Waterskiing & Wakeboarding
There are several motorised watersport rental companies to choose from along Pampelonne Beach- see our listings for details.
Jetski and wakeboarding: Remember- the best time for these sports is early in the morning before the sea breezes pick up and ruffle the water. Further afield, there’s a watersports park at Le Muy with cable ski-ing and ramps.
Jetskis: Those wanting to ride a jetski need to know that you need a license to operate a jetski in French waters, or you can ride with someone already qualified. You can gain your jetski license in Saint Tropez through the RYA, but it takes a day. If you have your license, you will need to wear a life-jacket and follow all local speed limits and regulations- the water police really are cracking down after some nasty accidents so be aware!
Flyboard: The new craze in motorised watersports is the flyboard, or jetpack- where you strap on a jetpack which is connected to a jetski, which provides propulsion for you to fly 15 metres up in the air or 2.5 metres below the water’s surface.
Seabobs: You can also rent seabobs – a kind of handheld underwater jetski- to cruise underwater. You could also use a seabob with scuba gear if you don’t want to keep coming back up to the surface.
Safety: The waters around here get incredibly busy, so whatever you’re doing keep an eye out for swimmers, divers and snorkelers-as well as yacht tenders which are zipping around like crazy between the yachts and shore in the high summer.