Although personal watercraft (PWC) such as North Myrtle Beach jet ski rentals can be a thrilling water-based activity it is also dangerous. The US Coast Guard (USCG), reported 634 injuries related to personal watercraft in 2018. 196 of these injuries were to children aged 19 and younger.
Broken bones, concussions and scrapes/bruises are the most common injuries. Operator inexperience, operator negligence, operator inattention and improper lookout were the most common causes of all accidents reported to the US Coast Guard (USCG).
Jet skis can be considered boats and must be obeyed while on the water. All individuals jet skiing must have successfully completed a boater safety course since January 2000.
North Myrtle Beach Jet Ski Rentals Safety Tips
- When you rent a jet ski Myrtle Beach, it should not be operated by children under 16 years of age.
- Have your child/children learn safe boating skills.
- Every passenger should always have a personal flotation safety device (or life jacket) at all times.
- Your life jacket and the life jackets of your passengers should fit correctly and support your weight. See the Life Jacket Safety Chart.
- Do not mix jet skiing with alcohol. It’s a jet ski safety tip you must always remember.
- Always ensure that an adult is looking out for you and/or your child at the shore.
- If you are driving a jetski with a passenger, ensure that they are ready to go before your start.
- If you’re riding a jetski while someone else is driving it, ensure that your hands are tightly held. If your hands slip, or you’re not ready to go, inform the driver.
- Always attach the cord to the start/stop switch, your key to your wrist or life jacket to your engine before you start it. The machine will stop if you fall.
- Every rider must wear eye protection, a jacket (in colder climates), gloves, and footwear.
- Be alert for severe weather conditions.
- Avoid touching the pump intake with your hands, feet and hair.
- Never use a jet ski on water less than 24 inches deep.
- Know where your water is.
Call Action Water Sportz if you’re looking for a jet ski rental in Myrtle Beach
Action Water Sportz Little River
4430 Kingsport Road
Little River SC 29566