One more thing that a PWC is uniquely suited to perform? Try towing and slingshotting a surfer into monstrous ocean waves.
It was surf legends Laird Hamilton, Buzzy Kerbox and Dave Kalama who, with a crew of Hawaiian island friends, originally pioneered the idea. Using PWCs, they rode offshore and targeted fast-moving waves previously considered unreachable by traditional paddling, using the PWCs’ speed and agility to get into position and then hurtle their rider, wakeboard-style, onto the wave’s face.
In this way, PWCs opened up a whole new world of surf to those with the skills — and let’s face it, the cojones — to try it.
Sea-Doo Wake 155
Dry Weight: 765 lb.
Storage Capacity: 30.8 gal.
Engine: Naturally aspirated 3-cylinder 4-stroke
Displacement: 1,494 cc
Rated Horsepower: 155
Fuel Capacity: 15.9 gal.