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Some Adventurous Water Sports You Must Try

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Amara is a writer. She is adventurous and loves to try new things.

Water sports can be real fun games to perform. They can be adventurous and joyful, at the same time.
There is a variety of water sports which can be performed either, in the water, on the water, or underwater. Here is a list of water sports, which are performed on the water.

Parasailing

Parasailing

Parasailing

Parasailing is a very enthralling water sport, and can also be called para-kiting or parascending. It is a recreational type of kiting activity, in which a person is towed behind a boat, while attached to a parachute shaped canopy wing. When boat sails, carry the person in the air. The person has no control over parachute, and two to three persons can parasail at the same time on a big powerful boat.

This sport is very popular and can actually be a real fun ride. It was developed in 1980, and now there are parasailing operations around the world.

Boat racing

Boat racing

Boat racing

It is probably one of the very well known water sports, in which boats race with one another on water. History of the boat racing is very old and can be traced back to ancient Egyptian times. A record of boat racing powered by oars, has been found in ancient Egypt.

A series of boat race is called a "regatta", which often include social and promotional activities. One of the most popular and biggest regatta was the "Henley Royal Regatta" which was held on the River Thomas in England, on 26 March 1839.

Hydroflying

Hydroflying

Flyboard

Hydroflying is an extreme water sport. Flyboard, which is a hydroflighting device brand, supplies propulsion to drive Flyboard into the air, over water, to perform water sport called hydroflying. It was invented in 2012 by a French water craft rider named Franky Zapata. Its design allows it to climb out of water and stay stable in the air.

A rider stands on Flyboard, which is typically attached to a watercraft, connected by a long hose. A pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath are attached on the board, where water is forced under great pressure, which provide a thrust for a rider to fly in the air, up to 22m (72 feet), or to dive headlong as far as willing to go. It can be a thrilling and adventurous ride.

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

A kayak is a small and narrow boat like watercraft, which is propelled with the help of a double bladed paddle. Kayaking is moving across water using a kayak. This water sport is gaining popularity, as it is now merging with many other useful activities like fishing, diving, and ecotourism.

Kayak diving is a type of diving in which people head towards diving site using a kayak carrying their gears, combining the experience of sea kayaking with diving. Kayak fishing is now also popular, in which people catch fishes using kayaks. Ecotourism based kayak trip also gaining popularity in Sarasota Keys, U.S, in which kayakers can take a tour of local ecosystem in shallow bay water.

Rafting

Rafting

Rafting

Rafting is a type of recreational outdoor activity, in which we use an inflatable raft to navigate a body of water, by the use of oars. It became popular since the 1950s, and often considered as an extreme adventure sport. But, by using proper precautions, the overall risk level on rafting trips is low.

It is a competitive sport practiced all around the world. A world rafting championship event takes place between different participating nations, under International Rafting Federation, also known as IRF. In US you can experience this adventurous ride in Grand Canyon, and Arkansas river, Colorado.

Jet skiing

Jet skiing

Jet skiing

It is water sport performed on a water by sitting on a water scooter, also known as personal watercraft or PWC. Rider can ride the scooter either by sitting on it or by standing up. Up to 2 people can sit on it at the same time, and it can be an amazing fun ride.

The scooter has an inboard engine that drives a pump jet, that has an impeller which create thrust for propulsion and steering, with a large fuel capacity to make long cruises. This water sport is ruled by World Powerboating Federation, and PWC racing competitions take place around the world

Surfing

Surfing

Surfing

Well who don't know about surfing? It is an extremely popular water sport in which an individual uses a board to ride on the face of moving water wave. Waves found in oceans are most suitable for surfing, but standing wave or tidal bore found in rivers and lakes is also suitable.

Modern day surfing is thought to be originated in Hawaii, but its history is as old as Polynesian culture. Surfing culture is very dominant in California and Hawaii as these two states of US offer the best surfing conditions.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Amara

Comments

Amara (author) from Pakistan on May 28, 2021:

Thank you very much Vidya g.. Highly appreciate your visit..

Always a pleasure to see your appreciating comment..

Love n gratitude..

VIDYA D SAGAR on May 28, 2021:

A wonderful list of adventurous water sports Amara. They all are appealing and fun. I enjoyed reading this article. Good work.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on May 28, 2021:

Haha Gyanendra, it must have been a funny experience, I guess..

Thanks for stopping by and sharing it with us..

Much gratitude..

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 27, 2021:

Good to note, and thanks.

gyanendra mocktan from Kathmandu,Nepal on May 27, 2021:

Amara,

Thank you for taking me around vittually to the various adventures of water world.

I can image the thrills. I have expeiencd rafting twice. And I fell down and other crew membered got scared!! They were all ladies from US. Guide and myeself were males.

Thanks

Amara (author) from Pakistan on May 27, 2021:

I am really very glad to know that you loved this article..

Thank you very much Sangre.. Lots of love.. ;-)

Amara (author) from Pakistan on May 27, 2021:

Thank you very much Rozlin. Your visit and lovely comment is highly appreciated.. ;-)

Allah bless you always..

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 27, 2021:

Amara, you're welcome.

Rozlin from UAE on May 27, 2021:

Salam, Amara. This is an interesting informative article on water sports. I learned a lot from this article. Thanks for sharing.

Sp Greaney from Ireland on May 27, 2021:

Nice article. I never heard of hydroflying before. It's definitely a sport for those people who like trying new and exciting things.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on May 27, 2021:

Yes Bill must try parasailing, its a real fun.. I wish you all the best..

Thanks for your visit and comment Bill.. Have a great week..

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 27, 2021:

I have done a lot of kayaking. I have river-rafted. I would love to parasail. The others look like fun, but I doubt I'll get to them. Fun list! Thanks for the reminder to look into parasailing.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on May 27, 2021:

Yes these are fun sports. Rafting is amazing, I would also love to try hydroflying someday.

I saw in watersports section of skyaboveus, there was nothing much in watersports section, so I decided to write about some adventurous water sports. I hope so they will pick it..

Thanks dear sis.. Lots of love..

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 27, 2021:

I love to do adventures. Thanks for sharing this, Amara

I love to go for Rafting. I have done Jet Skiing once with my father. I enjoyed it a lot. I would love to try hydroflying some day at least once in my life.

Submit this article to skyaboveus. I Believe, they will accept it.

Well done!!

Blessings and Love

Amara (author) from Pakistan on May 27, 2021:

I am very pleased to know that you liked it Miebakagh..

Thanks for your visit and comment :-)

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 27, 2021:

Amara, very good to know. Thanks.

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