Try a manly sport like kayaking, paddle boarding, yachting, or wake boarding- just to name a few. Follow this list, try it out and snag the girl with your water man moves.
Get your heart pumping and your hair blowing back with these exciting and enticing water sports. Women love a man’s man. Try one or several of these sports on your next vacation. Better yet, plan one just for these activities.
Check out our rating technique to find which sport, or sports, suits your tastes best. Each category will be rated by mild, medium, or heavy. Expense will determine the amount of money each sport generally costs to partake in, and experience needed tells you what type of physicality the sport requires. Overall difficulty will determine if lessons or instructions are necessary and “Manliness” will rate how the babes see this sport. Let’s get swimming.
This sport can be done in the ocean, or on rivers, bays and lakes. Beginners are recommended to take lessons in a single or double kayak. Kayakers use a double sided paddle to help graze through the water easily. Different types of kayaks include whitewater, playboat, creekboat, racing, recreational, sea, sit-on-top, surf kayaks, wave skis, canoe, inflatable, multi-hull, outrigger, and fishing kayaks. Take your woman out for a day in the kayak and impress her with your sporty spirit. Check out www.kayakonline.com for all the news on this up-and-coming sport, including a list of all states and countries in North America currently supporting the industry.
Standup Paddle boarding:
Evolving from the surfboard and catching more publicity in the past 10 years, this activity can be done in the ocean, calm rivers, bays or lakes. Paddleboards are usually three foot-plus wide and ten foot-plus long, with a six inch thickness and usually hollow inside to help with the paddleboarder’s buoyancy. You can kneel, sit, or stand as you paddle right to left, usually with a single fin paddle. This activity focuses training emphasis on the calves, thighs, abs and shoulders- essentially a full body workout. Get the lady in waiting in a small bathing suit and paddling around on one of these surfboards, and you two can have another full body work out later on, after your fun in the sun. Find out more at www.paddleboarding.com or take lessons from the No. 1 surf school in the industry, Pacific Surf School located and teaching in San Diego, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Bali. See more at www.pacificsurf.org.
This sport is the recreational or competitive aspect to sailing or boating. Yachts can be rented or purchased and owners are usually part of a club or membership centered on the docking station. Take a day trip on a yacht or spend a week on the open seas being your own captain. Popular all over the world, from the Italian Riviera to the Pacific seas, this sport is the established man’s sea adventure. Ahoy-matey! Bring your wench along for the rough or smooth sailing seas. Find out more about the yachting community at www.liveyachting.com.
This sport came out of the combination of water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing techniques. The wake boarder is towed behind a motorboat at speeds between 17 and 24 miles per hour. Classes are recommended and beginners are pulled at lower speeds and encouraged to “stand-up” on the wakeboard, a fiberglass covered board about four feet by two feet. Riding can also include tricks like hand grabs, 180 degree, and 360 degree turns. With other maneuvers nicknamed the “G-spot,” “Tantrum,” and the “Hoochie Glide,” this sport might just improve your love life maneuvers as well. Try out www.wakeboarder.com if you’re interested.
Still a little unsure about this sport? Here’s the down low. This is essentially waterskiing, without the skis. Normally referred to as “barefooting,” the speeds of this sport are higher than the average waterskiing due to the lack of skis. Said to have originated in the calm waters of Florida, the necessities for this sport are relatively low: a boat, a handled rope, and perhaps for beginners, shoe skis (smaller skis about 18 inches long). The upside to this water sport is freedom of movement compared to waterskiing, as the athlete is no longer constricted with skis. Connect with the “barefoot” community at www.barefootcentral.com.
Originating in rivers worldwide, this sport is for the novice and advanced athlete alike. Instructions and group lessons are always recommended as this is a highly dangerous sport but as they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Traveling abroad? Join a group and find out more about the International Rafting Federation at www.internationalrafting.com.
Expense: $ Mild
Experience needed: Medium to heavy
Overall difficulty: Medium to heavy
Manliness: Better be a surfer or skater to handle this one. Put me on the beach and let me drool away while you skim for me. I might skim you later, stud.
Think of a smaller, thinner surf board. Then, imagine skimming the shore and water with the board, after your toss it through the waves and jump on. Skimming originally started out of the surfer creativity during the off season, when the waves were small, which is technically the perfect conditions for this sport. A skim board is short, small, thin and light. It’s thrown down and “skims” through the shore-water or travels quickly up a small wave. During this time, the “skimmer” chases after the board, running, and leaps on to it to enjoy the rest of the ride. When done correctly, skimmers surf, glide and pass through or on waves and water effortlessly. Truth is this is a tough one. Experience is necessary. For all those watermen out there looking for the next challenge, here it is. Find out more at www.skimonline.com.
Expense: $$ Medium
Experience needed: Mild
Overall difficulty: Mild to medium
Manliness: If you’re a family man, this is the sport for you. We can do it with the family and then have alone time after.
This is a personalized watercraft used singularly or in a double-ride to “ski” through the water at fast speeds. They can be used in the ocean, but are more common in bays, rivers, or lakes. Perfect for the family get-away, one needs but simply to rent and ride. Most water towns have them available right on the water or at the docks. Races and trick competitions occur worldwide too, find out more at www.jetski.com.
Parasailing is the sport where a person or couple, are towed behind a boat as they fly in the sky, 20 to 30 feet behind and up, floating with a specially designed parasail or canopy. Often, parasailing lovers can go higher and enjoy the beautiful vistas offered by the ocean scenery. Plan a trip at www.parasailing.com.
Windsurfing is the sport of attaching a stand-up sail to a surfboard, and surfing the water directed by the wind. Lessons or instruction is highly recommended for beginners or introductory persons to the sport in general. Offering a full body workout, windsurfing is the hot sport on the West coast in California and Hawaii. Usually medium to heavy winds are desired for an effective ride. This is a hugely competitive sport, find out more at www.uswindsurfing.org.
Get wet and wild in the water. Your woman will be impressed and turned on. You’ll feel like the energetic man you want to be.
Hit up the water Kasanova, just jump in.