Many of us love to go on a beach holiday – snoozing on the sun lounger by day, eating out or partying by night, what’s not to love about a beach vacation? Add some scorching hot weather and an ice-cold cocktail or two, and you get most people’s idea of pure heaven.
But what if all your holidays are starting to look and feel the same, filled just with the endless hours of relaxing on the beach or by the pool? Monotony can creep into even the most blissful day if you do the same thing over and over again. If that’s the case, you may be ready to try something new – watersports can inject some adventure and activity into even the most sedate time away. So read on for three reasons to try a watersports vacation!
There are lots of Watersports Choices
Whether you decide to rent a boat in Costa Rica, go windsurfing in Hawaii or try jet-skiing in Saint-Tropez, watersports offer something for everyone.
Many watersports involve operating different kinds of boats, from powerboats used for racing, to canoes which require paddling with a single-bladed paddle. There is also kayaking, sailing, yachting, flyboarding, dragon boat racing – the choice is huge.
But, if you prefer something simpler and less motorized, you may decide to try rafting or paddleboarding. While this may be slower than zooming around on a jet ski, it’s certainly no less fun and will test your balance, strength, and agility. Rafting is also something you can do with your friends.
Watersports are a Great Way to Exercise
You may already know that swimming has many health benefits. It can help to build stamina and improve our cardio-vascular fitness, leading to a healthier heart and lungs. It also exercises many muscles in the body at the same time, making it a very time-efficient way to get fit. If too many piña coladas and burgers by the pool have added a few inches to your waistline, swimming can also help you lose weight. It is gentle on the joints and even beneficial for our mental health and mood.
While you don’t have to be an accomplished swimmer to participate in watersports, it is recommended that you should know how to swim before you take part in aquatic activities. Then you can enjoy the additional exercise involved in diving, water skiing, rowing, sailing and so forth, knowing that you’re both safe and using these exciting sports to full benefit.
Watersports are Good for the Whole Family
On vacation, it’s all too easy for each family member to end up doing their own thing: maybe your toddler just wants to build sandcastles or your teenager remains glued to their smartphone. Watersports are a great way to bring the whole family together in one fun-filled activity.
Even something as low-key as body surfing can be an opportunity to laugh and learn something new together and help you to turn vacation time into the ultimate family quality time, making wonderful memories along the way.