With much of the world returning to some kind of normal, many of us are more eager than ever to get out there on the water.
But, did you know how many water sports there are out there to try? You are not limited to one water sport. We have found the twelve most fun water sports that you should try out this summer. Here is what we found.
- Wakeboarding: The first sport that we recommend trying out is wakeboarding. Wakeboarding is a sport that works for people at all ability levels and all ages. You can look for more information on the sport from Wakeboard Buddy, but you can also just go to your nearby lake or resort and see what kinds of options are out there.
- Waterskiing: Waterskiing is another awesome water sport that you will like. This one does require a little more skill, because you will have to balance well on the two skis, but if you have any experience with the winter sport, you should be able to get the hang of this one pretty quickly.
- Surfing: While waterskiing and wakeboarding both require someone to pull you in a boat, surfing is something you do all on your own. This is usually done in an ocean, because of the natural waves that you will ride on down. Don’t worry if you fall at first. It’s the best way to learn.
- Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Stand-up paddleboarding has become more and more popular in recent years as well. It is most often done on lakes or calmer waters, since you are balancing on the paddleboard. It requires a lot of strength, but it can also be really relaxing. In fact, people even do yoga out on a paddleboard.
- Windsurfing: Windsurfing is a blast. It requires balance and, of course, a lot of wind to keep you moving. Rivers are a popular place for this sport as the winds can help propel you forward. Just be prepared to tumble off of the board. Some wind gusts are so powerful that you don’t have a lot of control over it.
- Sailing: Sailing can be a ton of fun. This is not a sport that you can just take up all by yourself, however. You need to have someone experienced with you and ideally you will take a class or several classes before you attempt the sport.
- Jetskiing: Jetskiing is one of the most self-explanatory sports out there. It is so much fun and requires very little in the athletic department. You sit on the jetski and drive yourself all across the water. This is usually done in water climates.
- Parasailing: Parasailing is a good water sport if you are looking for something a little more adventurous and perhaps a little bit more dangerous as well. You are strapped to a parachute contraption and pulled by a line, propelling you forward into the water. It is exhilarating, but make sure you are doing it with people who know what they are doing.
- Swimming: Swimming might be the most obvious of the water sports that you should try this summer. You can swim anywhere, from oceans and lakes to pools and rivers. It is a great way to get cool when it is hot out. If you do not know how to swim yet, take some lessons first to build up your abilities and strength.
- Snorkelling: Snorkelling is a sport that usually happens in warmer climates, because it is done to be able to see the beautiful sea life that is thriving under the water. In more tumultuous waters you would not be able to see the fish and other sea creatures on top of the water. Snorkelling means that you do not submerge yourself, but instead you are floating on the top of the water with the snorkel up out of the water, giving you air.
- Whitewater Rafting: Whitewater rafting is an incredibly fun sport that can also be dangerous, depending on the river that you are rafting down. If you are inexperienced, you should go with a guide who can help show you the ropes of rafting. It is best to start with a gentler river as well to get the hang of how to hold your arms and body in the raft.
- Kayaking: The final sport that we are recommending that you try this summer is kayaking. This is usually done with one or two people in a kayak, ideally on a lake. It is a fun way to get around on the water and can be as intense as you would like to make it. See about renting a kayak from your lake first.
There are plenty of other sports to try out on the water this summer, but remember to be safe and do your research first.