Surfing has been an extremely popular water activity that is known for having a relaxed lifestyle, pushing yourself to new limits and “catching the perfect wave.” In the recent years, companies such as Red Bull, Monster and other action sport companies have helped grow the sport of surfing. With it growing at an extremely fast rate, surfing is getting unprecedented exposure. With the exposure, the sport has reached out to skilled personal watercraft riders to tow the surfers out in the water so that the surfers are not exhausted when a perfect wave comes. It is no easy task to maneuver a large, three-person watercraft with crashing waves. The rider is risking their life so that the surfer can find their perfect wave.
Recently, Strong Island Jet Ski Instagram Account posted a video featuring a tow boat and a surfer out in the ocean. Unfortunately for this tow boat rider, it ended bad as a crashing wave overpowered him and threw him off his craft. While the video does not show if the rider was okay, we know that it would have definitely had an impact on him. We hope that every tow boat rider, freestyle rider and average coast rider who ventures out into the rough ocean stays safe. It is a ton of fun but it is extremely dangerous. Please understand your skills and if the weather forecast calls for bigger swells than your capabilities maybe you should just wait till next weekend. Be safe out there and have fun.