Heading off to the beach for your vacation? Make this summer the time that you challenge yourself to a new watersport. You might be well-versed in winter sports, but watersports are a game-changer. They’re fun and challenging, plus they’re an excellent way to beat the heat.
Aside from swimming, here’s what you can do to fill your vacation days with and dive right into your own adventure!
If you’ve always dreamed of paddling out on a longboard and catching the waves, you can learn how on your beach vacation. It is definitely harder than it looks, but don’t let that stop you. Most beachside vacation destinations offer surfing lessons that will get your started.
It’s a cross between surfing and sailing which means it’s twice as hard. You have to gain control of the board and the sail. Again, finding lessons on the beach is easy to do. Managing to navigate it aptly across the water? That takes plenty of practice!
3. Jet skiing
If you can drive a car, you can operate a jet ski. This is a high-speed adventure that doesn’t require more than a quick briefing on the beach from the rental company. If you don’t have time to really hone your skills on a new watersport, jet skiing is your best bet.
4. Water skiing and wakeboarding
Both of these sports require you to hang on tight to a line attached to a speedboat, though your footwear varies. For water skiing, your feet are strapped into 2 skis. For wakeboarding, your feet are strapped into a board. Tons of fun indeed, after a day on the water doing either of them, you’re going to feel muscles you never knew you had.
5. Cliff diving
Are you searching for a big thrill? If so, you should try cliff diving. You jump off rocks or cliffs into a deep body of water below. Exotic locations around the world offer chances to take the plunge. Will you do it?
If cliff diving is far too extreme, perhaps something a bit more laid-back is right up your alley. Fishing is just the sport. It’s peaceful to sit with your line in the water and watch for the fish to bite. You can fish from a pier or dock, out on a lake, or even go out on a deep sea day-long excursion.
Whitewater rafting is a fairly extreme sport, though beginners that are curious can go along with a guide through easy courses just fine. It’s a team sport that will have you at the edge of your seat, quite literally, as you ride the rough waters like a bucking bronco.
8. Snorkeling and scuba diving
Both snorkeling and scuba diving allow you to explore the underwater world. The difference is that snorkeling keeps you on the surface while scuba diving requires you to receive certification to be able to dive to much deeper depths.
No matter which watersports adventures you choose on your vacation, you’ll want to replenish and refresh those muscles with a nice, invigorating massage. Let us come to you to help you heal those muscles you tortured during your watersports attempts!