Our Top Jet Ski Riding Tips

September 10, 2021 3:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There’s nothing quite like being on the water—and if you’re on the water on a jet ski, so much the better. Bouncing across the waves on your personal jet ski can be an exhilarating experience, especially if you’re a speed fiend.

On the other hand, if you’ve never ridden a jet ski before, and this is your first time with a jet ski rental, you might be apprehensive. Not to worry—read on to learn our best tips for riding a jet ski. Then book your rental with us, and learn everything else you need to know before you head out on the water.

  • Find out if you need a course: Did you know that you need a license to ride a jet ski in Florida—at least, if you were born after January 1, 1988? All you have to do is complete a boating safety course. This is important information if you’re planning to come to the state and ride a jet ski during your vacation time.
  • Get comfortable: Once you’ve passed your boating safety course and you’re getting ready to go out on the water, take some time to get comfortable on your jet ski. Sit down fully, then find a position that’s comfortable for you. Put your hands on the handlebars, and your feet in the footrests. If you can see and navigate safely from that position, that’s great—and if not, ask your jet ski rental company to help you make the necessary adjustments.
  • Use a lanyard for your keys: Before you can jet off across the waves, you’ll need to turn the jet ski on—and those keys are usually attached to a lanyard around your wrist. If the keys become detached from the jet ski, it will kill the throttle. This is a safety measure. If you fall off, the engine will die. That’s a good thing.
  • Learn how to use the throttle: Next, you’ll learn how to use the throttle on the water. You should push it in slowly and try cruising around the shore at about 5 to 10 mph.
  • Start slow and cruise liberally: Once you’ve gotten the hang of the throttle, it’s time to start enjoying the thrill of the water—but do it carefully. Cruise around the bay or waterways for a while, until you feel like you have a handle on how to maneuver. Remember, safety is paramount. There’s no sense in jumping waves and doing daredevil tricks (perhaps ever), especially when you’re first starting out.
  • Turn without capsizing: Make sure you understand how to turn without capsizing. Jet skis require acceleration to turn, but you also need to keep the load balanced and centered. Don’t take unnecessary risks.
  • Keep your seat: Finally, don’t stand up on your jet ski. It might look cool and fun, but it also leads to terrible accidents when you don’t know what you’re doing.

To schedule your jet ski rental, reach out to Cool Breeze Boats and Jet Ski Rentals today!

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