This epic new extreme water sport will make you want to hit the waves
Jet surfing is the new craze that pushes the boundaries of water sports using engineering and electronics to create a new way to ride.
Jet surf riding is easy to learn but difficult to master and you don’t need any surfing skill or experience whatsoever, although it obviously helps.
As the boards weigh a mere 15 kg, they are extremely nimble and responsive while the straps and footpads are made of specialised memory foam to connect the riders to the boards.
Michal Lošťák, a manager at JetSurf, said:”The experience of Jet surfing is exactly what it sounds like: surfing with jet power.
“It’s a massive adrenaline rush to accelerate on a board which, in terms of the power to weight ratio and the lack of friction, is one of the most powerful craft of any type in the world.
“Jet surfing can transform a calm body of water into a surfer’s playground.
“If there is some wake from a boat or a choppy surface then it’s full of kickers and jumps where riders can get some serious air, allowing big grabs, tweaks, method airs and even back flips.”
Jet surfing is less risky and dangerous than other extreme sports.
Michal said: “The risks and dangers are minimal mainly because of the light weight design and the auto cut-out feature which stops the engine as soon as the rider lets go of the handle.
“Obviously, we recommend surfers ride within their limits and wear life vests and helmets, also to stay aware of prevailing water conditions and respect other water users.”
Whether it’s a lake or your favourite surf break, jet surfing could be the next big thing.