Category: Safety Tips

Jellyfish Stings: How to Prevent Them and How to Treat Them

Madeira Beach is home to all kinds of jellyfish: moon jellies, Atlantic sea nettle, cannonball, pink meanie and comb jellyfish, as well as two of the most dangerous types – the Portuguese man of war and the box jellyfish. This means you need to be on high alert for jellyfish both on the water and… Read more »

Jet Ski Safety Tips

Riding a jet ski is fun and exhilarating, but like most things, you need to be careful with them. Jet skis are powerful machines, and if not used properly, can lead to accidents. So what can you do to make sure you stay safe on your ride? Wear a life jacket One of the most… Read more »

Importance of Life Jackets

Whenever you find yourself out on the water, either for a leisurely boat ride or a fun jet ski adventure, then you need to use a life jacket. However, some people are not sold on the benefits of life jackets. If you are still skeptical, then let’s look at the many reasons life jackets are… Read more »

Keep These Jet Ski Techniques in Mind

It’s a beautiful, sunny day. The water looks crystal clear. The tide is just perfect. And the jet ski is ready to go. But before you embark on that jet ski expedition, it’s worth revisiting techniques you may have learned from a class or instructor beforehand, for safety purposes. That way, your jet ski adventure… Read more »

Tips for Beginner Jet Ski Riders

Never jet skied before? You’re in for a treat! It can take a little while to really get the hang of jet skiing, so read on for a few handy tips for beginner jet ski riders. Safety first The first thing you need to do is make sure you’re riding safely. Always wear a life… Read more »

Stay Safe on the Water with These Five Steps

Here at Woody’s Watersports, we always want those who ride our jet skis to have an amazing time out on the water in the safest way possible. Luckily, we can sum up our safety goals with one word: SIPDE. That stands for Scan, Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute. Let’s dive in! Scan Just like driving… Read more »

How to Make Sure a Life Jacket Fits Correctly

Everyone knows how important it is to wear a life jacket when out on the open seas. But if it doesn’t fit properly, it won’t be effective. So how can you make sure your life jacket fits correctly? Sizing Life jackets for children are broken down by weight into three categories: infant/toddler (8-30 lbs), child… Read more »

How to Ride Jet Skis With Kids

Are you going on a vacation and looking for things to do with the whole family? Don’t cross jet skiing off of your list – you can take your kids along for the ride as long as they have a personal flotation device and are positioned between two adults if they are extremely young. Although… Read more »

Staying Safe: Leading Causes of PWC Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Jet Ski Accidents

At Woody’s Watersports, we offer some of the fastest and flashiest personal watercrafts available for rent, and you’re certain to have a blast when you rent from us. But it’s not all fun and games out on the water – it’s important to stay safe, too. To help in creating a more positive play environment… 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 »