Ocean Watersports Crew – The most experienced on the Grand Strand
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!
Captain 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 Wyatt is a Myrtle Beach native. He has been working on and around the ocean since he was about 10 years old. He is an accomplished Parasail Captain, Jet Boat Pilot and Jet Ski Captain. He obtained his Captain’s License in 2007 and was certified as a Master Captain in 2013. In addition to piloting his parasail boat Liberty, Wyatt is in charge of daily logistics on the water to make sure all vessels have a care-free experience. He is a certified trainer on the jet boat and grew up in this business as a jet ski pilot. Wyatt is also a musician and is very in-tune with the music scene along the coast.
Captain Sage is a Myrtle Beach native and an accomplished Jet Ski Pilot. Sage also serves our country as a Reservist in the US Army. He obtained his Captains License in 2011 and has been working with us since 2012. Sage could be our most requested Banana Captain and is a leading PVC technician in our inflatable department. He is a big fella with a huge heart and gives 100% every time to make sure our customers have a great time. We salute Captain Sage.
Captain 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. He drives the Patriot Jet Boat and 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 Matt is a Jet Ski Pilot from Dillon, SC. He is an accomplished waterman from the low country and knows the salt waters very well. He obtained his Captains License in 2015. Matt attends the Citadel where he studies aerospace engineering. After he graduates in 2018, Matt plans to circumnavigate the globe in his Carolina Skiff. Big Matt is known as “Gilligan” on our beach because he wears a floppy hat. He stands about 6’ 5” and when he jumps off his ski with that huge smile, very few would mistake him for the skipper’s little buddy.
Captain Jordan is a native South Carolinian, from Walterboro. He has most of his experience on the ocean, but loves the fresh water too. He is an avid wakeboarder, hunter, and fisherman. This summer, he will pilot a jet ski for us as a shuttle captain. Jordan has grown up in the concrete business and has a two-year degree in civil engineering. He plans to continue his education at the University of South Carolina in the fall with a double major in business.
Captain Rusty is a Myrtle Beach native, has been with us since 2010, and is currently a Jet Ski pilot. Rusty graduated from the Citadel in 2016 with a degree in business. He is an accomplished waterman and pretty decent surfer. He sells used cars on the side and goes on a lot of vacations to really cool places. Rusty is gearing up to attend BUDS training and serve our country in the Navy. When you grow up, you want to be like Captain Rusty. Actually, he may never grow up.
Captain 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 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 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 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 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 Sawyer is from Wilmington, NC, with us for three years, and a newly christened Captain. He studies economics and communications at East Carolina University in the fall and spends his summers with us. Sawyer is an accomplished waterman and mason; not so good in the mud. He is an experienced mate, and currently pilots a jetski shuttle to ferry customers to and from the larger vessels. He’s got what it takes to be a parasail captain someday, so we hope he keeps coming back for years to come.
Captain 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.
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.
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.
Taylor is a North Carolinian and a 2016 Graduate of East Carolina University where studied health administration. She starts her RN program in the fall and expects to be a nurse in 2017. She has been connected to OWS for 20 years and finally came to work with us in 2014. Taylor works at the beach booth and helps customers get situated and ready to go. She is quite the ambassador. We use her skills to settle many debates as well as any disputes where fair judgment is required. We hope she will balance her act with us for many years to come.
Nick is a second-year man at Ocean Watersports and a 2015 graduate of Coastal Carolina University, majoring in Marine Science. Nick is a proud Virginian, a top-notch parasail mate, and a handy guy to have around the water. He does double-duty as a pvc technician in the inflatable division and has impeccable taste in women. Look for Nick out on the ocean most days, with Capt. Hudson, on Freedom Flyer.
Brianna is a delightful lady from Myrtle Beach that started with us in 2012. She helps us get customers checked-in and on their way to their adventures. Brianna is one of the hardest working ladies on the beach. In the off season she attends the Coastal Carolina University, studying biology. Her smile is contagious and her attitude is surpassed by none. She’s a delight to be around, but don’t let that pretty smile fool you, she’s also on the Dean’s List regularly and has been featured on the cover of America’s Best Beach Bettys.
Hali is a dynamic local young lady who has worked with us since 2014. She works in the booth getting passengers checked-in and ready for their adventure. Hali is a 2015 graduate of Socastee High School and studies nursing at the University of South Carolina. She is a proud member of Phi Mu and more proud of her daddy, who protects our freedom. GBA!
Presley is in her fourth season at Ocean Watersports. She is multi-talented young lady who was actually named after the King of Rock & Roll – very cool! A local lady, Presley graduated from Socastee High School in 2015. She is a super-smart young lady and currently studies pre-med at Francis Marion University, where she maintains a 4.0 gpa. She is most proud of her family. Presley is a 5th generation Pee Dee lady who knows all about the waterways and wildlife of the low country. We hope she keeps educating us for years to come.
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.
Tyler is an energetic rising senior at Socastee High School. He is in his second 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 the Brave for SHS. We hope this young counselor helps us for many years to come.
Lance is a nice young man with a can-do spirit that has been helping us for two 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 attends Socastee High School where he is an accomplished wrestler. Lance will graduate in 2011 and wants to attend Coastal Carolina University to study business. We hope he comes back to work with the boys of summer every year.
Marla is an awesome lady that is legally and morally obligated to support Ocean Watersports and everything we do. She has been in the support role since 1982 and directly contributed during the 2012 season as Photo Manager. Among the many titles Marla has earned include Incredible Mom, Excellent Wife, Prettiest Lunch Lady, 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.
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.