Where most companies have a company car we have settled for a company jet ski. No car is going to put us front row into 40ft surf to document big wave surfers taking the drop and risking there life. Our Jet Ski is made by Sea Doo and is a three seater GTX Super Charged. We highly suggest Sea Doo. as we have never had any problems with it and the good thing with the Sea Doo’s the water (salt) does not run through the engine as they are made with there own closed cooling system.
Our Ski has been out to surfing spots Todos Santos, Laguna, Oceanside, Oceano, Avila, Mouse Rock, Mavericks and more. Pro surfers that have been on it range from Peter Mel, John John Florence, Darryl “Flea” Virostko (where he punched us through a 15ft wall of white water at Mav’s we can assure you that was not fun), Hans Hagen, Cory Lopez, Kyle Knox, Mike Parsons and so forth.
Two times we have had rope get sucked up underneath into the propeller. Once while we were watching Snips surf DMJ’s in Oceanside and another when we were towing a boater and when he dropped the rope, shwoop, under the ski. It is never fun getting the rope stuck, but if you have a ski we highly suggest you get a good saw that can fit underneath so when this does happen to you as it’s not if but when.
If you see us out in the line up or the ski being towed on the highway be sure to say hello or give us a little honk.