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 Crew member’s name for info.
Jim has been with Ocean Watersports since 2009. He is responsible for sales and marketing efforts, and assists the team with daily operations. He has over 25 years of experience in operations and management and has lived around the water for about 20 years. He has experience as a First Mate, is a certified life saver, and holds a Coast Guard safety certificate. He is dedicated to serving our customers and helps hundreds of people every day. Contact Jim for Group Sales and special activities as well.
Kyleigh is the Best Beach Hand and assists the Beach Boss at the water’s edge. She has been with us since 2013 and is an integral part of beach operations, making sure all passengers aboard the appropriate craft according to the schedule. Kyleigh is an accomplished surfer and a leader on her track & field team, specializing in pole vault. She sports a positive attitude, radiant smile, and the best tan on the team. Few could argue Kyleigh is not best-fit as our Best Beach Hand.
Dan is our Master Mechanic. He makes sure that all of our jetskis, four wheelers, and everything under two tons is in tip top shape. He is originally from Virginia and has lived on the Grand Strand since the 80’s. Dan is a proud veteran of the USAF. During his duties for our country, Dan worked on jet engines, radar, and weapons of destruction. After the Air Force, he pursued his passion for machines and is certified by Yamaha, Honda, SeaDoo, Kawasaki and Lamborghini. Dan generally stays at the warehouse, but we hope he makes it down to the beach more often.
Tyler is an energetic local who graduated from Socastee High School. He is in his fourth season at OWS and helps manage the jet ski operation. Tyler wants to study pre-law at a four-year college in 2017. For now, he is content to work on the beach with us and moonlight as a on the road mechanic. We hope this young counselor helps us for many years to come.
Brianna has been with us for years, first as our PFD expert and most recently in the picture department. She is extremely bright and graduated from the College of Charleston in with a degree in public health. She will continue her education and get a masters degree in environmental health. She is very active, enjoys traveling the world, yoga, snuggling with her dog, and spending time with her 14 brothers and sisters! If you’re a Clemson fan you may recognize Brianna, she was a Rally Cat for two years. “BK” will always be a headliner in our eyes.
Marla is an awesome lady that continually supports Ocean Watersports and everything we do. She has been in the support role since 1982 and became the executive manager of the photo booth in the 2012 season. Among the many titles Marla has earned include Incredible Mom, Excellent Wife, Best Photo Manager, Successful Entrepreneur, and Best Instructor, to mention a few. As long as there is a chute in the air or a banana on the water, Ms. Marla will be supporting our efforts at Ocean Watersports. And, we sincerely appreciate it.
Lance is a nice young man with a can-do spirit that has been helping us for four seasons. Lance generally works down the Jet Ski stand, giving lessons, getting customers on the ocean, and as part of the safety crew for the jet skis. He graduated from Socastee High School where he is was an accomplished wrestler. Someday he hopes to be an MMA fighter. In the meantime, he attends Coastal Carolina University and studies business. We hope he comes back to work with the boys of summer every year.
Hannah has been with us for two seasons. You will see her in the sign up booth. She recently graduated from CCU with a degree in marine science and she was a member of the Coastal dance team. She is originally from Maryland but Myrtle Beach has her heart. She is our tallest booth girl who can reach more heights than any of us. She spent a summer training with the Rockettes in NYC. If you ask her nicely, she will show you her favorite routine.
Andrew is our youngest beach crew member and is following in his dad’s, one of the owner’s, footsteps. You find him on the beach helping you on and off the banana boat. His favorite hobby is riding motocross competitively.
Dylan is great guy who helps as a beach hand. Whether he is working with jet skis or bananas, he will always make sure everyone is safe. He attends Clemson University and is studying agriculture with a minor in neuroscience. He is excellent at doing handstands on the beach. A skill he learned while traveling with the circus.
Tink is the nicest lady in Myrtle Beach. She is a school teacher at a local elementary school. Tink is not only a favorite with her students, but also a favorite among customers. Once a beach girl, always a beach girl though, Tink has been working on the beach in the summer since my kids can remember. She currently helps us in the picture department and with whatever else we need done. A truly delightful person, Tink will gladly help you with anything while you’re at Ocean Watersports.
