The Sports Archives – It’s All About The Water Sports – The Ones To Try This Summer

There an often be a lot of focus around extreme sports and what you should be trying at least once to get that adrenaline rush, but as sport is such a diverse thing to be involved in, and so many avenues you can take, sometimes it can be quite easy to miss out on some of the best sports to try to be involved in. I wanted to focus on all things water today, and highlight some of the sports you should give a go this summer. Some are tamer than others, some may take practice or perseverance to get right, but all will give you a different experience and it is always worth trying something. After all, you never know where it could lead to. So without further ado, here are some of the water sports you should try. I would be keen to know how many you have already done.

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Let’s start with the obvious thing you can do, on your own, in the water, and that is swimming. But there are still studies that show that an alarming amount of people still haven’t mastered this life skill. Swimming is one of those things that can be done in a local pool, and there are always lessons that cover all stages of experience. If you haven’t done it before, or you want to brush up on your swimming skills, then perhaps this summer is the time to do it. This website has some interesting tips to get you started

White Water Rafting

From something obvious to something extreme, but it wouldn’t be right not to include some adrenalin rush sports in this list, and white water rafting can be just that. Depending on your experience, at the right locations there are places you can go to use the right sort of rafts and equipment, and also know where to go and what to do. It can be a lot of fun, you will probably get very wet, but it is certainly something you should try at least once.

Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is something that not many people will have heard of, but it is growing in popularity all over the world. It is something that can be done on calm or more rapid water and it can be a lot of fun. Thanks to websites like you can now be far more aware of some of the equipment you need, and you can even get inflatable boards for ease and setup. Stand up paddle boards are something that you can either enjoy on floating rivers, or something a little faster, depending on your experience. But it can be a lot of fun.

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Water Skiing

If you love an adrenaline rush and like the idea of something fast-paced then water skiing could be the one for you. Extended from a speedboat, you and your skis are there to keep afloat on top of the water and ski along. You have the currents made from the boat to content with, along with any other choppiness in the water. This is one sport that can be done at sea or at an organised local event center where you will likely do it on a lake. It can certainly give you that adrenaline rush you have been after.

Jet Skis

If you like to be fully in control of what you are doing, but still like the idea of the pace and speed you can get from being on the water then jet skiing could be the one for you. You are in control of a motorised water vehicle, in theory, and you can choose to have a sit down one or stand up one, which in turn can help you to the ride the waves and even perform stunts, depending on your experience.


Have you ever thought about just sailing off into the sunset? Then perhaps the hobby of sailing could be something you should try this summer. Sailing doesn’t require you to own a boat, as these days there are plenty of places you can hire one. It can be a motorised boat that you choose, or good old-fashioned wind sailing. However, you may need to learn a few things before heading out on to the water to ensure that you are safe in doing so. It can be quite a relaxing thing to do sailing on water, and certainly could be one for you to move forward with in terms of a long-term hobby.

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Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is diving under the water and observing what is there, it is more commonly done at sea where you can witness beautiful corals and fish in their natural habitat. Scuba diving requires a lot of equipment such as oxygen tanks and wetsuits, but there are plenty of establishments that you can rent these out and go out with an experience instructor as you are learning the ropes. People will more commonly do this when they are on holiday so they can see some of the beautiful surroundings under the water.


Another water sports you can try closer to home would be canoeing or kayaking. It can be done on a lake, river, or even at sea if you are experienced enough. It can be quite an experience giving you the calm and serene but also the adrenaline when navigating fast paced waters. Again you need a fair amount of equipment to do it, the canoe or kayak being the most obvious, but there are often places near the best locations to do it that can give you this equipment on a hire basis.


A difficult water sport to master would be windsurfing, and again this is something that people tend to try on holiday. Not only do you have the surfboard to stay on top of but you also have the wind sail to navigate. It can be quite fast paced with the right sea and weather conditions and definitely a lot of fun, but it can also be very strenuous on the arms in terms of a workout.


Finally, one of the most common water sports there is and what people would associate the most in terms of water and a sport, aside from swimming, would be surfing. Surfing is a very difficult skill to master. The surfboard itself as well as judging the swell of the wave to ensure that you stay on top of the board is something that will take practice and perseverance. But if you love the water it could be an ideal sport to take up.

I hope that this has given you some insight into some of the water sports you could be trying.

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