At Fly Guys Watersports in San Diego, we get a large variety of people visiting from all over the world to come fly with us and having been in business for quite a while now, out on the docks, we hear a lot of questions. Most of these would surprise you and some of them are legitimate fears that people have that want to be addressed. I completely understand some questions but a lot of them make you scratch your head and wonder how this person has gotten so far in life. Let’s break this into two categories: Legitimate concerns about flyboarding and questions that probably should be thought out before just being blurted out.
First off, flyboarding is an extreme watersport. A lot of people don’t realize this but where else do you get an 180hp jet ski blasting you out of the water. Safety naturally concerns everyone. Everyone should know that since flyboarding has been around (roughly 4 years now), there has been no claimed accidents or injuries at rental locations. Naturally, professionals get a little banged up but your first timer is in such a controlled state it’s extremely difficult for him/her to get injured. Lots of people ask if they dive into the water, will they keep going down and possibly drown. You could if you keep trying to go down but we teach all our guests how to come right back out of the water so they don’t ever have to worry about drowning. Safety is our biggest concern here and we want everyone comfortable which brings us to everyone’s biggest question, “Do I need to be able to swim to flyboard?” Here’s the deal, you don’t need to know how to swim but you need to be comfortable in the water. If you can’t swim and you freak out as soon as your foot hits the water, you will not get relaxed and you wont be able to flyboard. If you are comfortable in the water but just can’t swim, then yes, you will have a good shot of being able to flyboard. These are all great questions that we get on a regular basis.
Then of course we do get concerns that are legitimate but just make you stop and wonder. First off, where we flyboard here in San Diego, is in the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, the water you get in will be salty. I guarantee it. Also, you are doing a watersport, so you guessed it, you are going to get wet. These are two questions we get on a regular basis that after having heard it so many times just makes us feel like we should get them addressed to the general public. This post is meant to be humorous so please don’t get offended if you read this and you were wondering if the water out here is salty. All questions and concerns we get are all valuable and we are just glad we get to address them.