Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. It was developed from a combination of water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing techniques.
The wakeboard is usually towed behind a motorboat, typically at speeds of 30–40 km/h (18–25 mph), depending on the board size, weight, type of tricks, and comfort. The wakeboard can also be towed by other means, including closed-course cable systems, winches, and personal water craft.
Best places to wakeboard in Europe :
France (84 cable wake parks; 24 water sport schools)
Germany (76 cable wake parks; 33 water sport schools)
United Kingdom (38 cable wake parks; 41 water sport schools)
Poland (33 cable wake parks; 6 water sport schools)
Italy (27 cable wake parks; 27 water sport schools)
Netherlands (26 cable wake parks; 11 water sport schools)
Lithuania (22 cable wake parks; 1 water sport school)
Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, is one of the newest recreational activities sweeping across the coasts. Originally created in Africa hundreds of years ago, SUP has become something of a new sport, with many people finding it to be a fun and engaging way to exercise, enjoy the great outdoors, and even do yoga.
Best places for this sport:
Peniche Peninsula, Portugal
Stagnone Lagoon, Marsala, Sicily, Italy
Avon Beach, Dorset, England
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore. Waves suitable for surfing are primarily found in the ocean, but can also be found in lakes or rivers in the form of a standing wave or tidal bore. However, surfers can also utilize artificial waves such as those from boat wakes and the waves created in artificial wave pools.
Best countries to surf in :
Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England
Bundoran beach, Ireland
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