Safety Beyond the Boat
Distracted Boating is the number one cause of boating accidents each year. HEY WAVE visibility "wristflags" were developed to protect our loved ones from unaware boat traffic in crowded waters. What should be a fun filled day on the water should not include anxiety and worry, or worse. Added visibility and just a few seconds of reaction time can prevent boating accidents and save lives. HEY WAVE places safety in the hands of the rider giving them a sense of security and control over their environment.
HEY WAVE is the new water sports norm for Safety Beyond the Boat.
Watch HEY WAVE in action!
Designed for Comfort and Safety
HEY WAVE wristflags are made entirely of quality all weather, high visibility materials designed for style and comfort to the water sport participant of any age. They simply wrap around your wrist with a one size fits all elastic band and velcro tab.
The downed rider manually deploys and waves the alert flag while in the water notifying the captain of their location and increasing visibility to oncoming boaters. Once the rider is in a safe position the alert flag is simply wrapped back into a caution wristband. HEY WAVEs do not impede water sport performance, even when fully deployed.
From tubing to boarding, swimming at the beach or water park... have fun and be safe with HEY WAVE!
HEY WAVE Background
New laws are in place nationwide to create safety and awareness among recreational boaters and water sport participants. Skier Flags are mandatory on boats in many states pulling skiers, wakeboarders, and tubers. These flags remain with the boat and not with those in the water. HEY WAVE is a visibility device worn by the participant in the water and it remains with them while down until their boat safely returns. It was initially developed to give concerned parents peace of mind knowing their kids have some sort of additional safety through increased visibility.
Hand Signals are a part of Boater Safety Classes. These signals are not always visible or easy for younger riders to convey. HEY WAVE flags provide additional options for signaling to all boaters, especially “I’M OK” or, more importantly, “SEE ME!”