When you book a fly board session, you’ll begin with a safety briefing where the staff will kit you out with a wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket. An experienced instructor will take you through the following basic man-oeuvres:
- Taxiing through the water
- Turning to the left and right around the instructor
- Standing up
- Falling – if it is your first time, you will fall into the water before you get the hang of the board. Persistence is key, so communicate with your instructor, keep trying, and you will fly
- Flying – position your feet as if you are standing on the ground, lock your knees and keep your back straight with arms relaxed by your side. You are flight ready! Once you are out of the water, lean on your toes to drive forward and lean on your heels to drive backwards.
- Turning – turn your head toward the direction you wish to go, drop your shoulder and lean on your leg with the opposite leg bent. Students should rotate around the jet ski and keep a safe working distance of 5-7m from the jet ski. If the hose becomes fully extended, you won’t gain height.
- Flying high – at a safe distance from the jet ski, remain stationary with feet flat. Do not drive forward or turn. Your Fly Board instructor only allows students to fly high if it is safe to do so