How fast should the boat for kneeboarding go?
The appropriate boat speed for kneeboarding varies according to the experience level of the kneeboarder. But weight also plays a role, especially if you have children kneeboarding. Use the following weight-based speed guidelines as a starting point when kneeboarding:
For riders weighing 100 pounds or more, 20 miles per hour is an appropriate boat speed for kneeboarding.
- For riders weighing 90 pounds, take the speed down to 18 miles per hour.
- For riders weighing 80 pounds: 16 miles per hour.
- For riders weighing 70 pounds: 14 miles per hour.
- For riders weighing 60 pounds: 12 miles per hour.
- For riders weighing 50 pounds: 10 miles per hour.
- For riders weighing 40 pounds: 8 miles per hour.
If you are introducing children to kneeboarding, check out the Ho Sports Electron kneeboard. It features a pop-up handle holder to make deep water starts easier, as well as a large, orthotic pad for comfort.
For expert advice on introducing children to kneeboarding and other water sports, visit your local Sun & Ski shop.