The former footballer, 46, was seen hitting the water with his daughter Harper, nine, on a jet ski on Thursday, letting the youngster take control as he sat behind her with his arms in the air.
Their jet ski ride came days prior to David being quizzed by a police officer over his children using jet skis, as in Italy you must be over 18 to drive one and hold a license.
Wild ride: David Beckham, 46, was seen hitting the water with daughter Harper, nine, on a jet ski on 22 July while on holiday in Positano – letting the youngster drive at one point as he sat behind her
Taking a break: The former footballer is currently enjoying a sun-soaked holiday with his family on Italy’s Amalfi Coast
During their boat day, David was seen taking Harper out for a wild ride on the water, with the former England captain keeping a watchful eye on his daughter, as he let her take the reins at one point.
Both David, who was rocking his newly bleached blond hair, and Harper were seen sporting life jackets while whizzing across the waves, with Harper holding onto her famous dad throughout the ride.
As she gave steering the jet ski a go, David kept a protective arm around his daughter’s waist – momentarily raising his arms out to the side while Harper drove.
Harper was loving being out on the water and had a huge smile on her face and at one point was seen fist-pumping with one arm, as her dad gave them both a soaking while speeding along the open water.
Fun day out: David hired a luxury yacht for the day for his family, with him and Harper wasting no time hitting the jet skis
Safety first: Both the sports star and Harper were seen wearing life jackets as they went for a ride around the open water
David sported a stylish pair of shades for his day on the water and paraded around the yacht shirtless while donning red swim shorts.
Showcasing his athletic frame as he sunbathed on board, David gave onlookers a look at his impressive tattoo collection.
His body art covers his arms and torso, with David showcasing the huge ‘Brooklyn’ tattoo – in tribute to his eldest son – at the bottom of his back while kicking back on board.
The dad-of-four also has a number of inkings on his legs and is known for his meaningful designs that he’s had etched onto his skin over the years to honour his loved ones, including the names of his wife Victoria and their children.
Taking over: Harper had a look of concentration as she tried her hand at driving the jet ski
Confident: Dad David was clearly impressed with her skills as he threw his arms out to enjoy the ride
Exciting: Harper looked delighted as she crashed over the waves on the jet ski with her famous dad
She’s a natural: The duo made the most of their yacht day by indulging in a spot of water sports together
David and Victoria are parents to Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 16, and Harper.
He was joined onboard by Harper and his youngest son Cruz, who was seen jumping off the yacht with his little sister.
While holidaying in Positano, David was reportedly quizzed by an Italian police officer over his children using jet skis.
Cruz and Harper had both indulged in the water sport while out on the yacht, with an officer later approaching David and speaking with the sports star for around 45 minutes.
In Italy, you must be over 18 to drive a jet ski and hold a license.
Splash zone: David was at eaze as he whizzed over the waves making sure to soak the pair as he hit the water at speed
Keeping an eye: His jet ski ride with Harper came days before it was reported David was approached by Italian police officers while on board the yacht
Checking in: They had quizzed the former England captain over his children Cruz, 16, and Harper driving the jet skis
Rules: In Italy, you have to be over 18 to drive a jet ski and hold a license – it’s reported David was speaking ‘amicably’ with officers for around 45 minutes after they approached his moored yacht
Responsible: Sources claim David called his children back to the yacht and anchored the jet skis when police arrived
Sitting this one out? Cruz, with his newly dyed pink hair, was seen sat on the edge of the yacht taking snaps of David and Harper on the jet ski below
David had looked relaxed while chatting to officers as they approached the moored yacht, with the officers reportedly asking the star for selfies during their conversation.
A witness told The Sun: ‘The kids are quite young. You are meant to be 18 to jet-ski in Italy, Cruz and Harper had just started jet-skiing, and five minutes later the police boat arrived.
‘David was sun-bathing and he immediately left the deck and went downstairs to deal with it.
‘Both Cruz and Harper were wearing life-jackets and staying very near the yacht so it is hard to see what the problem was.’
The insider added that David called his children back to the yacht and anchored the jet skis when police arrived.
Topping up his tan: When he wasn’t hitting the water, David was seen shirtless on board sunbathing
Tat’s the way: David gave onlookers a good look at his impressive tattoo collection as he went shirtless
Meaningful: David’s arms and torso are covered in meaningful tattoos, with the star having wife Victoria and his kids’ names, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper etched onto different parts of his body
Sunbathing session: The famous face took himself up to the top deck of the yacht to work on his tan
Multi-tasking: He was seen chatting on the phone as he basked in the Italian heat
Calm before the storm: David’s break away was a chance to unwind and relax as he prepares to make an appearance at this year’s Soccer Aid in partnership with UNICEF
Man of the moment: David is due to present the trophy to the winning team at Soccer Aid 2021 which will take place in September at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium
It’s claimed the group chatted ‘amicably’ for just under an hour, with David at one point showing the officers documents.
A representative for David was previously contacted by MailOnline for comment.
David’s holiday comes after news that he is set to present the trophy to the winning team at this year’s Soccer Aid for UNICEF on the 4 September in his senior role of Goodwill Ambassador of 16 years.
The star has also announced that the UNICEF partner the Children’s Investment Fund will match every donation at the event, held at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, which could result in a total of £6.3 million.
On the day, David will be reuniting with his former teammates, Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville, and Paul Scholes, while other celebrities involved this year include Usain Bolt, Olly Murs, Sir Mo Farah, Martin Compston and Kelly Smith.
Blast from the past: On the day, David reunite with his former teammates, Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville, and Paul Scholes
Proud dad: He was seen documenting his family trip away and seemed to film Cruz as the teen prepared to jump into the sea
Support: Cruz was later seen cheering on younger sister Harper as she bravely jumped off the side of the yacht
David said of the match: ‘I’m delighted to be attending Soccer Aid for UNICEF in my role as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
‘What a year it has been for football and I can’t wait to watch England take on the Soccer Aid World XI in what is set to be an incredible match.’
He continued: ‘I have been a Goodwill Ambassador for over 16 years and have seen first-hand the incredible work that UNICEF does for children around the world.
‘Soccer Aid for UNICEF has never been more important, with the Covid crisis making life for kids in the world’s poorest countries even harder. ‘
The football star concluded: ‘With the support of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, donations will go twice as far in supporting the health and nutrition of kids around the world.’
Caught on camera: Doting dad David was spotted in the water with his phone at the ready to film Harper jumping