No matter what time of year it is, learning how to do different things as a family on your next vacation is always fun. If you’re looking for something new to try with your loved ones, these are the three best water sports to learn with the family.
Tubing’s an insanely fun activity—it’s not too intense, but it will test how well you can stay on the tube. Mostly played on lakes, tubing requires one to four people on a float with lifejackets. If you’re vacationing at a resort, an instructor will show you and your family the best ways to sit and lay on the float.
Windsurfing is such an easy water sport to learn as a beginner, and you can catch onto windsurfing lingo that instructors and riders use quickly. All that you need is wind, a bodysuit, and great balance. As you learn this activity, you will discover how to steady yourself while sifting through the water.
This activity is sure to get you and your family out on the water over and over again because it never gets dull. If there’s one activity that brings your family together, it’s got to be windsurfing.
Rafting is one of the tamest activities to do, especially if you and your family aren’t interested in speed. Rafting takes you out onto rivers, lakes, and rapids (if you like exhilaration) with a guide, and you can go through beautiful, scenic routes.
Before you set propelling down the water stream, your instructor will go over how to use and sit in the raft so that you and your family can get a feel for being on the water. The rental rafts are only available at certain times of the year, so make sure to plan ahead.
Now, start thinking about these and other water activities you’d like to learn with your family while on your next vacation.