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Popular Water Sports to Try Out This Summer

Surfing is one of the most popular water sports and dates back to the mid 18th century. Surfing is a great cardiovascular workout and also a great water sport activity.

Summer is just a few months away and that means it’s time to start planning what you want to try out this summer. Water sports are a great choice to try something new, and learn a new skill. The splashing of water in the hot summer months will be the perfect way to spend time and acquire a new skill.

Here are some of the popular water sports to try out this summer...

1. Surfing

Surfing is one of the most popular water sports and dates back to the mid 18th century. Surfing is a great cardiovascular workout, and also a great water sport activity. You will have to take some surfing lessons before going out into the waters on your own, but once you’ve taken a basic surfing course, you will love it when you surf your first wave. There are plenty of stores offering used surfboards in the UK that will be enough to last you a summer, if you don’t want to spend too much on a brand new surfboard just for the summer months.

2. Kitesurfing

This popular water sport is picking up pace among people, because it’s so much fun. This one is a mix of snowboarding, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, skateboarding, and also gymnastics. In kitesurfing, you surf on a regular surfboard, catching waves while the kite catches the air. This one requires you to do some calculations and mental work, because you will be required to make some quick, on-the-spot, decisions regarding the movement and position of your surfboard and the kite bar.

3. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

For a water sport activity that doesn’t require much effort or learning on your part, try out stand-up paddle boarding. It’s a great stress reliever because of the soothing process of gliding through water. It’s also a great full body workout because you have to paddle the board while standing.

4. Spearfishing

Spearfishing is exactly what it sounds like—fishing using a spear, but underwater. In spearfishing you go underwater in the same way as you would in snorkelling, scuba diving, or free diving. The difference is that you go with a spear to catch the fish. This technique of fishing is an ancient old one. You can get some spearfishing equipment in the UK and try out this new water sport. Spearfishing is a mix of diving and fishing, so you’ll be able to experience the joys of two water sports in one.

5. Kayaking

Kayaking is a great water sport activity that’s the perfect mix of a fun water activity, and workout. In kayaking, you paddle with blades on both ends and that makes for a good exercise for those looking to sweat out this summer.

6. Jet Skiing

This popular, and widely loved, water sport needs little introduction. Jet skiing is one of the most popular water sports, and you don’t need any training or lessons for this one. Just get on the jet ski and zoom away in the waters, enjoying the breeze and the speed.

7. Diving

If you want to experience and see the underwater life, diving is the best water sport to do that. Not only do you get to enjoy the cool waters, but also have an amazing experience with the beings who live deep under the water.


Trying out or learning a new water sports this summer is a great way to spend your time. You can either do this in the UK, or travel somewhere else so that you can combine traveling with your water sports. Pack your swimsuits, because this summer is going to be a wet adventure.

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