Sea-Doo Comments on Summertime and Responsible Riding

Sea-Doo has three pillars of riding that lead to a safe and respectful time on the water. These are safety, environment, and etiquette. Safety begins with understanding the proper way to ride and wearing the essential safety gear.

A proper fitting life jacket is the number piece of gear that must not be overlooked. A PFD is required by law for both operator and passengers. This piece may save your life if you’re in an accident or simply fall off the ski.

One item that is often overlooked is neoprene shorts. These can protect your private parts from a painful enema type accident that can cause internal injury. No one wants to have to go to the hospital for something like that. You’ll also want to attach your key tether to the D-ring on your life jacket or around your wrist to shut down the engine if you fall off.

As a responsible rider, you want to be aware of your surroundings like other jet skiers and boaters on the water.

Keep a safe distance when jetting around and if you’re close to the shore, ride at the appropriate speed and scan the area constantly. Keeping the noise down and being a conscientious rider are part of good riding etiquette and will be appreciated out there.

We can go to super cool places on our watercraft and as responsible riders, it is important to know the rules wherever we go.

Some areas prohibit jet skis due fragile ecosystems, or they may be marine sanctuaries. Sea-Doo implores us to be aware and to respect these areas, to do no harm to the sea life.

Coral reefs and shallow water are two places you want to keep a safe distance and be extra careful. You never know when an unsuspecting sea creature like a manatee might be lumbering just under the surface.

Slow down and take it easy and you might have a friendly encounter with a sea cow or a dolphin. Have fun and be safe out there!

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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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