Water sports are an excellent way to relax and have fun with friends. According to Statista, about 13.6% people six years and older are involved in water sports. The most common water sport is swimming, but there are several others you can try and have fun with, including the five below.
A kayak is a small boat that looks like a canoe but is smaller, can accommodate one person, and is closer to the water. In a kayak, the paddler sits facing forward with his feet forward and uses a double-bladed paddle pulled front to back to propel the kayak through the water. Kayaks can be made of several materials with numerous advantages. There even is Outriggers like DIY You can search online to see which fits best what you want to try with your friends.
It’s somewhat new sport which has grown exponentially in the interest of individuals around the globe. It’s fun but quite risky and requires you to wear a helmet at all times. You are connected to a board which is connected to the boat by means of a long hose. Pressurized water is forced through a pair of shoes with a jet nozzle underneath to propel the driver into the air. It can reach up to 22 meters in the air and also allows the rider to dive headfirst into the water as deep as possible. If you have brave friends, this is the perfect water sport for you.
This is a favourite water sport that many people like. It requires ample water area, a tugboat, a ski or two, and a personal flotation device. Water skiing is achieved by securing your feet to the skis and dragging them over the water in a boat. Other things needed to enjoy this fun water sport are good balance, muscle stamina, and good body strength.
It is normally described as an extreme sport and used to be quite dangerous. However, many of the security issues surrounding kitesurfing have been addressed and are now somewhat safer. Kite surfing is achieved by harnessing the power of the wind via controllable electrical kites that are propelled across the water. This is another cool water sport to consider if you and your friends are getting an adrenaline rush.
This is not technically a water sport but will get you in contact with water from time to time. The sport involves moving through the canyon using a mixture of other outdoor activities such as; climb, jump, descend, walk, and sometimes swim. This requires you to be fit and in good shape as it generally takes place in a remote and harsh environment and you’ll be required to have navigation and survival skills, emergency gear and special equipment to traverse the terrain.
Making memories with friends is a surefire way to deepen the bonds you share and what better way than to do this water sport?