for them and Steve pushes the Jet Ski hard and rolls it down quickly towards the ocean. There was no time to wait. Assuming they hadn’t been spotted yet was a risk they couldn’t afford and he picks up speed by pushing harder. An unseen dip in declining surface rocks the trailer and the Jet Ski comes loose from its position.
He leans against it in an attempt to keep it stable but it weighs a lot more than he can handle and it slides off the trailer onto the grass. The crash was loud and Steve hopes the wind masked it enough to prevent their location from being too obvious. But he knows they would have definitely been heard and he moves fast to correct the problem.
The ground was soaked, and the slope had a nice declining angle down to the water.