This summer I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try out Surftek’s jet propelled surfboards. To say I was intimidated and little bit scared would be an understatement. Though in earlier years, I was very athletic, let’s just say that life got in the way and I wouldn’t consider myself in good shape. I’m in my mid-thirties, and even though I used to be athletic, I have never skateboarded, snowboarded, downhill skied, water skied, used a wakeboard or even a jetski! I was definitely out of my element. I was told that basically almost anyone can ride this board and that it was relatively easy to do so. This however did not assuage my fears, but made them worse! If almost anyone can ride this powered surfboard, what if I can’t?!?!?! I was given a few basic pointers, and away I went. I started first by sitting on the board, just to get the feel of it. The next, and most difficult challenge, was to balance and somehow stand up. Thank goodness for the front handle/controller! I pulled and held on to that handle for dear life! But guess what? I was up and standing on my very first try! I couldn’t believe it! Definitely an ego booster. I lasted about 15 mins or so until the inevitable happened, and I fell off. But, I pulled myself back up on to that board and was on my way again. It became easier with every attempt, and after only a handful of attempts on weekends, did I start to consider myself to be not too bad. I could even go around the entire lake without falling off once! It is also highly addictive, as you want to continually try to push your limits and start to do more. Learning the board truly is very easy, and it really is a board for all ages and for anyone. I highly recommend it, and if you have fears that you will not be able to ride it, put those fears aside. If I can ride it, anyone can!
Thank you so much Surftek for a great summer!