We may not have the best climate, yet our varying landscapes enable us to enjoy plenty of adventure sports. In summertime, water sports are more recommendable than usual and if you are looking for an adrenalin rush we propose hiring a jet ski for the day.

Jet skis have been around since the 1970s and made famous by various Hollywood action movies such as Waterworld. It is a personal motorised watercraft that can be driven standing up or sitting down. There are up to four-seat models available!

Jet ski driver and passenger

The average speed of a jet ski is between 65 – 85 mph. As you can imagine, their speed has a lot of appeal for water daredevils. The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) holds annual world finals; jet skiing enthusiasts demonstrate their freestyle skills to score points.

Jet skis are not only fast but capable of jumping among other more elaborate moves such as the Barrel Roll, Nose Stab and Fountain. The agility of the driver is very important as you can see from our photo of Jack Moule, the British National Freestyling Champion. We don´t expect you to be competing against Jack anytime soon!

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Jet skiing is an exhilarating sport and very accessible as no previous experience is necessary to participate. If you are looking for an alternative day out we invite you to browse the various jet skiing centres featured on yumping.co.uk. We guarantee that there is a centre closer to you than you think. You will be wave hopping sooner than you can imagine!