There is a new channel set up by Wavy Boats called Boats vs Haulover Inlet. This channel has narrated collections of short clips that we think you’ll enjoy!
The video we’re going to talk about today answers a question we get all the time…is it ever just “normal” at Haulover Inlet? Will there ever be a calm day at Haulover Inlet, or a boring day? Or is it always as crazy as your blogs and videos make it seem? Well the answer is yes, there are flat calm days or days with just a light chop. I wouldn’t dare call that normal or boring though! You’ll still see your more amazing boats, beautiful people, and questionable choices in one place than just about any where else in the world. Take the start of this video, we see an amazing Midnight Express cruising at what looks like 60mph (the video says 80).
Every time I want to check out a boat I don’t want to see a video of it with a musical background and manufactured footage. I want to see a video with the throttles wide open, in a slight chop, with all the sounds that go with it. So on this calm day at Haulover Inlet I was still pleased to see this amazing boat crushing it out there.
Next you see a Mystic Center Console struggling through the waves. This guy has a great boat, but is not giving the boat enough gas to power through the rough seas. Mystic claims their boats offer a safe and dry ride, but you can’t deny the science of Haulover Inlet waves He’s going to make it through and get back to port, but he, his friends, and their gear are going to be soaked! His boat takes a pounding and, as expected, gets drenched.
Next we see a Pontoon that you might recognize. We wrote a piece a couple months back about the dangers of a pontoon at Haulover Inlet. This is the same boat, its a dad taking his family out to the Sandbar, except he lives a little more dangerously than his screaming wife and kids. They pay the price for him pon-hooning it, as they get soaked and wrenched out of their seats.
Here’s a clip of what kind of danger (or shenanigans if you’re into this stuff:)) you face on a pontoon when it gets rough…
Next we witness a common phenomenon at Haulover Inlet. Kids on the bow, no lifejacket, in rough seas. Now I survived several decades of riding on boats with no lifejacket, but why take the chance and why risk the USCG giving you a hard time? What appears to be their mother is raising the roof and dancing for the camera, in her bikini, while the kids are defying gravity up on the bow.
Next we have a love connection on some Waverunners. Two women appear to be in distress as one of them is in the water and can’t climb back up. (Frequent occurrence!) Another rider comes by and jumps in to help, he suddenly realizes his PWC is floating away. He swims back and gets on it, then helps the woman in the water up on his ski. As she settles into the seat and grabs him around his lifejacket her sly smirk tells you this was all a set up (or was it?)…
The last clip is another classic, the guy on the Waverunner that is pushing it to the limit forgetting his girl is back there. They pound wave after wave before she can’t hang on and flies overboard. I’m guessing he was sleeping on the couch that night.
Watch the complete video