Various Types of Water Sports you Might Want to Try

There are so many forms of water sports that incorporate a board of some sort; it can seem confusing. A lot have emerged in the past few years and to help you make the right choice when it comes to learning a new water sport, here is a basic outline of the few water board disciplines that are popular today.

  • Kitesurfing – This is one form of wind-powered surfing; you need a kite, a bar, a harness and a board, while we recommend you wear a wetsuit when kite surfing, which protects your skin. Kite surfing is one of the very few disciplines that are easier to do than they look; 3-4 days should see you able to kite surf at a basic level and with regular sessions, you will quickly develop to an intermediate level and you can upgrade your kitesurfing equipment.
  • Foil boarding – Foil boarding was invented in Hawaii in 2003 and while it kind of stood on the sidelines for a few years, it is now very popular, especially here in Australia. It is very easy to pick up; a 90-minute session would be enough to have you standing, having mastered the balance aspect. Find a nearby venue and take a few hours to go and explore; you are under no pressure to make any decisions and you might visit several times before deciding to take up foil boarding.
  • Wingfoiling – What you need for wingfoiling; a board, a windwing and a wing foil, which lifts the board out of the water. This takes the best of kiting, windsurfing and foilboarding, all in a single, easy-to-learn sport. The wing is extremely light and you quickly learn how to move the wing to give you some direction and after a few sessions, you should be enjoying your progress and focusing on ways to improve. Check out YouTube for some great intro videos on wingfloiling
  • Waterskiing – It’s been around for many years, whether two skis or a single mono-board and this is the introduction that most people have to any form of water boarding. The best way to learn how to stand up is to hold on to a special bar on a boat, which gets you up to speed and allows you to practice lifting your body out of the water.

As you can see, there are quite a few variations of water sports that you can try and the World Wide Web has a lot of resources to educate you on any of these activities and when you buy equipment, it is always best for a novice to buy used equipment, at least until you gain some ability. The online supplier has the lowest prices for top-quality equipment and their staff are happy to offer advice and assistance when required.

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