Jetsurf Basics: Cleaning your jetboard after salt water use

Salt water is not the best friend for mechanical and electric components of your Jetsurf and this is why cleaning your jetboard after salt water use is important.

Learn more about how you will maintain your Jetsurf surfboard correctly to avoid damages through salt water.

Mike cleaning the jetsurf after salt water use
Mike cleaning the jetsurf after salt water use

If you use your Jetsurf in the Ocean or the sea with salt water, you should follow these instructions after each ride.

Mike from Jetsurfingnation created a nice video to make this easy for you. You can watch the video here:

How to properly clean jetsurf after salty water use including the cooling system YouTube play

Step 1 of cleaning your jetboard after salt water use is to spray your entire surfboard from the outside with fresh water.

Spray it from all sides and don’t be too shy with the water.

The next step is to take off the cover to get access to the inside of your jetboard and to remove the gasoline tank.

Cover the carburettor (you don’t want water in your carburettor) and spray the inside of your surfboard.

lazy way of cleaning the cooling system
lazy way of cleaning the cooling system

After that you tilt the board and start the bilge pump. This will blow out the water from inside your Jetsurf board.

Now you have to clean the cooling system, which is a more difficult task. (No worries, you will make it ;-))

BTW, if you want to go the lazy way, you just take a plastic box, fill it with fresh water, put the back of your engine into the water and start the engine.

Intake of the watercooling system
Intake of the watercooling system

But by building your own little tool which is quite easy you will enjoy a much more comfortable way of cleaning your jetboard after salt water use.

The intake of the cooling system is a little bit difficult to reach, but with the self-made tool which is very well described in Mike’s video above it is a no-brainer and an easy way to clean your cooling system.

simple tools for cleaning your jetboard after salt water use
simple tools for cleaning your jetboard after salt water use

After that you just have to start the engine one more time to get the rest of the fresh water out and you are set.

Once you are used to it, the overall process should not take more than 2 minutes.

Thanks for the video to Mike from jetsurfingnation.com