Water sports like water skiing, wake boarding or simply driving a speed boat etc are great fun but all of them come with their own share of risk. The life jacket is also called as personal floatation device of PFD. The reason why you should wear life jackets is simple. The answer is “it keeps you safe and alive”. Mostly people have some common misconceptions which discourage them from wearing life jackets.
Life jackets and their usage
Some types of life jackets (Type 1 PFD) are meant for rough waters where it takes a long time to rescue a person. These jackets can help you survive for days as they are one of the toughest survival devices. Life available in various sizes and shapes but there are certain conditions that you need to take care of in order to make them useful. You must ensure that the life jacket is appropriate for the situation and the user knows how to use it. The device must not be torn or damaged in anyway otherwise it becomes a threat to safety.
The best thing you could do is to actively understand whether all people on board are wearing life jackets complete with all zippers, ties and straps tightly in place. There is no guarantee that carrying lifejackets on board on the board while you are wake boarding will guarantee your safety. The boat may capsize or some other unpleasant incident may occur. However having life jackets on board will guarantee faster rescue operations and safer conditions for all concerned parties.