Vacation is a time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the company of family and friends. On rare occasions, it’s also a time to meditate and be alone with your thoughts. One thing synonymous with a fun vacation is water. The beach, the pool, or a quiet lake are famous for their scenery and experience. Water sports have gained a massive following over the decade, and we are excited to share some fun water sports activities you can enjoy on your next vacation.

1. Flyboarding

Have you ever dreamt of possessing the ability to fly? You know, like your favorite superhero when you were young. If the answer is yes, then flyboarding presents you with that option. The fly board gear can hurl you as far as 72 feet into the air and guarantee an exciting experience. The water sport, created in 2012, has seen steady growth in popularity from water sports faithful, and it’s a fun sport you should attempt.

2. Standup Paddling 

If surfing had a younger, calm brother, then that would be standup paddling. Also known as SUP for short, standup paddling has a large board on which you stand and a paddle to move and stir.

The SUP is ideal for a calm ride on rivers, lakes, and even the ocean. This activity is perfect for meditation or having your alone time. Standup paddling is gaining a lot of recent attention, and this has led to the creation of inflatable SUPs, which are easier to carry around when moving compared to their wooden counterparts. This means you do not have to create extra space in your car for the board when traveling to open water. Even with it being inflatable, it has also maintained its durability.

3. Fishing

Are you surprised we mentioned fishing? There is a reason recreational fishing attracts millions of people all around the world. In America alone, over 50 million people engaged in this activity as of 2019. Fishing is a relaxing and easy to learn activity for people of different ages. It is vast and can be technical if you dive deep into it, but you don’t need that here. It’s a great way to spend time with family or friends while enjoying the fresh air and the great outdoors.

4. Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a close relative to scuba diving, but not it. It involves using a goggle mask and a long breathing tube called a snorkel tube. If you are a fan of underwater adventure, then this activity is for you. You will need to learn how to swim and if you can’t hold your breath for minutes at a time, you will struggle with this one. Nonetheless, it’s still a fun and exciting water sport to try.

5. Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is the water equivalent of snowboarding. It’s a bit like surfing, but more intense. A wakeboard, unlike a surfboard, has straps for your legs and a rope attached to a speedboat that tows you. If you want to ride a wakeboard as a beginner, make sure you use a short rope, squat to stabilize yourself, and put most of your weight on your front foot, and the most important of all, have fun. We heard it’s a water sport you can quickly learn.

6. Parasailing

Parasailing is parachuting, but with you strapped and pulled by a boat with a rope. Think of the strappings like the ones at an amusement park. It’s a fun water activity because you don’t need to stir or navigate. All you need is a lot of courage and a sense of adventure. Parasailing can have up to three people on board at a time, and so you can experience this memorable activity with your loved ones.

7. Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is fast becoming a popular recreation activity, and why not. It is an experience anyone who loves the sea and sea life should try once in their lifetime. As a recreational diver, the limit you can drive is between 30 and 40 meters, and if you want to go any deeper, you will require special training.

This is a popular tourist attraction for most cities close to the sea and a sport you should go for on your next vacation.

Water sports are fun and exciting, the reason many people choose to spend their vacation where there are lakes, oceans, or rivers. If these bodies of water don’t exist at those destinations, there are swimming pools available to play pool games like belly flop, Atomic whirlpool, volleyball, or basketball. There is beauty in having fun with your family and loved ones. This list has provided you with some beautiful ideas next time you find yourself on vacation near the sea or ocean.