The summer holidays are usually a time to relax and chill after a long academic year. But it should also be a time to do the things you haven’t done before and to try some new things. So here are my top 5 things to do over summer! Keep in mind they all happen to be water sport based… probably because I’m the biggest water baby around 😉
- Scuba Diving
If you like to try something a little new then Scuba Diving is definitely for you! I only came across Scuba Diving because my parents are scuba fanatics and made to do my PADI open water qualification as soon as I was old enough. I love the feeling that you get when you are 30 meters underwater and exploring the ocean as though you were a fish. Snorkelling is great fun too, but diving is on a whole new level of awesomeness. I guess you feel a little “supernatural” by the fact that you can breath underwater with no difficulty, and still swim with all the different fish and animals that you can’t see from the surface. It certainly makes you appreciate the ocean to a whole new degree! If you ever have the chance you should definitely give it a go!
Ahhhh now this one is a good one, and the perfect thing to do with friends in the Summer! Doughnutting is where a flat inflatable ring is tied to the back of a boat and is pulled at speed. It probably sounds a bit strange if you haven’t done it before but its perfect to do with friends since around three people can fit on one doughnut. The aim of the game is simple… well it’s not actually a game but it usually turns out to be one! The person who stays on the doughnut for the longest wins! It’s honestly the best thing to do with friends; some of my best memories with friends are when we were doughnutting. A good place to do it is either in the sea or you can always do it in inland water parks.
- Wake Boarding
If you are a snowboarder or a skier then you will definitely love this, but if you don’t do any of the above I’m sure you will still love especially if you are a water baby. Wake boarding makes you feel that you are literally flying across the water and if you fall it doesn’t hurt because after all it’s just water. This is definitely one of my favourite things to do in summer, and it can be easily done in the UK if you just wear a wetsuit 😉
First let me start of by saying that there are many different types of sailing; there’s dingy sailing, which is much more physically and sport related, then there’s yachting, which is where you pretty much have a large yacht and can sail to different areas around the coast and then stay on-board. I much prefer to sail a Yacht just because it’s what I’m use to and I love the fact that you can visit places around the coast which can’t be visited by foot or car. It’s also a great way to spend time with friends and family since its acts as a floating hotel. There are lots of different ways to get involved with sailing, such as joining your local sailing club to learn dingy sailing or Sunsail if you want to sail a Yacht. It’s definitely a chance to meet new people and to get involved with something new.
- Kite Surfing
I started to learnt to kite surf last Christmas while I was on holiday. It was daunting to begin with but at the same time it was so much fun! It’s neither the easiest sport to learn, nor the quickest but once you’ve been properly taught it gives you so much of a buzz that you never want to stop. With Kite Surfing it’s important to use a qualified instructor because it can be dangerous and painful if you don’t. I’m of course not trying to scare you but some sports just have to be taught my a professional and in my opinion this is one of them. Nonetheless it’s still one of my favourite sports ever!
I’m sorry for such a delay in my blog posts! The internet here is a bit testing so it’s pretty hard to upload any blog posts; but I hope you liked this blog post and I shall see you all very soon 😀