Flyboarding is an extreme water sport, one of the newest and coolest out there because it gives you a chance to experience flight! It was created by Franky Zapata in 2012. It works by using water pressure to propel the flyboard into the air with a rider balancing on top. The flyboard is controlled by a jet ski which emits water to the flyboard through a 50 foot long hose. The water in turn is pushed out the jets of the flyboard, raising it into the air. The rider on the flyboard controls the navigation of the board and jet ski, while the rider on the jet ski controls the power.
Basic maneuvers are learned by beginners at a height of approximately 5 feet over the water. However, most people go up to 10 feet their first time. Experienced rider fly at around 10-15 feet, while the maximum height they normally reach is about 35 feet.
Flyboarding involves two people, one on a jet ski and the other on the board. The jet skiier controls the water supply to the flyboard, and so controls the height it reaches. The jet skiier’s control over the height is not total as the flyboarder can adjust the height based on the way they balance on the board.
Flyboarding is very easy to learn! On average people get up on the board within 2-5 minutes and start flying, and basic maneuvres are learned within 20 minutes usually. It may take longer for some but our instructors will be right there to guide you through the process and have you flying in no time.
The minimum age requirement for a person to try flyboarding is 18 years old. However, persons who are younger are allowed to fly with a signed waiver form from a parent or legal guardian. People as young as 12 years old and weighing at least 100 lbs can try flyboarding.
Yes. Although flyboarding equipment is durable the maximum weight it can support is 350 lbs. Height doesn’t matter and standard equipment can accommodate shoe sizes between 6 and 13, making the sport incredibly accessible!
No! Although this is considered an extreme sport, it definitely does not require any extreme skills. The most important skill you need is standing! As long as you can stand on the board, basic maneuvers like turning can be easily learned. You don’t need superpowers to fly like Superman!
Helmets and lifejackets need to be work and are provided on site. Wetsuits are optional, you can bring one if you want.
For safety reasons the instructor will be in charge of the power supply to the board at all times. Our instructors are trained in CPR and First Aid, are remained continually committed to a certification program. For additional safety lifejackets are required to be worn during the flight. At FlyBoarding Toronto we want to ensure you have fun without compromising your safety!
No! Swimmers of all levels are welcome to participate. Life jackets are required to be worn at all times so even non-swimmers can ride. Experience in swimming however is encouraged so you will have that added confidence boost while you are on the board!
Flights can be booked by calling in at (647) 999-9559. You can also schedule flights online from this site by using the form on the contact us page.
A flyboard can go as high as 35 feet in the air! In regards to diving, we do not recommend you go deeper than 8 feet as the pressure can rupture your eardrums, and your eyes may not pressurize.