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A Beginner’s Guide to Flyboarding

Gaurav Kadam
An extreme water sport, Flyboarding is for the thrill-seekers. Invented by a French watercraft rider, Franky Zapata in 2012, it has been termed as one of the safest and quick learning sports.

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How Does It Work?

A flyboard is a hydroflighting device which is attached to a personal watercraft. Its unique design can take you high in the air and underwater too!

Flyboarding Tips for Beginners

  • Basic level swimming is a pre-requisite.
  • Supervision of an elder is a must for those under 18 years of age.
  • Listen carefully to the instructions of your Jet Ski Pilot.
  • Pregnant women must refrain from this activity.
  • It is advised not to engage in flyboarding during high-tide.
  • Put on your wetsuit, life jacket, and helmet along with the flyboarding boots.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited before going on this adventure.

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  • Maintaining the right balance is of utmost importance. Straighten your legs and tilt your feet slightly forward at the beginning.
  • Swim away from the personal watercraft to avoid any collision.
  • In case, you dive into the water (along with the equipment), try to keep your hands above your head to avoid injury.

Best Places to Flyboard

  • Dubai
  • Gold Coast, Australia
  • Costa Blanca, Spain
  • Birkirkara, Island of Malta
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Lake Garda, Italy

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Did you know?

A flyboarding stunt was first done in a Bollywood film titled Bang Bang! starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.