This is a video that shows people driving their S4 skiffs standing, riding the saddle seat, and sitting side-saddle, with and without a passenger on board, on flat water, in the chop, and in the ocean, in 2 ft waves. No problem whatsoever – Just fun, fun, fun!
Stability is non-issue in the S4 – It’s neither a problem in the physical sense, namely how the boat reacts to external forces, or in the ergonomic and psychological sense, namely balancing oneself as a driver or a passenger.
Driving is easy and intuitive, with or without a tiller extension, and the boat does what you want it to do, and feels almost like an extension of yourself.
Driving standing feels like skiing, except for the fact that you fully control both speed and direction.
Unlike standing in a Jon boat or on the flat deck of a common skiff, you stand in the S4 with a foot at the bottom of each hull and the saddle serves you as extra support and balancing enabler. In this sense, it’s more like riding a big personal watercraft, a.k.a. jet-ski, waverunner, etc.
A person who had never driven a boat before can drive an S4 standing within a short time on their first trip in it.
Many thanks to Captain Larry Jarboe, who made this possible and so enjoyable 🙂
Starring in this movie are (alphabetically) Dave, Larry, Orit and Yoav.
8 thoughts on “Four people having fun in three Wavewalk S4 skiffs, Key Largo”
Great Video, thanks for showing how much fun these S4’s are.
Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.
Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
This is just the beginning. We have more coming…
For all you oldies music fans – a new twist on the old Beach Boys song:
She’ll have Fun, Fun, Fun till your daddy takes your Wavewalk away!
Nice scenery, action and company.
Maybe I will visit Florida before I retire.
Cheers from Canada.
You definitely should! 🙂
Now that’s a bunch a fun right there. Great movie and an excellent representation of the S4.
Thank you Jill,
Driving this thing in Key Largo was fun beyond belief 😀