Three Water Sports to Try This Summer

Nothing says summer like spending your days on the water, having fun and learning a new sport. Water sports tend to be a little more exciting and often safer than their land counterparts. If you are looking for a way to get your adrenaline flowing, check out these three water sports to try this summer.

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When you think of water sports, surfing may be one of the first things that comes to mind. It’s a sport that’s popular throughout the world and doesn’t involve buying a lot of a fancy equipment. As a matter of fact, it’s just you, your board and the ocean waves. Best of all, almost anyone can do it. If you are planning to head to the coast this summer, consider taking a surf lesson. While they are not necessary, they may prevent you from getting frustrated and keep you safe in the water. Surf lessons will teach you about how to position your body on the board, how to catch a wave and how to paddle, sit and stand on your board. You will also learn about surfing safety and etiquette.

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Scuba Diving

Have you ever wanted to explore the ocean and find out what kind of creatures are lurking beneath the surface? If so, Scuba diving is for you. Unlike surfing, you will definitely need to learn the sport from a certified instructor before you can do it on your own. They great part about these courses is that you can take them in or around your hometown before you even go on vacation, so you won’t have to waste time in a classroom. To join a course, you will have to prove you can swim, and then you’ll learn all about the weights, tanks, fins, wetsuits, belts, dive watches, and all of the other gear used while diving. Finally, you’ll get to test out your knowledge and see marine life up close and personal.

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If you aren’t planning to visit the ocean but still want to take part in a water sport, give kayaking at try. It can be done on rivers, lakes, or anywhere there is water. Just be aware of what sort of danger signs you should watch for before hopping into the water. For this and other kayaking tips, you may also consider taking lessons before getting started. It may seem easy to hop into a kayak and get into the water, but when you find yourself in rough rapids or turned upside down in the water, you will want to know how to get yourself out of the situation safely. Kayaking lessons will teach you all of that and more. Another reason why people choose to learn to kayak is that kayaks are fairly inexpensive compared to equipment for other water sports.

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