10 of the Most Adrenaline-Pumping Beach Holiday Activities
If you’re an adventure-seeker, and you want to spend the holiday season alone or with your loved ones on the beach, there are many adrenaline-pumping activities you can do. Here are some suggestions:
1. Cliff diving
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If jumping off of a cliff into crystal blue waters doesn’t give you the adrenaline rush you’ve been looking for, nothing will. Not all beaches have rocky cliffs you can jump off from, but those that do offer a variety of heights from as low as 3 meters to as high as 26 meters. The best thing about this activity is that you don’t need any special clothing or equipment to enjoy it. All you really need are nerves of steel in order to make that first jump.
This may seem like a calm activity, especially to adrenaline junkies who are addicted to extreme sports, but being harnessed to a parachute-like canopy while being towed by a speed boat isn’t for the faint of heart. Imagine flying a kite high up in the air. Now, imagine that you are the kite. Doesn’t that sound thrilling to you?
If you think that your run at the wake park was fun, why not try taking your wakeboarding skills to the beach? The added difficulty of riding a wakeboard through waves and being pulled in different directions by a speed boat will surely get your heart rate up.
This sport has been around for ages, but it never gets old. Each year, many people take up surfing and get addicted to the feeling they get when they ride the waves. The constant rush of adrenaline that courses through your body when you master a wave – or when you wipe out – will surely keep you coming back for more.
If parasailing and wakeboarding seem a little bit too tame for you, you can always mix them together and go kiteboarding instead. The name this adventure sport is called is self-explanatory. You hop on a board that is attached to a kite-like canopy, and you try to steer trough the waters while keeping yourself from wiping out. This extreme water sport incorporates elements of wakeboarding, parasailing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and other thrilling activities into one exciting and technically difficult activity.
The combination of sailing and surfing will surely get your blood pumping once you master the wind and waves. Of course, it takes time to get the hang of navigating through the waters, but luckily for beginners, places that rent out boards for this sport also offer lessons.
7. Jet Skiing
Imagine the wind in your hair as you cruise around on a motorcycle meant for the water. Unlike biking on land, however, riding a jet ski is a little bit more challenging as waves can make the ride even more thrilling than you might expect.
8. Water Rides
Many of the more touristy beaches offer water rides such as banana boat and fly fish boat rides. These rides may seem like child’s play to most, but hanging on as waves propel your inflatable boats up in the air is no easy feat, especially when the boat pulling you around is at full speed.
9. Shark Dives
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Scuba diving can be quite relaxing, but when you consciously dive in an area where sharks converge, your heart is guaranteed to pump harder than it ever did. But there’s no need to panic. As long as you follow your guide’s instructions, you’ll be fine.
10. Learn Poi Dancing
The dance that originated from the Maori people of New Zealand has become an attraction in beaches all over the world as dancers twirl around with blazing balls attached to chains. Watching them perform is already thrilling in itself, but learning how to do it can be a lot more fun.