How to choose your life jacket?
If you are looking to purchase a life jacket and will use it in Miami Beach, in Biscayne Bay, you need to buy a vest that is approved by the United States Coast Guard. First this is the law, but also those vests have been tested in many different ways to make sure you will float enough to save your life. They have proper floatation.
A life jacket will save your life!
The USCGA life jacket will keep you on the surface of the water and it will also prevent breaking ribs or organs from heavy crashes.
So wear it anytime you practice towed watersports or use wave runners.
If you go to the lake, you can buy a Comp vest, but you can only use it at the lake, not in open bay. If you use your vest in Biscayne Bay, you are going to need the USCGA life jacket!
To choose your vest, you need to make it fit well. Take your time to find a life jacket that fit well.
You have today a lot of choice with USCGA vests with nice designs, colors, and most important they are comfortable.
We don’t ask you to wear the old ugly orange life preserver!! You can look nice on the water and protect your life!!
So Wear your vest anytime when you go wakeboarding, waterskiing, wake surfing, tubing, fly boarding or jet skiing!!
At Miami Watersports Paradise, we have the proper equipment and we always use USCGA vests!!
If you like to try some vests, you can visit us. Give us a call at +1-786-484-8022.
About Florida Regulations:
All recreational vessels are required to carry personal flotation devices (PFD).
All PFDs on board or worn by passengers must be U.S Coast guard approved. In addition, life jackets must be in good and serviceable condition, readily accessible and of the proper size for the intended wearer.
Florida life jacket laws:
- All recreational vessels must have at least one personal floatation device (PFD) that is Coast Guard Approved and of the proper size for each person on boat.
- Vessels 16 feet or longer must have one “throwable” type IV PFD which is USCGA and immediately available.
- Children under 6 years old must wear a USCGA life Jacket at all times on any vessel less than 26 feet in length that is underway in Florida waters
Personal Watercraft Regulations:
Each person operating, riding on, or being towed behind a personal watercraft such a Wave runner or a jet ski, must wear an approved non inflatable wearable personal flotation device (PFD)
No one may waterski or use another aquaplaning device unless they are wearing a US Coast guard approved non inflatable wearable personal device (PFD).