"Everybody ready?" the captain of the Beach Rider Jet Boat bellowed over the roar of the little boat's giant engine. Ready or not, we were off.
For the next five minutes, I just about laughed my head off. A ride on the jet boat at Broadway at the Beach was the most fun and ridiculous five minutes of our time in Myrtle Beach, and maybe even of the whole year.
My family and another family of four put on our life preservers and piled into the little blue and green boat with the gigantic engine. Within seconds we were zooming across the lake that sits in the center of Boradway at the Beach, the outdoor shopping, restaurant, and entertainment complex.
When we got the other end of the lake, our captain spun the boat around in a 360-degree, high-speed turn. It felt like half of the boat flew out of the water, and water sprayed and splashed all over us. Before we knew it, we were racing over our own wake, flying, bumping and bouncing over the water at high speed until we pulled into another crazy 360.