15. 04. 2019.
Always expect the unexpected!
To help raise awareness, we have created an infographic of certain tips to keep in mind when it comes to entering large bodies of water.Read more
Want to try something new, instead of just choosing an activity from the selection popular aquatic sports such as swimming or surfing? We hope you’ll get some ideas from our own unusual selection!
This sounds like a nice way to combine land and aquatic sports. Horseboarding requires two people to enjoy this extreme sport. If you feel up for a challenge, try it out!
You just need a board, a horse and a partner who rides the horse (or the board if you’d rather ride the horse). Then you enjoy the speed up to 40 kilometers per hour while the rider gallops the horse in the shallow parts of the water. Sounds fun, right? Both for the surfer and the rider!
This sport is gaining popularity quickly and it gets competitive as well, as pairs race for speed and perform tricks and stunts (under highly controlled and protected circumstances, of course).
Stand-up paddleboard yoga combines yoga poses and paddleboarding. It may sound difficult. You may think performing those complicated poses set enough of a challenge on a stationary surface, but SUP yoga actually has a number of advantages.
First of all, while practicing the poses on a paddleboard, you have the possibility to concentrate on yourself. It also keeps you in the present for a little while, even more than during normal yoga. And you really should stay in the present for all the balancing!
If you practice yoga on a moving surface, your core muscles will engage more. It also strengthens other muscles otherwise unused in yoga practice. Common asanas (poses) in SUP yoga practice include downward-facing dog, the cat-cow combination, child’s pose and corpse pose.
Zorbing on water
Have you ever dreamed of walking on water? Well, if you answered “yes”, your dream can easily come true with water balls!
A water ball is like a zorb, often called a “human hamster ball”. But instead of rolling down hills, with this equipment you can roll on the surface of the water. Actually, water balls don’t qualify as new inventions – one of the first water balls appeared in the film Diamonds Are Forever in 1971. In the United Kingdom, people use the balls at swimming pools, marinas and lakes in an effort to keep children fit.
Using water balls can provide exciting programs for birthday parties, team building programs, school trips, or in fact almost every occasion. But under some circumstances, you should not zorb on water, for example if you have a:
Don’t forget safety, and never use water balls under the influence of alcohol or drugs of any kind!
After reading about underwater hockey, you might think you can do any sports underwater given enough creativity.
The British Navy invented underwater hockey in the 1950s to keep their divers fit and to improve their ability to move and work efficiently under water. They also call the sport Octopush. Instead of pushing the puck on the ice, the players push it underwater at the bottom of the pool.
The two opposing teams each have six players in the water. The players wear large fins, a diving mask and snorkel, and a thick glove made from latex to protect the hand from the pool bottom and the puck. They use a short stick which must fit into a box of 100 mm × 50 mm × 350 mm.
Given such a wide range of unusual aquatic sports, you have plenty of opportunities to choose best fit for you if you would like to try something new. We hope our selection helped expand your vision in the subject.
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