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Jet Ski Safety 101

Blog | March 11th, 2023

Here are our top jet ski safety tips that will keep you and others safe on the water.

There are several things you should be aware of when using a jet ski:

  1. Safety equipment: Always wear a life jacket and make sure you have the proper safety equipment on board, such as a whistle or horn to signal for help if needed.
  2. Rules and regulations: Be aware of any local or state laws and regulations regarding jet ski usage, including speed limits, no-wake zones, and designated areas.
  3. Operator age and licensing: Many jurisdictions require a certain age to operate a jet ski, and some require a special license or certification.
  4. Capacity limits: Make sure not to exceed the weight or capacity limit for your jet ski.
  5. Weather conditions: Always check weather conditions before heading out on a jet ski, as high winds, storms, or rough waters can make it dangerous.
  6. Water conditions: Be aware of the water conditions, including currents, waves, and underwater obstacles, which can impact your jet ski and ability to maneuver safely.
  7. Distance and visibility: Keep a safe distance from other boats, swimmers, and other watercraft to avoid collisions, and ensure you have good visibility at all times.
  8. Maintenance and inspection: Regularly maintain and inspect your jet ski to ensure it is in good working order, with no mechanical or electrical issues.

By keeping these things in mind and following safe boating practices, you can help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience while using a jet ski.