What a thrilling and an exhilarating experience to hover above the water (15 – 20ft) and fly with the new X-Jetboard (Jetblade).
We first witnessed the original flyboard in Vietnam and I was determined try it sometime during our travels. When we arrived in Koh Samui, Thailand I noticed that they were doing the flyboard on Chaweng beach. I looked into the extreme activity some more and was even more excited to give it a try. During my research I found Aquaman-Samui online who specializes in watersports, tours and flyboarding. Fortunately for me, Boris (one of the owner’s) had just received the brand new X-Jetboard — the first of its kind in Thailand! — which allows you to move your feet more freely than the fixed flyboard and therefore be able to control the direction and do more tricks with more ease.
I was excited to give it a try. Boris gave me a quick briefing and I was off gliding through the water like a dolphin towards the deeper waters. I was pretty chuffed with myself that it only took me two attempts and about 3-5minutes before I mastered the feel of the jets below my feet.
To my surprise I mastered it on the first attempt.
From there I was fearless and wanted to do as much as I could. It was an absolute blast and I could have been out there for hours. I was able to do some impressive spins, turns, dives and swim like a dolphin under the water at great speeds. Being able to hover so high above the water was a great feeling. After realizing how high I was above the water I thought that maybe I should try a backflip, and to my surprise I mastered it on the first attempt.
Having a great operator like Boris behind the acceleration of the throttle can make or break the experience. Boris was excellent at evaluating what I could do and gave the appropriate acceleration throughout the entire experience. Thanks Boris!
If you are looking for fun, adventure and excitement while being on the water be sure to try the Jetboard while in Koh Samui, Thailand. Aquaman Samui Sea Sports is located on Huatanon beach just past Lamai beach if you are traveling from Chaweng Beach. They have an office at the Chao-Lay restaurant in front of the Samui shooting range. They offer different packages for all water sports, tours and /activities.
The Honeymoon Couple were invited to try the X-Jetboard by AquaMan-Samui, however the views and opinions expressed (and the fun!) are solely our own.