The Three Best Watersports You've Never Tried

For those who like to keep in shape, there are few more effective ways than by engaging in some regular, vigorous exercise. The more vigorous, the better, but when it comes to watersports, there are so many sports to choose from that it is hard to know where to begin. No matter how much experience you do or don’t already have, chances are you can benefit from learning one or two other sports. Having this kind of variety is something which a lot of people are going for, and it is easy to see why. With that in mid, let’s take a look at some of the best watersports which you might not have tried. If any of these take your fancy, consider getting into them in the new year.


Paddle Boarding

So, you’ve tried surfing, but what about its near cousin - paddle boarding? Chances are, you haven’t given this so much as a second glance. But let’s take a look at the sport - you might be pleasantly surprised at what a great sport it can be. In paddle boarding, the aim is to stand on a longboard and use a paddle to propel yourself forward in the water. It might sound simple enough, but anyone who has ever attempted it will tell you that it can be difficult to master. The sport’s origins can be traced back to Polynesia, and many of the natives have taken to it so that it has become second nature. For you and I, however, it is likely to take considerably more practice. Either way, this is a sport which can be exciting from the very first try. Give it a go and find out.



It is a hugely famous watersport, of course, and its potential forms are many. However, relatively few people have actually ever tried sailing themselves. If you have any interest whatsoever in discovering this old art, then you might find it pleasantly easy to get into. However, mastering something like this does take a long time. It is also true that you will need to get hold of a number of different water sports accessories if you want to make the most of your experience. Provided that you have all the proper equipment, however, and someone experienced to sail with, you should find this a uniquely enlightening experience.


Sea Kayaking

You might well have tried kayaking a little, even if it was just at a water park. However, sea kayaking is a whole other thing altogether - and it is a sport which is gaining more and more interest around the world as time goes on. In sea kayaking, you are much more likely to enjoy a variety of views, and it is in general much more scenic than its less extreme counterpart. If you are looking for something original which you can get involved in with the family, then this could be the ideal solution for you. With any luck, you will be mastering the basic technique in no time at all.


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