With two months left of summer there’s still ample time to get out on the water and enjoy the sun. While most people are happy to spend a day floating on the lake or take the kids to the pool, there are many more watersports out there try your luck at. If you’re looking some new ways to spend a day on the water, consider giving one of these lesser known sports a try this summer.
Standup Paddleboarding or “SUP” has gained popularity around the world in the last decade. These boards are great for anyone interested in spending some time on the water, and their buoyancy makes them relatively easy to use for all ages. While beginners enjoy these boards on calm lakes and rivers, the most intrepid users will race them for hundreds of miles and even give surfers a run for their money in big wave surf.
If you are looking for a bit more adventure than snorkeling but aren’t quite ready for full on diving, snuba might be your new go-to. Snuba gives you more freedom than snorkeling because you can dive down deeper than a snorkel would allow. It’s easy to learn and a great way to explore all that the sea has to offer for kids and adults alike.
Innertube Water Polo
If you have a pool at your disposal and are looking for a new game to try, innertube water polo is hard to beat. Played like regular water polo but in innertubes, this sport is a ton of fun and great for large groups of people. All you need is a decent sized tube and a water polo ball!
If you’re looking for an extreme sport to try this summer, trying your luck at water jetpacking should be on your to-do list. As the name suggests, water jetpacking enables you to use a jetpack to fly above the water. Popular in California and Las Vegas but possible around the world, taking flight on one of these jetpacks will surely make for a vacation you won’t forget. For even more adventure, there’s one company in Mexico that offers jetpacking tours paired with “Seabreacher” shark boats where you can enjoy the water from a shark’s-eye-view.
From jetpacking, paddle boarding, to just spending a day at the beach, summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the water. When you spend a lot of time in the water, that means you’re also at risk for ear infections and swimmer’s ear. To learn more about acQuaMD and how we can keep your ears happy and healthy with preventive ear care solutions this summer, visit our website today!
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