What do you get when a jet ski racer decides to fly like a bird and dive like a dolphin? The Fly Board, that’s what!
The Fly Board has a hose connected to a jet ski to get propulsion through air and water. In reality, it’s a diving, flying, power house of pure heart-pounding fun.
You’ll begin with a safety/training briefing and our staff will kit you out with a wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket.
From there you will get into the water and your instructor will get you comfortable. It won’t be long before you will be up and out of the water!
We recommend all Flyboarders know how to swim.
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Falling: If it is your first time, you will fall into the water before you get the hang of the board. Persistence is key, so communicate with your instructor, keep trying, and you will fly!
Flying: Position your feet on your Fly Board as if you are standing on the ground, lock your knees and keep your back straight with arms relaxed by your side. You are flight ready! Once you are out of the water, lean on your toes to drive forward and lean on your heels to drive backwards.
Turning: Turn your head toward the direction you wish to go, drop your shoulder and lean on your leg with the opposite leg bent. Students should rotate around the jet ski and keep a safe working distance of 5-7m from the jet ski. If the hose becomes fully extended between the jet ski and the Fly Board, you won’t gain height.
Flying High: At a safe distance from the jet ski, remain stationary with feet flat. Do not drive forward or turn. Your Fly Board instructor only allows students to fly high if it is safe to do so.
Diving: You can learn to dive after you have mastered flying. When you dive, your hands must come up slightly behind your head, and your legs and posture must remain straight. Dive vertically into the water with feet pointing toward the sky. Always dive away from the jet ski and listen carefully to your instructor.
Back dives: For experienced fly boarders only and should only be attempted under the direction of an instructor. Always dive away from the jet ski. Lean on your heels, bend back, look where you want to go. Dive with a straight posture and feet pointed at the sky.
The Fly Board is a singular experience that cannot be duplicated on any other craft and best of all, our friendly, experienced staff at Gold Coast Watersports are confident they can get most people doing basic manoeuvres in under ten minutes.
5 minutes for $135
10 minutes for $175
15 minutes for $199
20 minutes for $249
30 minutes for $349
All safety briefings are done prior to scheduled booking time, so you only pay for the time you’re in the water!
Please note: Minimum age is 12 years old to participate and knowledge of basic swimming is preferable.
Want to know more about our Fly Board experience? Contact us any day of the week to make bookings or discuss our exciting range of adventure packages.