Water Sport Short

What would you say if I told you that you could have fun with water with more than just water guns or swimming? You would probably say, “yeah right”. Well, there are plenty of ways that you can enjoy some fun with water. Let me tell you about some water sports that will allow you to have some aquatic fun.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is a water sport that allows a person to breathe underwater with a self-acclaimed breathing apparatus. This sport is one of the safest. The mortality rate of scuba diving is one death for every 212,000 dives. The only common injury that you may encounter is a broken toe. You can thank the slippery environment and your bare feet for that. If you fear that a shark attack may occur, don’t worry because you have a better chance of being hit by a falling coconut.

White Water Rafting

White water rafting is a recreational sport that uses an inflatable raft to navigate a body of water. It is one of the most exciting, sought after water sports out there. It is not for the faint-hearted because it involves racing headlong into rapids and walls of water. If you are looking to take your first rafting trip, give either the Green, Nenana, or Salmon rivers a try. 

Jet Skiing

One of my personal favorites is jet skiing. This sport allows you to navigate through rivers, lakes, and oceans. You are able to take a leisure ride with your family of up to for or ride individually and race your best friend. Whichever way you choose to enjoy it, jet skiing is not an activity that you would want to pass up this summer. 

Kayaking

Whether you are a first-time paddler or a pro, you will find some enjoyment in kayaking. It involves using a double-bladed oar to navigate a kayak. The small boat usually accommodates only one person but there are some that can seat up to three. You can use this watersport to enjoy a fishing or camping trip. 

Surfing

Surfing is probably one of the most popular of all watersports. If you feel like you’re having a bad day because you had to meet with your boss, you can grab a surfboard and face a bigger challenge. Unlike scuba diving, marine life possesses a higher threat. Keep those seals, stingrays, jellyfish, and shark when you go to ride the waves. 

No matter what sport you choose to enjoy, make sure to stop by the surfshop to fulfill your needs.

Things to Know About Paddle Board

Most of the stand-up paddle boards that new user or casual user chooses falls in the “All Around” category. These types of board are most suitable for recreational flat-water paddling. Generally, the width of All Around boards is 30”. The beginners generally use a board of 11’ to 12’. Light rider starts with 10’ to 10’6” paddle board. All Around boards have a thickness of 4  to 5” range and usually feature a fairly wide nose as well as tail. The considerable length, width, and thickness with a wider nose and wider tail make the board very stable and forgiving.

Over the few years, paddle boards have become a new trend in the world of water sports. They look almost the same as a surf board but its operation is very easy. You have to lie down on the board and paddle with your hand and ride the wave in. As paddle boards became popular, the race began to include paddle surfing too. Similarly, stand-up board has also become over the past few years. In this board, you need to stand up straight facing the horizon. An elbow like bend with an extended paddle is provided in the middle and is used to propel the board. The presence of elbow bend allows the user to generate much more power as compared to that of a straight paddle. While paddling, you need to keep your eyes up rather than looking at the water or at your feet. This allows you to take better views of the surroundings and many people find it a better way for sightseeing.

There are a number of stand-up paddle boards available on the market. We need to understand the different board shapes and their performance and purpose. One should be very much aware of stand up paddle boards before you buy it. 

If you are a person who wants to give this new sport a try then it’s obvious that you have a number of questions on your mind. If you have used a board before then it is necessary to upgrade to a new and better one. Let’s discuss the different shapes of board available. 

Below are some of the popular stand-up paddle boards available:

  • Recreational flat-water Paddling
  • Flat Water Racing
  • Paddle Surfing
  • Touring Paddle Boards
  • Downwind Paddling
  • River or Rapid Paddling

These are some of the basic facts that will help you in knowing about the different types of paddle boards.