Proper driving technique in chop and rollers can also go a long way in delivering a dry and comfortable ride. One simple suggestion is just to slow your speed, giving the driver more time to react to changing conditions. Keep your hand on the throttle, and change your speed to keep your boat as secure and comfortable as possible when tackling larger waves. Though it may seem safest to tackle waves head on, it often results in a rougher ride, and may risk dipping your bow into the following waves. In tougher conditions, consider aligning your boat to the waves at more of a 45-degree angle off the bow or stern. You’ll rock and roll a little more from side to side, but you’ll alleviate much of the jarring and impact. In fact, in truly difficult situations you may want to tack like a sailboat, trading a direct line to your destination for a safer, more controlled course.