E-Surfer Mag

Jetsurf Tips and Tricks

When I got my first jetsurf a year ago I had to annoy Wayne and Jeff every time I had a question as it was really hard to find any info online. So after 1 year of jetsurfing and finishing the technical training I am ready to give my tips and tricks for jetsurf riders.

Today we start the series

How to properly clean jetsurf after salty water use including the cooling system

In this new short tips&tricks video I will show you how to properly clean jetsurf board after salty water use including the cooling system.

We will cover

  • Cleaning outside after the salty water
  • Cleaning inside the board and getting rid of the water
  • Cleaning the cooling system using my DIY method.
  • Bonus tip: get a pair of Stanley Folding Sawhorse

A lot of things I cover might look simple and obvious for jetsurf experts and veterans, but could be very helpful for people who are just starting out with jet surfing and have no experience in it!

As usual, big thanks to Luis for helping me with filming this and Wayne Brooks from Jetboard Limited and Jeff Scott from Sussex installations and Thomas and Vaclav from Jetsurf Factory for consulting me about the technical part and giving me valuable advice on the board maintenance.

How to choose jetsurf leash, helmets, life jackets, life vests and drysuit ?

In this new short tips&tricks video I will show you how to properly choose a jetsurf leash, how to attach it to the board and common mistakes to avoid.
As a bonus tip, I will show you different types of summer and winter helmets, life jackets and life vests I am using and a dry suite that is perfect for cold winter rides.

We will cover

  • Choosing jetsurf leash, regular vs coiled leash
  • 4 ways to attach the leash to jetsurf, pros and cons
  • 2 types of jetsurfing helmets and what NOT to use
  • Summer and winter life jackets and life vests I am using
  • Dry suite that is perfect for cold winter rides (Ocean Rodeo Soul Classic)

The helmets I show are

  • Jetsurf Helmet LAZER
  • Scorpion Helmets for Motocross
  • MET Parachute Helmet

The life jackets and life vests I am using

  • The Ruthless molded vests by Jobe
  • Jobe Neoprene Vest
  • O’Neill Slasher Comp Vest

I am NOT affiliated with any brands I mention. It’s 100% honest opinion.

A lot of things I cover might look simple and obvious for jetsurf experts and veterans, but could be very helpful for people who are just starting out with jet surfing and have no experience in it!

How to self rescue in the ocean? Jetsurf safety tips.

In this short video im going to show you a self rescue tip that i am
using myself when jetsurfing alone in the open ocean and rough
conditions…

The tips are for ocean jet surfers who ride alone in the rough
conditions. Of course you won’t need flippers in the lake where it’s
30 meters to swim to the shore in the flat water.

What im going to show you might look funny until it is not, because
there is nothing worse than getting stuck alone in the middle of the
ocean far away from the shore with big waves, rocks and rip currents
around you and no plan B.

And if you think it will never happen to you, trust me, it happened
several times to me. The board is very reliable but it can still break
for no reason, or even worse you may get a stick, debris, sea weed or
even fishermans net stuck in the propeller and there is no way to get
it out without the tools. You can also flood your engine during
wipeout or simply run out of gasoline. There are many things that can
go wrong and it’s always better be prepared.

The rule of thumb is saying - never ride further than you are ready to
swim back, but i guess nobody is following it, especially in the ocean
where you have to be far enough from the shore to avoid the waves.
So without further ado, let me jump straight into the ocean to show
you the funny but helpful solution that i use when there are nobody
around to help me. lets go!

We will cover

  • Why you need plan B in the ocean?
  • Security backpack with flipper, paddle gloves and the phone
  • The tips are for ocean jet surfers who ride alone in the rough
    conditions. Of course you won’t need flippers in the lake where it’s
    30 meters to swim to the shore in the flat water.

A lot of things I cover might look simple and obvious for jetsurf
experts and veterans, but could be very helpful for people who are
just starting out with jet surfing and have no experience in it!

How to get rid of the water from the flooded engine? Water in engine jetsurf?

Water in engine of jetsurf? No problem! In this new short tips&tricks
video I will show you how to get rid of the water from the flooded
engine.
It’s really not a big issue though. I use jetsurf over 1 year in the
ocean with real waves and never had to get water out of engine. If you
are careful, it never gets in! Make sure you are never sitting or
laying on the board or flip it over, and you’ll be fine!

We will cover

  • Getting rid of the water from the hull
  • Removing a spark plug
  • Cleaning engine out of water
  • 3 bonus jetsurf tips!

This method is for Jetsurf models 2017, 2018 and newer. If you have an
old board of 2015 generation and older, watch an old video by Martin
Sula here


or 2016 version

A lot of things I cover might look simple and obvious for jetsurf
experts and veterans, but could be very helpful for people who are
just starting out with jet surfing and have no experience in it!

As usual, big thanks to Luis for helping me with filming this and
Wayne Brooks from Jetboard Limited and Jeff Scott from Sussex
installations and Thomas and Vaclav from Jetsurf Factory for
consulting me about the technical part and giving me valuable advice
on the board maintenance.

Andreas is also preparing great set of new articles on these tips

New video is ready

How to add freewheel grease, clean exhaust? Jetsurf maintenance tips

In this short video we are going to cover two most important jetsurf maintenance tips that you need to do every 20-50 hours of use.

We will cover

  • How to add freewheel grease?
  • How to clean jetsurf exhaust and exhaust ball?
  • How to clean the board inside using break cleaner?

A lot of things I cover might look simple and obvious for jetsurf experts and veterans, but could be very helpful for people who are just starting out with jet surfing and have no experience in it!

As usual, big thanks to Luis for helping me with filming this and Wayne Brooks from Jetboard Limited and Jeff Scott from Sussex installations and Thomas and Vaclav from Jetsurf Factory for consulting me about the technical part and giving me valuable advice on the board maintenance.

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