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New Water Sports to Try This Summer

Fun Ways to Stay Fit on the Water

Summer is right around the corner, and many of us are planning getaways to beaches, lakes, and rivers. A water vacation can be incredibly peaceful; the sound of the waves and the fresh air are soothing and refreshing for the soul. But, being on vacation doesn’t have to just mean laying around and relaxing! For those of us that crave adventure and fitness on vacation, there are many new water sports out there to try. These water sports are made popular for the sense of freedom and adventure they bring to the practitioner. They will get your blood pumping and leave you feeling energized. Here are three of the new water sports we think you should try out on your summer vacation!

Three New Water Sports to Try in 2016

  1. Paddleboard Yoga

new water sportsStandup Paddleboard Yoga (or SUP Yoga) is a new water sport where yoga is done on a longboard in any body of water, preferably without too many waves. People love it because it brings a playful challenge to traditional yoga. The poses tend to be simple yet extremely toning: because balancing on the board is difficult, the practitioner must use core strength to stay balanced. This sport attracts adventurous folks who probably don’t mind falling out of the pose and into the water every once in awhile! If you crave the serenity of yoga with the fun of paddleboarding, try SUP yoga on your next vacation.

  1. Flyboarding

This is a new sport that is taking off in California and other water friendly areas. In this sport, a rider straps their feet into boots on a board that is connected to a the exit jets of a jet ski with a hose. The jet ski powerfully pumps out water that thrusts the flyboarder into the air. It is considered a pretty extreme sport that requires a good amount of athletic ability, but there are plenty of places that run beginner sessions to let the practitioner ease into the sport. If you have ever wanted to know what it would be like to fly around using a jetpack, try flyboarding on your next vacation.

  1. Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing is a new water sport that combines elements of skateboarding and windsurfing. In this sport, a surfboard is connected to a large power kite, and the kitesurfer uses the power of the wind to be propelled across the water. Kite surfing is another rigorous activity that requires athleticism and burns about 750 calories in an hour. Due to it’s fast paced, fun nature, kitesurfing has become a popular activity in the last few years.

These new water sports have become popular in most vacation areas near bodies of water. And, you don’t need to be a fitness expert or athlete to be able to try them out. Most areas have beginner options so you can try them out in a safe environment with professionals to help you get the hang of them.

So what do you think? Will you be trying out one of these new water sports on your summer vacation or do you have experience with any of these sports? Let us know!

Aubrey is a yogini that wears many hats: yoga instructor and yoga director at Life Yoga in New Orleans, a marketing assistant, a lover of chocolate, and a blogger. To see her teaching schedule and find out more about her, check out her personal page.

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