of fun, it is important to always take the necessary safety measures to reduce the chances of mishaps on the water. Taking precautions will not only keep you and your family safe, it will also keep the fun going on your jet ski longer.

Here are several safety tips to make your jet skiing experience safe and memorable:

(1)Wear a life jacket

You just can’t be too cool for a life jacket. You need one, even if you are a great swimmer. It is also important that the jacket fits properly. A jacket that is too small will struggle to keep you afloat. On the other hand, a jacket that is too big may allow too much water to push it up to your face. Always confirm that the jacket is the right fit for jet skiing and that it has the approval of the U.S. Coast Guard.

(2)Check the jet ski’s fuel level before setting out

Equipment failure is one of the most common causes of accidents. Checking the oil and fuel levels as well as the cables before launch is the best way to ensure that you don’t risk stalling in the middle of your jet skiing.

(3)Do not drink and jet ski

Although this sounds like a no-brainer, it is not always the case. There are people who think they can handle a water craft after taking a few drinks. This rule applies whether you are the rider or the passenger. Alcohol severely impairs your judgment, coordination and reaction time. In fact it is top on the list of causes of jet ski Myrtle Beach accidents. If you drink, stay out of the water.

(4)Avoid over speeding

This is another common cause of water craft accidents. Always ride at safe speeds and keep a reasonable distance from other riders. This is the only way you can allow yourself ample room in case you need to stop.

(5)Always stay alert

Many people take their eye off the ball once they learn how to ride a jet ski. Always remember you are not alone in the water. There are other skiers, swimmers or divers that may be in the same area as you. Stay alert to keep you and everyone else safe.

(6)Always have the shore in sight

There are many stories of people getting lost in the waters after veering too far away from the shore. And when close to the shore, don’t go too close to congested or residential areas.

Bottom line

Following the necessary safety precautions is the safest bet to preventing most jet ski rental accidents. As you enjoy your summer in the waters, keep everyone protected by following these easy safety tips.

It is not too early to call Action Water Sportz and reserve your fun in the sun.

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