Ocean Watersports Captains

The Ocean Watersports Crew has more experience than any other crew on the water. We care about you and the memories you make in Myrtle Beach, and our goal is to be the best part of your vacation. If any of us can be of service, please let us know. Have fun! Just click or tap the Captain’s name for info.

The Captains

Captain David

Captain DavidCaptain David is the founder of Ocean Watersports. He has been entertaining Myrtle Beach visitors since 1981. Originally from Virginia, David attended the University of Virginia before transferring to Coastal Carolina University where he earned degrees in Accounting and Finance. David has been sailing and piloting a variety of craft on the Atlantic Ocean for over 35 years. He is one of the most experienced parasailers in the world. He genuinely appreciates your interest in Ocean Watersports and invites you to come see us whenever you can.

Captain Chuck

Captain ChuckCaptain Chuck is the Co-Owner of Ocean Watersports. He is originally from Marion, SC, about 45 minutes from the beach. He is a worthy sailor, master mechanic, and accomplished waterman who has made his living in and around the water since 1990. He obtained his Captain’s License in 1996. As our Operations Manager, Chuck has hands-on experience with every aspect of our business. If you have a good time at Ocean Watersports, Captain Chuck either makes sure it happens or has something to do with it; every, single day.

Captain Hudson

Captain HudsonCaptain Hudson is originally from Virginia Beach. He calls Myrtle Beach home and is one of our top Parasail Captains. He gained his experience flying on NC’s Outer Banks and down in the Virgin Islands. He decided to return to mainland in 2015 and has been flying with us ever since. Hudson is an accomplished waterman, and a Master Captain, having piloted big tugs, power yachts, and snorkel boats on the eastern seaboard. He obtained his Masters License in 2011. Hudson enjoys riding motorcycles and exploring SC’s fascinating rivers and waterways. Look for Hudson on his boat, Freedom Flyer.

Captain Ryan

Captain RyanCaptain Ryan is a Myrtle Beach native. He obtained his Captain’s License in 2012, his Masters License in 2013 and has been working with us since 2014. Ryan is one of our top Jetski Pilots. He is a big help with the mechanical and maintenance crews and leads the PVC technicians in our inflatable division. Ryan is a talented musician and frequently sings with local bands if they’re not feuding over women and royalties. If you want to know where the best bands are playing during your stay, ask Captain Ryan. He will tell you, my friend.

Captain Justin

Captain JustinCaptain Justin is an energetic Parasail Captain and Jet Ski Pilot who has been with us since 2010. He also pilots the Patriot Jet Boat. He obtained his Captain’s License in 2011 and Master Captain’s in 2013. He is an accomplished waterman whose experience far exceeds his age. Justin is an accredited life saver, excellent surfer, experienced mechanic and an expert on the jet ski. On any day, he would rather be wet, in the water “working” than he would be on the beach or with his shoes on. We hope that Justin stays with us and our customers for many years to come.

Captain Delanie

Captain DelanieCaptain Delanie was born into the watersports business in 1994. She obtained her Captain’s License in 2012, and was certified as a Master Captain in 2013. She has performed every job we have on the beach, but currently spends the majority of her time as First Mate on our parasail boats. Delanie studied marine biology at Coastal Carolina University and graduated with honors in 2016. She plans on obtaining her Masters in Teaching in 2017 and molding young minds at our local high schools. Her smile is contagious, and her positive attitude ensures that every customer on Captain Delaine’s boat is happy, and wants to come back to see us again.

Captain Wright

Captain WrightCaptain Wright is from around here, somewhere, and has been around boats and water all his life. He has experience on the water and in the woods. He obtained his Captain’s License in 2014 and has worked up and down the Grand Strand. Wright is our utility man and works on all of our boats and some jetskis. Down-right friendly, Wright knows a ton about South Carolina, just ask him.

Captain Ethan

Captain EthanCaptain Ethan is from South Africa and has been around water all his life. He has sailed around the tip of Africa on catamaran, is certified in CPR, and has attended several water survival programs. You will find Ethan shuttling customers back and forth to the parasail boats and giving awesome banana rides. He currently attends CCU and is a scratch golfer who is hoping to go pro in the next year.

Captain Liam

Captain LiamCaptain Liam is a Myrtle Beach native and has been around the water all of his life. He obtained his Captain’s License in 2016 and pilots a jetski shuttle. Liam has been with us for four years. He graduated from Socastee High School and attends the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Quite the ladies’ man, Liam enjoys disco dancing and hanging out at the Ice Bar when not bed-down at the hostel.