frequently Asked Questions


Q: Do I need to be a strong swimmer in order to use the Flyboard?

A: Absolutely not. We do encourage our riders to be able to at least swim as this may give them more confidence in the water however a life jacket will be used at all times so even non swimmers would be welcome.

Q. How long does it take to learn to fly the Flyboard?

A. Most people are up and flying within 10 minutes with a Flyboard Certified Instructor. Your flight experience may vary depending on your ability to execute your flight instructors directions, but most are performing basic maneuvers and flying up to heights of 3-5m in a 30 minute session. 

Q. Is there a weight limit?

A. Yes, the minimum weight is 45kg and the maximum weight is 150kg.

Q. What is the minimum age to be able to Flyboard?

The minimum age requirement for a person to try flyboarding is 15 years old. However, persons who are younger are allowed to fly with a signed waiver form from a parent or legal guardian. People as young as 10 years old and weighing at least 45kg can try flyboarding.

Q. What is Flyboarding?

A. Flyboarding is an extreme water sport, one of the newest and coolest out there because it gives you a chance to experience flight! It was created by Franky Zapata in 2012. It works by using water pressure to propel the flyboard into the air with a rider balancing on top. The flyboard is controlled by a jet ski which emits water to the flyboard through a 18m long hose. The water in turn is pushed out the jets of the flyboard, raising it into the air. The rider on the flyboard controls the navigation of the board and jet ski, while the instructor on the jet ski controls the power.

Q. How safe is Flyboarding?

A. For safety reasons the instructor will be in charge of the power supply to the board at all times. Our instructors are trained in CPR and First Aid,  and are remained continually committed to a certification program. For additional safety lifejackets and helmets are required to be worn during the flight. At FlyBoardNZ  we want to ensure you have fun without compromising your safety!