Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, surfing can be a
challenging and rewarding sport.
Surfing isn't something you're likely to just “pick up,” but plenty of
people have it on their bucket list. Don't Learn by Yourself. Pick a Good
Teacher. Use a Big Surfboard. Get Yourself a Soft-Top. Surf a Beginners
Wave. Spend Some Time on Dry Land First. Pace Yourself.
Windsurfing is a form of sailing, where a board is powered across the
water by the wind.
Polynesians have been using boards with sails for hundreds of years. It
wasn’t until the 1960s that windsurf board design really developed and it
became the sport we know today. You can read a full history of the sport
Unlike surfing, windsurfing uses the wind to propel forward
while surfing uses the force of waves. This means you can practice the sport
anywhere with a big body of water and wind, such as lakes, rivers, estuaries
and, of course, the open ocean.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Which is better? Why would someone choose one over the other?
Snorkeling and scuba diving are both fun and adventurous underwater
activities that allow you to explore and admire the beauty of marine
life—but they greatly differ in how they allow you to do it. General
knowledge tells us that snorkeling involves a mask and tube (snorkel) while
scuba diving requires a more complicated set of equipment, which includes an
autonomous breathing gas supply.
Bodyboarders are passionate about their sport and, today, prone
riding is an established art form.
For many, bodyboarding is the ultimate wave riding sport. Boogie boarding
fanatics might say that their sport preceded surfing as an ancient outdoor
activity. And for a few, bodyboarding is just an easier way to get into the
There are also riders who, depending on the ocean's mood,
will ride a bodyboard or a surfboard. A significant minority of hardcore
riders will never trade a bodyboard for a surfboard.
However, the eternal debate continues. Is surfing better than bodyboarding?
Why should you ride prone when you can stand up? Is there a natural way to
enjoy the energy of a wave?
Kayaking & Paddleboarding
is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... A kayak is a
low-to-the-water, canoe-like boat in which the paddler sits facing forward,
legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle to pull front-to-back on one
side and then the other in rotation.
is an outdoor water sports activity in which a rider stands up on a large
board and uses a paddle to move through the water. ... Today, the
paddleboard ranges between 12 and 20 feet in length, it is about 20 inches
wide and weighs between 20 and 40 pounds.