Unique Water Sports to Enjoy

Unique Water Sports to Enjoy.

You can always enjoy sunbathing and swimming, but there are some more exciting adventures. Namely, four different water sports are making a big splash with locals and visitors alike.

Water Skiing

Despite the experience, you may have skied down the snowy slopes of a mountain; you will be challenged to get vertical and stay vertical on skis trailing(towables) behind a boat. As a beginner, you will start out with a lot of wipeouts and gain your balance may be difficult. If you keep at it, you will eventually find your feet, and balance will become easier.

Visitors may just spend a couple of hours in the water laughing at one another, but locals have mastered the art of water skiing. They can be seen trailing behind boats in a variety of poses and while jumping from the surface of the water. This is what can be achieved with a lot of practice on skis.

Wakeboarding

This is similar to water skiing, but it is performed on a board rather than skis. Think of it as snowboarding, but on water rather than the side of a mountain. Some find this a bit easier than water skiing, so it is something to try out if you have trouble getting upright and staying there on skis. Just like water skiing, you are attached to a motorboat and pulled over the waves for this sport.

While many consider this a newer water sport, it has been around for quite awhile. It is something that can be enjoyed by locals as well as visitors since motorboats can be chartered for a couple of hours at a time.

Wake Surfing

This is very similar to wakeboarding, but you are not attached to the motorboat while surfing. You are on board much like a snowboard and try to get upright in the wake created by the boat racing ahead. This is more challenging because you have to get up and catch the wave on your own just as you would while surfing. If you have some surfing experience, then this may be the most exciting option for you. It is a bit different, but the wake from the boat is very similar to the waves you would catch out in the ocean.

Wake Skating

This is yet another variation of the other water sports listed above. Get out behind the boat and try to skate along the wake created by the boat. The board has no bindings, so it feels kind of like skateboarding, except you are not on flat ground.

One other option is knee boarding, which is like wakeboarding but down on your knees. This is an alternative for those who are very nervous about trying to ski, skate or board(boat accessories) behind a boat in upright position. Some children and teenagers prefer to do kneel boarding as well. This is an excellent way to break the nerves and build up some confidence, so you can try to go vertical later in the day. Endorsed by Subwing.