Tinsley has been part of our team since she was born. She is a favorite among the picture customers because of her sweet and helpful nature. She is a junior at Socastee High School. Tinsley is in National Honors Society and speaks fluent Spanish. She is very active in competitive dance as well as on her high school dance team. She has a love for sailing and you can always find her on a catamaran when she is not working.
Jacob is back with us for a third season. He attends Socastee High School. He is our all-around expert. He has a natural talent for driving jet skis. His knowledge of jet skis in impeccable. He can take apart a jet ski and put it back together in under 24 hours. His expertise is in pulling hats out of the props of jet skis.
Pat is the hardest working young man on the beach. Pat has been around water his whole life. When you come down, find Pat and say hello, because he is a little shy when it comes to meeting the ladies. He currently attends NC state and has been on the dean list since his freshman year. He is majoring in business and he hopes to run his own watersports business when he graduates. He is an avid lacrosse player who was heavily recruited in high school.
Austin is one of our first mates on the parasail boat. He is attends Coastal Carolina University and is a sports management major. He interns for CCU athlete department during the school year and with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball team during the summer. So when you are out on the boat, be sure to smile when he takes your photo.
Kyle is a delightful young lady with a radiant smile. She helps us in our picture department and is a resourceful person to have around. She is currently a senior at Socastee High School. She is in the National Honors Society and speaks fluent Thai. She loves to dance and is on her high school dance team. On occasion she will break out and dance to her favorite song being played at the beach.
Ryan is our all-around helpful beach hand. You will find him helping with jet skis or pushing out banana boats. He attends Coastal Carolina University and is majoring in animal science. He is our wildlife expert who has rescued many sea turtles from the ocean. He has also been known to wrangle a few sharks and help them back into the ocean. We always look forward to see what he will find each season.
Kyle is one of our newest beach guys and one of the ladies favorites. He is an all-around gentleman who always has a smile on his face. He attends East Carolina and is majoring in risk management. He is excellent at finding sharks teeth on the beach. If you ask him nicely, he will find one for you.
Willem works as one of the beach crew helping with jet skis and banana boats. He is extremely smart. He is in honors college at UNC Chapel Hill. He loves playing his banjo on the beach at sunset.
Mike is a Myrtle Beach native who has lived here all his life. You will find him out on the parasail boats as a first mate. Mike is a jack of all trades. If something needs fixing or built, he can do it. He has been a lifeguard for over 10 years and has attended many ocean survival training classes. We love having Mike on our team.
Cam also works on the beach crew helping with jet ski instruction and helping push out banana boats. He attends Coastal Carolina and is majoring in business. So make sure to stop by and say hello to the newest beach guy. Tip from Cam: make sure you are in good physical shape before you walk in soft sand.
Kelby is new to our team this year. A very sweet, quiet, young lady. She loves volunteering at the local homeless shelter and has been known to literally give someone the shirt off her back. She currently attends Coastal Carolina University and is studying criminology. We are excited to welcome her this year.
Sydney and Autumn are two sweet girls that joined our team this season. They will be ready to greet you when you sign you up for your adventure. They are experts at taking selfies, sizing you for a life jacket and will help you in any way they can. You can visit them at the sign up booth on the beach.
Ryan B is in his 2nd season working with the beach crew. Are you having a hard time keeping track of all the Ryan’s that work here? We call this guy “hot body Ryan”. He attends Clemson University and is majoring in tourism. Ryan is extra excited this year because he is finally tall enough to ride the wooden rollercoaster.
Kasey is one of our awesome booth girls. Always smiling when signing people up. She is extremely helpful and kind to customers. She is a Junior at Socastee High School and would like to attend University of South Carolina when she graduates. Her favorite hobby is buying bathing suits and hanging out with her boyfriend.
Dale is a nice young lady that works hard to sign customers up and goes above and beyond to help customers. She currently attends Lander University and is majoring in Physical Therapy. She is an avid volleyball player with many awards. She is currently training to hopefully represent the USA in volleyball in the summer Olympics 2020.
Gus is our resident pug. He was born in 2016 and spent his summer with us last year. He loves to run on the beach and act like a big dog. Gus was recently featured as the puppy of the puppy baby monkey fame. He may look regal, but he is a true American and a patriot. Come see Gus on most days that Brianna is working.