Everyone wants to have fun and
everyone wants to have a good time, but there are things
that have to be considered no matter what you are about
to do. Anytime that you are going to be involved in
any kind of water sports or similar activities, safety
is not always the first thing on anyone's mind but it
needs to be. I know from personal experience how difficult
it can be to stop in the middle of your excitement and
think about safety. Your amped and you want to get on
the water and start having some fun. Think of it this
way, a few minutes of your time could mean the difference
in going home in one piece or going home at all. Here
are some simple things to take into consideration.
Make sure that everyone that is going to be tubing
is a strong swimmer. This is extremely important. If
they are not a strong swimmer, you should make them
sit it out until the have the necessary swimming skills.
No one wants to think about it, but accidents happen.
Always wear a life jacket. There is nothing macho about
not wearing one and there is nothing macho about going
home in a body bag. Be smart! Take this into consideration.
You are cruising in your two person tube. Everything
is great and both riders are having a blast. A careless
boater comes to close to you and your riders causing
a huge wake, which lifts your riders into the air. They
land back on the water perfectly, but the turbulence
caused them to bump heads. One gets knocked unconscious
and falls out of the tube. Now this most likely would
never happen, but just in case you should be prepared.
Wear your life jacket.
Obey all local boating rules and regulations. These
are put in place for your safety, follow them.
Check all of your tow ropes and harnesses for any frays
or tears and replace as necessary.
Most importantly have fun!