Boat Tip Tuesday: How to Keep Your Water Chop-Free For Water Sports

Boat Tip Tuesday: How to Keep Your Water Chop-Free For Water Sports

If you’re into boating and water sports, you know how fun it is to have a smooth, calm body of water to play on. Having a glassy surface makes performing your cuts and tricks easier, while also allowing you to have more confidence to try new tricks. Plus, after pounding through heavy chop on a kneeboard, wakeboard, or slalom for a few minutes, you’ll feel like an arthritis sufferer.

What if you could find out how to help make your water chop-free with one simple boating technique? Impossible? Nope.

How Do You Help Keep Your Water Chop-Free?

Ironically, one of the primary reasons that the water gets choppy in the first place is the way that many boat drivers turn around to get their rider after he/she has fallen. Typically, after the rider falls, the driver immediately powers into a big turn sending wake out in all directions over the water. The driver doesn’t realize it, but they’ve just made the water a whole lot more choppy and a whole lot less fun for themselves, their rider and everyone else on the water.

So, what’s the right way to pick up your fallen rider?

  1. Stop – As soon as your rider falls, immediately stop your boat.
  2. Wait – Wait a few seconds for your boat to come to a full stop.
  3. Turn & Idle – Once your boat has stopped, slowly turn your boat around and idle back to your rider.

If everyone on the water performed this simple technique when their riders fell, it would be a whole lot more fun for everyone on the water.

Spread the word and help us stop the chop to create a chop-free future!  

Was this boat tip helpful?

If you found this boat tip helpful, please share it! Also, if we can ever help you put a new boat coverbimini top or other accessory on your boat, let us know. If you mention this blog post when you instant message or call in your order, we’ll give you an additional 10% off!



  1. Darold Heck June 18, 2013 Reply

    I have a 15.5 trihaul with a trolling motor on front. I would like the price of a travel cover and bimini top please. The motor is a outboard. The boat is a 1975 old but good

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 Reply

      Sure Darold! Thanks for contacting us! Who is the manufacturer, and what is the model? This will help me to determine if we have a certain size bimini top recommended. We are also happy to offer you 10% off for contacting us off of the blog! You can email me or call me with any questions.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Prove you\'re not a bot. Solve this math problem. *