Water Sports by Jet Ski
If you enjoy tow sports like wakeboarding, water skiing, or tubing, there are specially designed jet skis made just for that purpose. Most jet skis are designed to allow water sports — the only styles that you cannot tow a rider on are standing jet skis, and older models with two-stroke engines. Larger, 3-seater jet ski models are best for towing riders since they have more powerful engines and a higher weight capacity. Sea-Doo wake series jet skis are even specifically designed for water sports.
A few advantages of using a jet ski instead of a boat for tow sports:
- Safety. The propulsion system of jet skis actually makes it safer to wakeboard, tube, or water ski behind a jet ski
- Affordability. Generally, a jet ski rental is cheaper than a boat rental for water sports.
- Ease. After a rider falls, it’s faster to get them back up again with the maneuverability of a jet ski.
There are a few disadvantages, though, to consider before you go out:
- The size of the wake. Jet skis can’t create large enough wakes for impressive wakeboarding tricks, or large waves for tubes to fly over.
- Smaller crowd size. The smaller size limit means fewer passengers and people can enjoy water sports with you. Plus, storing the equipment for transport is more cumbersome.
- A lower hitch point. The tow rope being located lower does present a risk of it being caught in the motor, and makes it difficult for riders to perform jumps.