Making the Most of Your Holiday on the Water
There’s just something about the water. It’s both life giving and picturesque, the ultimate in relaxation as well as fun. Whether it’s a river, lagoon, lake or the ocean, humans have long been drawn to the water, first as a means of survival and then as a means of pleasure. Whether you’re a jet boat enthusiast or a sunbathing nut, holidays by the water simply can’t be beat.
In this article, we share a range of tips and ideas about how best to make the most of your holiday by the water. After all, we’re busier than ever before, so the little holiday time we get should be spent soaking up every last droplet of enjoyment.
If the beach is more your thing, surfing is a great way to unwind and stay fit while you’re on holidays Whether you’re a seasoned wave rider or a complete novice, being out in the waves is an almost spiritual experience for a lot of people. If you’ve got a board, take it with you, and if not, you can always hire one at the beach where you’re staying. For those who want to try their hand at surfing for the first time, a holiday where you’ve got nothing to keep you from practicing is an ideal opportunity.
If you’re a keen boater, you no doubt dream about being out on the water day in and day out at work. Whether you’re a fisherman or a wakeboard enthusiast, owning a boat (while a lot of hard work!) can bring unbridled joy for many years. Even if you don’t own a boat, hiring one for the duration of your holiday can be a great option. Make sure you apply for a boat license (a written test and certification which shouldn’t cost more than $100) and always adhere to the rules of the waterway.
Sailing is one of the world’s favourite leisure activities, and for good reason. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of the wind and salt on your skin as you maneuver your sailboat across the water, and a holiday is a perfect time to indulge that feeling. If you want to learn to sail there are often several options to do so in popular holiday destinations, so why not take the opportunity to learn something new?
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding
If you want a little more adventure in your holiday experience, waterskiing or wakeboarding is a great way to get it. Wakeboards are like the marine equivalent of snowboards, and the sport involves being towed behind a powerboat just like waterskiing. Often wakeboard boats are specifically designed to be heavier at the back so as to create a big wake for the rider to ‘surf’. We think if you can manage to stay up on your first turn you’re doing just fine, never mind the wake!
Holidays by the water are incredibly popular, and it’s easy to see why. Make the most of your next holiday by the water and indulge in a few activities you couldn’t do at home.