Don’t Leave Home Without These Essentials


Sea-Doo Ambassador Brett Barley has been fishing and surfing all his life so they asked him for a list of essentials he carries on every ride. His number one item is a PFD for everyone. It is a must have and may save your life on the water. Neoprene shorts are another necessity. They’re comfortable and will protect you from the elements. They will also protect you from unwanted water intrusion in the case of a fall.

An anchor is another item you’ll want to have onboard. This is great if you’re hanging out on a sandbar or if you’ve hit a great fishing hole and you want to stay put. The anchor line can also come in handy as an extra dock line or tow rope. Don’t forget the water! You’ll want to stay hydrated out there. A good water bottle and stash of water in your LinQ cooler can mean the difference between misery and fun in the sun. Dehydration can ruin your day.

A light jacket is something you’ll want to have on hand for those crisp mornings or coming in at dusk. The weather can quickly change also, so you’ll want to be prepared. A satellite radio is an excellent item to carry with you. A simple Garmin inReach or Spot are great choices and can help get you out of trouble should an emergency occur. You can also check the weather with these radios.

Add a safety kit and you’re good to go. Your kit should include 50 feet of rope, whistle, flashlight, and the container it comes in for a bailer. You’ll also need a proper fire extinguisher. You can make your own list and kit based on where you most often ride or the adventures you like. Check out the Sea-Doo Owner’s Zone for more tips on living the Sea-Doo Life.

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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