Do you consider yourself a bit of an adrenaline junkie and travel addict? Do you scout out your next destination for all things extreme and fun? Will your next getaway feature water and lots of it? If the answers are yes, yes and yes, then read on. Below you’ll find five of the water sports that are ideal for adventurous travellers…that’s you!
The jetski is a water sport classic, and for good reason – they’re so much fun they ought to be illegal and many holiday destinations will allow you to bring your own. They’re easy to use, easy to ride and – for those who own them – easy to transport. There are a lot of different kinds, though, from smaller models to high-powered performance models. It can be a bit daunting trying to figure out which one is right for your skill level so if you aren’t sure, check with jetski outlets like JSW Powersports.
Maybe you’re not looking for nonstop adrenaline pounding excitement every minute of your holiday? That’s fair. Luckily, one of the most relaxing water sports anyone can participate in is also one of the most easy to arrange, wherever you might be in the world. All you need are rods, line, knives, bait and tackle, and someone who knows where the good fishing spots are. You may also find yourself off the beaten track where few travellers ever venture.
Alright, back to the high-intensity stuff. Who wants to tie themselves to speed boat, jump on a single small board and get dragged around a river? Of course you do – who wouldn’t? Wakeboarding is fast, fun and there’s plenty of destinations that offer it as a hire option. The idea is that you’re trying to surf the wake created by the boat for as long as you can while skittering over the surface of the choppy water.
white water rafting in New Zealand
4. White-water rafting
There’s always some who like an element of real danger and teamwork, and that’s where rafting comes in. There is a scale of six levels of difficulty for white water rafting, from Basic to Nice Knowing You. Obviously, if you’ve never rafted before, then the safer the better. For the experienced rafters out there, there are plenty of challenges waiting for you.
5. ZR Hoverboard/Flyboard
What better way to wrap up your holiday than with some awesome futuristic toys? Machines like these are becoming all the rage for the adventurous traveller looking for something really different to try. They are essentially high-powered jetpacks that blast water out and levitate the wearer. Strap one of these bad boys to your feet or back and you will believe a person can fly. They’re not cheap to rent or to buy so only those with cash to burn need apply.
What’s your favourite water sport? What aren’t you willing to try? Do you have any great or not so great experiences to share? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!