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A Fall Is Coming: Recovering Your Jet Ski

38795192 - a man fall down from the jet ski.

38795192 – a man fall down from the jet ski.

The reality that fall is right around the corner will cause so many Jet Ski riders distress it might actually cause them to fall off their vehicle. Well, maybe not, but if by some chance you’re out on the water and you fall off your personal watercraft, it’s important to know how to recover it and get back on.

Fall Jet SkiIt doesn’t matter if you’re the best rider in the world, accidents happen sometimes, including falling off your ride. Of course, you want to do what you can to not fall off, which means knowing how to balance and ride properly. That includes sitting down on the seat with your feet forward on the running boards with your back slightly bent. This position is stable and safe, and will also enable you to better absorb the shock of any large or rogue waves that could potentially cause you to fall off.

Of course, falls can still happen, and if you do end up in the water, you should first swim back to the Jet Ski and grab on to the vehicle’s reboarding handle with one of your hands. Once you do that, grab on to the back of the watercraft at a spot that gives you the most leverage to pull yourself up. If your Jet Ski does not have a reboarding handle, you simply grab on to the back with both hands.

Once you’ve gotten a good grip, thrust yourself up, kicking both feet in the water in the process. This will push you upward and back on to the Jet Ski. Once you’re back on, position your feet to where you will regain balance. Then carefully sit back and grab the handles. Last, reattach your safety lanyard and start it back up.

Woody’s Watercraft offers Jet Ski, wave runner and personal watercraft rentals in Madeira Beach, Florida. If you’re looking to have fun on the water this fall, book online today!

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