Summer is almost here. That means it's time to get your Sea Doo out on the water and have some adrenaline-pumping fun.
But before you take a seat on any personal watercraft and rev your engine, there are a few things you'll want to do first to keep yourself comfortable. After all, safety is key when you're on the water.
5 Things To Keep You Comfortable On Any Watercraft
When you're out on the water, you're moving at a fast speed. Bugs are going to be flying at you and small waves will hit your legs. Wind is also a mighty force to reckon with.
That said, you can't get on a jet ski from your local Sea Doo dealer in Michigan
and expect to be comfortable in a bathing suit. Here are five things you need to stay safe and comfortable on the water:
- Long-sleeved shirts and pants
It may seem counter-intuitive to wear long-sleeved shirts and pants in the summer. But moving air on a watercraft can turn any warm day into a chilly one. Long-sleeved shirts and pants keep you warm and protect you from any flying debris (like bugs).
Like with dirt bikes and motorcycles, gloves on a jet ski are essential. The vibration of the engine can make your hands numb. Numb hands can make it difficult to steer your watercraft, which is dangerous.
You may think you're protected from the sun because you're wearing a long-sleeved shirt. Or you may think you don't need sunscreen because it's a cloudy day. But sunburns on the water can be worse than the ones you get on land. This is because the water reflects sunlight onto your face. So you're getting twice the burn.
- Wrap-around sunglasses
Wrap-around sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun and water glare. They also protect your eyes from wind, bugs, and dryness.
Your ears can be sensitive to wind and water. Ear-plugs protect your ears from any discomfort and prevent potential earaches.
It's no secret Americans love their motorsports and being on the water. In fact, in 2016, the global spending on motorsports sanctioning bodies was projected to total $5.58 billion.
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