Man On Jet Ski Wave Runner Off Beach

Jet Sky Taken From Beach Cottage Fort Myers

Download PicAs I was sitting on the deck of the Gulfshore Grill & Cottage located on Fort Myer’s Beach Florida I captured this pic of a man ridding a  wave runner along the beach.

Waverunner rentals generally cost close to $100 for an hour. This is a very popular thing for tourist to do in all climates that are warm. If you’ve never rode on one of these jet powered mini boats, the cost is well worth the adventure.

Fastest Waverunners

The wave runners average speed is about fifty miles per hour.  Some  have been know to go as fast as 100 miles per hour on the water. This video below shows a waverunner being clocked with a speed gun at 112 miles per hour.

Wave Runner Accidents

The video below is a nice compilation of waverunner accidents. As you watch the video you will notice that many of the accidents that occur on wave runners happen before the riders even leave the dock. It can be difficult to balance on these water sports machines if you don’t know what you are doing. It’s been my experience that if you know how to operate the throttle you can compensate for the tipping of the jet ski in order to not tip and fall off.

There have been several fatal accidents that have occurred while riding waver runners.  What causes accidents on waver runners?

Here’s a list of a few reasons why accidents occur:

  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Rough water
  • Inexperienced operators
  • Reckless driving
  • Excessive speeds

Popular Brands of Wave Runners

  • Sea-Doo
  • Yamaha
  • Honda
  • Kawasaki

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