Other Water Sports to Try
There are so many different water sports to take advantage of from parasailing to swimming, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and beyond. Whatever adventures you pursue, you can be sure that you and your family will have a wet, wild, watery adventure that you’ll remember for years to come!
You know that dream where you’re flying? Well, you can quit dreaming now and make it come true with parasailing. Hop on board a speedboat and soar 800 feet in the air with an activity that sweeps you off your feet—literally. This trip is invigorating as you sail above the water and watch the people drift underneath you. Venture down to Adventure Parasail, which has a perfect track record for all their flights. Cast your cares to the side, and let the exhilarating experience take control. Adventure Parasail also offers kayak rentals, banana boat rides and waverunner rentals!
You see them gliding over the waves as you relax on the beach, but now it’s your turn! Head over to Rudee Inlet Jet Ski Rentals for an exhilarating ride on the ocean waves. Rudee Inlet provides one, two and three-seated waverunners with no minimum age for passengers!
Surfing has been one of the most prominent sports at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for over 100 years, meaning it’s time for you to learn how! Take a lesson from one of the area’s professionals, and you’ll be gliding on the waves in no time. VB Surf Sessions offer surf camps from the end of May through September, allowing visitors to gain the “Surfer’s Knowledge,” which includes water safety, surfing etiquette, terminology, meteorology, oceanography and more! They also offer paddle board lessons, kayaks for rent and wetsuits for rent or purchase. There will also be many exciting surfing contests throughout the summer to commemorate this gnarly activity, so mark your calendars, and get ready to rip some waves!
Kite surfing (or kite boarding) is a magnificent combo of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing and paragliding. Try to conquer the waves as you rip and run over the majestic water, and feel the rush from hanging mid-air even if it’s for a few moments before you’re greeted by the splash of the water beneath you.
Stand Up Paddleboarding:
Take to a new form of transportation by learning the popular pastime of stand up paddleboarding. The tranquil waters near the Chesapeake Bay are ideal for a relaxing tour that allows you to reconnect with nature as well as view some of the beautiful waterfront homes throughout the area, and in the hidden treasure of Sandbridge.
It’s important to support the restaurants that provide local seafood to patrons, and one way to guarantee that the seafood is local is to catch it yourself! Virginia Beach is known as the striped bass capital of the world, and there are plenty of other local catches here including rockfish, tautog, flounder and tuna. To feel “one” with nature, head down to Back Bay, a nature refuge with astounding flocks of geese, birds, fish and turtles, perfect for a day of fishing on your own! (Read Dr. Julie Ball’s Virginia Beach Sport Fishing Report)
Sure, there are plenty of chances to see gorgeous scenery while out on the water, but have you ever been curious to know what’s beneath the surface? Experience the watery world below with a diving excursion. There are many sites to choose from, and you can either use your own diving gear or rent what you need.
Don’t let these few ideas limit you. There are dozens of ways to let loose in Virginia Beach, so throw caution to the wind, and you could wind up having an absolute blast!