6 Fun Water Sports

Doing water sports is on my bucket list. Every time we go for a beach vacation, I take lots of photos of people doing them. Here are the list of water sports that look fun and interesting to try.

1) Parasailing
Parasailing | Penang, Malaysia

*Parasailing, also known as parascending, or "parakiting" is a recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that reminds one of a parachute, known as a parasail wing. On land or over water the manned kite's moving anchor may be a car, truck, or boat; parasailing just by kiting in heavy winds is highly discouraged. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender or wing and person into the air. 
Parasailing | Penang, Malaysia

*If the boat is powerful enough, two or three people can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute.

2) Windsurfing 
Windsurfing | East Coast Beach, Singapore
*Windsurfing or sailboarding is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board usually 2 to 3 metres long, displacing about 60 to 250 liters, powered by wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and consists of a mast, 2-sided boom and sail. The sail area ranges from rarely less than 2.5 m2 to a rarely more than 12 m2 depending on the conditions, the skill of the sailor and the type of windsurfing being undertaken.

Windsurfing | East Coast Beach, Singapore
*Windsurfing can be said to straddle both the laid-back culture of surf sports and the more rules-based environment of sailing. Although it might be considered a minimalistic version of a sailboat, a windsurfer offers experiences that are outside the scope of any other sailing craft design. Windsurfers can perform jumps, inverted loops, spinning maneuvers, and other "freestyle" moves that cannot be matched by any sailboat. 

3) Jetskiing
Jetskiing | Penang, Malaysia
Jet Ski’s are operated by two-cycle inboard petrol engines, which drive a jet of water pump. Water is taken in through a water pick-up on the bottom of the Jet Ski, drawn into an internal propeller (an impeller) that creates a jet of high pressure water which exits through a nozzle on the back of the Jet Ski. ~ SOURCE

4) Canoeing
Canoeing | Penang, Malaysia
*When two people occupy a canoe, they paddle on opposite sides. For example, the person in the bow (the bowman) might hold the paddle on the port side, with the left hand just above the blade and the right hand at the top end of the paddle. The left hand acts mostly as a pivot and the right arm supplies most of the power. The sternman would paddle on the starboard side, with the right hand just above the blade and the left hand at the top. For travel straight ahead, they usually draw the paddle from bow to stern, in a straight line parallel to the gunwale.

5) Waterskiing
Waterskiing | East Coast Park
*Water skiing is a sport where an individual is typically pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation on a body of water, skimming the surface.

6) Banana Boat Ride
Banana Boat Ride | Penang, Malaysia
*Riding in a banana boat is considered to be a safer activity than water-skiing or other towed-water sports, and is similar to tubing. It is generally safe to ride at 4+ years.

Which of the above water sports would you like to try? Me? I'd go for the parasailing and banana boat ride. Not very adventurous, eh!?
Information with * are from Wikipedia


  1. I'd say ALL OF THE ABOVE hahahaha....weeee everything looks fun fun fun to do! great photos as always! :-)

  2. WOW! I want to try all of that..:)

  3. Great shots! I guess all of them have a really nice time!

  4. Hi Cher, water sports is fun but since I do not know how to swim I am happy just to watch and take shots hehehe. I am using Picmonkey for some edits try it, it is very fun and free! Thanks for joining Water World Wednesday

  5. You mentioned Penang again.

    Thank you,

    and I love Penang.

  6. Terrific captures of such great water sports and they all look like fun to me! Hope your week is going well, Cher! Enjoy!


  7. They all look great. If I could swim better I would try the wind surfing.

  8. I have done Windsurfing and canoeing, they are enough for me, the others just do not appeal.

  9. I forgot to mention in my last comment that I am calling by as another Outdoor Wednesday participant today! Good to meet you.