Category: Miscellaneous

Five Facts About Manatees for National Manatee Day

Florida has spent the last three decades trying to increase the number of manatees that live in the waters just off the coast of the state. Back in the early 1990s, there were only about 1,300 of them. It’s why federal wildlife officials eventually placed them on the endangered species list. But in 2016, the… Read more »

Ride the Waves on Spring Break

Got plans for spring break? It’s around the corner, so if you haven’t booked a trip yet, come on down to Madeira Beach Florida and hang out at Woody’s Watersports! We’re not your typical personal watercraft rental business. In fact, thanks to our extensive space and unique location, riders can have a great ride on… Read more »

Why Do Jet Skis Spray Water?

One of the most exhilarating summer activities is cruising across the surface of the water on a Jet Ski. To appreciate the thrills that these beautiful aquatic machines have to offer, it helps to really understand how they work and why certain features exist. Not only is it good information to know, it’s also a… Read more »

Romance on the Waves: Take a Ride this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but if you haven’t gotten the perfect gift for your partner yet, don’t worry: Woody’s Watersports is here to help. Why not schedule some romance on the waves this Valentine’s Day? We admit Valentine’s Day can get a little crazy with all the chocolates and the flowers, but the… Read more »

Staying Afloat: A Brief History of Lifejackets

Lifejackets are one of the most underrated tools you can have while being around water. The name says it all – they’re there to help save your life. But how much do you really know about lifejackets? It turns out that lifejackets have a fairly long history, dating all the way back to 1765 when… Read more »

Benefits of Wearing a Wetsuit

Now that colder temperatures are moving in for the winter season, that means water temperatures are going to fall as well. It also means that any rides out on the water are going to be a little colder. If you’re planning on heading out on a Jet Ski rental within the next couple months, it… Read more »

A Brief History of Personal Watercrafts

Most people refer to personal watercraft as Jet Skis. However, this particular phrase is actually trademarked by Kawasaki in Japan. Like Band-Aids or many of a dozen other words that have worked into our vocabularies as an everyday word, “Jet Ski” has become synonymous with personal watercrafts. But how did that come to be the… Read more »

The Health Benefits of Fresh Air

When you’re on vacation, it’s a great chance catch up on some much-needed rest and relaxation and an opportunity to enjoy yourself with new, fun activities. It’s also a chance to unplug, unwind and reconnect with nature and get out and enjoy the fresh air. When you book a rental with Woody’s Watersports, you have… Read more »

Keeping Our Waters Clean

More than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and is vital to supporting all types of life on the planet. Despite this, a large number of water supplies around the world are tainted with a variety of pollutants and refuse that makes them unusable or can cause hazards to the animals… Read more »

Navigating the Waters: Nautical Terms to Know

Nautical Terms

To someone who hasn’t spent a lot of time out at sea, hearing experienced watercraft riders talk to each other could sound like another language! While it’s not actually another language you’re hearing, you are hearing all of the nautical vocabulary that is rarely used on land. When you’re getting ready to spend some time… Read more »