5 reasons why you should give watersports a go
Always wanted to take up watersports? Unsure how to get started? Well, never fear as
Inspired by 12-year-old Tash Gouldsbury who's making waves (excuse the pun) in her homeland of New Zealand, the young surfer has already been honing her skills on the board for the past three years. This got us thinking - if a 9-year-old can have such a great talent on the waves, what could the rest of us achieve out there? We've put together our top 5 reasons to give watersports a go, no matter what your age is…
It's great fun
Most importantly, one reason to try watersports is that
Suitable for pretty much anyone, watersports is a great activity for all ages. Take Gary and Billy, aged 50 and 55 respectively, who are keen SUP-ers at Lagoon Watersports in Hove. In their second year of paddleboarding, Gary comments: “I think as you get older you look for a form of water sports that gives you a buzz, but without feeling the need to prove anything or half kill yourself, SUP makes you feel really energised and good.”
It's great exercise
Why spend a lunch break in a hot, sweaty gym that’s playing the same club music on repeat each day when you can get out there and really burn some calories while toning up. Depending on your
According to Men’s Fitness, an
Good for the mind as well as the body
We all know that stress has a significant effect on our minds as well as our bodies. But in this connected and technologically advanced modern world, what can we do to try to combat this?
According to the CIPD, a whopping 38% of UK workers stated they were under excessive pressure at work at once at least once a week, rising to 48% in the public sector. With such a shocking number that’s set to keep rising, taking to the water can be a great way to focus and enjoy an activity far away from the strains of the workplace. Trust us, you’ll love it!
You can do it anywhere, even central London
City-dwellers, it’s time to rejoice as watersports
Active360, one of our favourite places for SUP here in London, has four locations across the capital where you can walk from the office and onto the Thames in no time. If you’re lucky enough to work or commute from the Paddington area, you really can walk onto a paddleboard in just a few minutes with their SUP centre located
Did we mention that watersports can give you a total sense of freedom? Whatever type of activity and board you choose, you’re in control to have as much fun as you can. Not only that, but you can take your new skills pretty much anywhere in the world. Surfing in Mexico? Paddleboarding in New Zealand?
Want to get started with surf lessons, kitesurfing or stand-up paddleboarding? With only the best schools across the UK, you can discover and book your next adventure via the
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