4 water sports to do on your next camping trip

Depending on where you go camping you may often find that you are near a body of water such as a lake or the ocean. Here is a list of water sports that you can do on your next camping trip.

Jet skiing

If you’re after an exhilarating experience without having to exert too much physical force, then jet skiing is a good option. Jet-skis are usually available for rent at most beaches, from a few hours all the way up to a day-long rental. Seadoo is the most common brand of jetski these days. They differ from traditional jetskis in a few ways. On Seadoos you sit down while riding, whereas on jetskis you stand up.

Scuba Diving

A wonderful pursuit best accomplished with the help of a certified guide. When you want to try scuba diving, diving lessons are a must. You must be familiar with how to operate the equipment, how to stay safe under the water, and how water pressure affects your body. 

You should also seek your doctor’s approval before taking part in scuba diving. You may be unable to dive if you have certain medical conditions. In addition to pregnancy, heart problems, breathing problems, and hay fever, you may also feel sea sick. 

Surfing

It’s difficult to imagine water sports without thinking of surfing. There is no simpler, yet more thrilling experience than riding waves on a board.

When it comes to surfing equipment, all you need is a surfboard, which takes some consideration if it’s your first time. When purchasing a beginner surfboard, it is important to consider two factors. The material in which the board is made, as well as the size of the board.

Fibreglass, epoxy, and soft-top boards are the three types of surfboards based on their construction. Beginners are advised to use boards with soft tops. A soft top board will ensure both your safety and the safety of those around you. Beginners tend to fall a lot, so soft-top boards are a good option because of their softer outer-core, which lowers the risk of injury. Moreover, foam surfboards don’t ding as much, so fewer repairs are required.

Most surf camps and surf schools in whichever country you choose to surf will have soft top surfboards for rent. Surf camps and surf schools around the world, including world famous surf destinations like Nicaragua and Hawaii, now use soft top surfboards.

Kayaking

Kayaks are narrow boats with one or more cockpits, each seating one or two paddlers. The trick to finding a sustainable paddling stroke involves getting accustomed to the double-bladed paddle and finding a rhythm.

To propel yourself forward, you must alternate between using your left and right sides. It is possible to use kayaks on rivers, lakes, and dams as well as in the sea. As a first-time kayaker, it’s advisable to team up with a friend, as your combined paddling strokes will make you go faster and involve less effort from each of you.

It is not uncommon for kayak trips to last anywhere from 1 to 5 hours. Half-day trips usually require bringing a packed lunch and plenty of water with you. It’s a good idea to bring a waterproof daypack with you for storing food, water, and valuables like a phone or camera.

Cliff-diving

What better way to conclude this recommendation list than with a somewhat more extreme challenge. It’s as sim.ple as finding a cliff with a deep body of water beneath it. The diving part is of course the biggest challenge. For many the idea of diving is a little too scary, and so jumping ends up being the order of the day. Be sure to always practice cliff diving in a safe environment. This includes having someone else in the water on a boat or floating dock near you in case something goes wrong when you land in the water. They can then quickly deploy to assist.

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