Whilst water sports are a great way to liven up your summer holiday, especially in a sunny country on the beach, you don’t have to wait to go on holiday to enjoy water sports. There are locations and clubs everywhere for you to start learning without the need to go on holiday to do so. Doing water sports is a fun and alternative way to stay fit and healthy, without needing to go to the gym. You can find options that allow you to socialize, or if going solo is more appealing then there are options for that too. All it takes is a quick search of what it is you want to learn, and your general location and you will likely find something that interests you. If you’re unsure of what sport you want to do then this list might help you to decide.
Sailing is a great water sport if you are looking for options that will allow you to sail individually or with a group. Sailing is something that you can do with friends, family or perhaps a sailing club or group if you want to meet new people whilst having fun. It also doesn’t matter whether you have never sailed or tried any water sport before as most clubs that you join will help you to get started. You can also hire most of the equipment that you will need, so you do not have to commit long term by buying expensive equipment yourself.
Kayaking is, again, a water sport that you can choose to do either on your own or with a group. It is a relatively easy option that will not cause you to over-exert yourself, whilst still allowing you to feel as if you have come away from a workout when you have finished. It is recommended that the first time you try it you do so on an organized kayaking tour, as it may take time to become confident. Once you begin to feel more comfortable, you might want to give the surf or river rapids ago.
Diving, or scuba diving, is an entirely different experience from most of the other water sports on this list as it will allow you to experience more than just the beautiful sights in nature and above the water but rather everything that there is to be seen above water. Once you learn how to dive, you can travel around the world, seeing all of the underwater sights, from shipwrecks to beautiful coral reefs. Before you go out and give it a go, there are many online sites and guides to help you learn more about diving that you should read over carefully.
Surfing is a water sport that, despite what you see in the movies, can be enjoyed in both the sun and the cold. Whatever the weather, surfing is definitely an option that you should consider if you want to try out a water sport, or even just to do something different. There are many ways to learn how to surf, whether you join a club near you, learn on holiday or just take some private lessons; with practice, you won’t ever want to leave the waves. Like diving, once you know how to surf, there is nothing stopping you from traveling around the world to surf wherever you can catch a wave. All you need is a surfboard, and in colder waters a wetsuit, to get you started, which you can rent from most surf shops or clubs.
Snorkeling is something that you have likely seen advertised a lot when you go on holiday to a seaside resort or town. Snorkeling is a very easy and fun way to see what lives under the water, in a safe way. If you do not want to have to travel to try out this water sport, then there are likely to be some snorkeling spots or clubs near you if you search for it. If you do decide to snorkel with a club then that also means you are unlikely going to have to pay for all new equipment, as you might be able to hire it from the club.