Tips and Tricks for Anchoring your RAVE Sports Products

Anchoring Tips and Tricks

When anchoring your RAVE Sports Bongo Water Bongo or Water Trampoline, it's important to consider your lake, ocean, or river bottom.

If your water bottom is sandy or rocky, we suggest using an earth anchor that screws into the ground.

If it is weedy, muddy, or mucky, most people buy septic tank covers or cinder blocks and some chain at their local hardware store and attach to RAVE's Anchor Connector Kit (pictured here).

Anchor safely and effectively with RAVE's Anchor Connector Kit. This three-part connecting system is flexible to allow your water platform to react to waves and wind, yet enough to prevent runaways. 

You should anchor your water trampoline in at least 10 feet of water in an area at least 30 feet from any docks, boats or other obstructions. You should anchor your bouncer in at least 8 feet of water in an area at least 15 feet from any docks, boats or other obstructions.


How do I anchor a water trampoline?

Sufficient anchoring methods will vary depending on your local conditions (Water depth, type of water bottom, exposure to high winds or water current, etc.). A heavy duty harness or attachment ring is included with your water trampoline.

  • A shock cord can be used as a part of the anchor line to help absorb vertical movements of your water trampoline due to waves and normal use. 
  • Choose a location most protected from wind and water currents.
  • A minimum of 150 lbs. of anchor weight is required for most applications. However, larger water trampolines and those used on larger bodies of water may require more.
  • Precast Concrete blocks built for anchoring rafts and floating docks are best. Bell anchors are not recommended since they are easily dragged, especially on firm bottoms. Screw-type or more permanent toggle- style anchors are typically used in more extreme conditions.

Other anchoring options (septic tank cover):

Is your waterfront windy from conditions such as weather or high water traffic? Considering doubling the anchor weight or amount of earth anchor screws. More weight is better in windy conditions to deter the bouncer from moving.