We hear the term offshore riding and racing used frequently yet many times offshore racing is mischaracterized. Allow us to define it:
Having a race in salt water does not constitute an "Offshore Endurance Race." Don't misinterpret what we're saying or become defensive, there is nothing wrong with other forms of racing, they're all great and we love them all! They're just not all offshore races.
Offshore PWC Racing involves racing PWC offshore a minimum of 35 miles i.e., in the open ocean off the coast where the PWC racer encounters mother nature, her swells, sharks, kelp and cross chop at high rates of speed. True offshore racing does not involve riding in salt water behind a break-wall there to offer protection from the elements.
Offshore racing and riding involves big waves, chop, tanker wakes, possible fog and big ocean; this is truly offshore riding and racing. Offshore PWC racing attracts a very special breed of racer that has true endurance to race PWC in rough water for long distances. The offshore racer must be able to tolerate a great deal of pain. He/she must be able to endure the potential violence inflicted on the human body that only the open ocean can inflict on man/woman and PWC Machine at a high rate of speed. It usually involves long distances (minimum of 35 miles) and straight lines that involves some navigation skill. There is no break-wall to protect the racer.
Currently there is only one true offshore PWC race in the United States every year, the Long Beach to Catalina PWC Offshore National Championship Race. Depending on participation, there is also the Dana Point to Avalon Offshore Sprint and the Dana Point to Oceanside and Back Offshore Race. Do you have what it takes?
Do not be confused, there is only one offshore PWC racing niche and it is just that - off shore in the open ocean between you, your machine and mother nature. Oh how we love it so
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