Summer is the best time to enjoy water sports with your spouse or partner. There are so many options for you. If you’re through with hiking or mountain climbing, water activities offer the perfect relief. And for most of these, you don’t even need any experience. So, grab your partner and get ready to hit the water this summer!
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
This relatively new water sport is taking the world by storm. In fact, these days you see more people paddle boarding than surfing at Waikiki Beach. The reason for this is not only is paddle boarding a lot of fun, but it is easier than surfing. Some boards will even hold two people on them, for an extra romantic time out in the water. So, get yourself one of the affordable stand up paddle boards and you’re ready to go.
For those who don’t like to get wet, then boating, sailing, or canoeing are the right choices. Boating can be a great way to add a different flavor to your usual adventure dates. Just be together alone paddling your way across the water. You need to have strong arms for these activities, though. If you’re beginners, don’t start with the rough waters. Choose a lake or a gentle river. Anyway, check out some of the best boating spots in the country including Marina del Rey (California), Newport (Rhode Island), Key West (Florida), Lake Havasu (Arizona), Seattle (Washington), Benton County (Arkansas), and Otter Tail County (Minnesota).
Swimming is a great way to stay fit this summer, but stay away from the pool resorts, and go out there in the wild for the extra adventure. Top destinations that come to mind for swimming are Little River Canyon, AL; Carlon Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA; Echo Lake, Mount Desert Island, ME; Cummins Falls, Cookeville, TN; The Blue Hole, Wimberly, TX; The Homestead Caldera, Midway, UT; and Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK.
Diving adds a whole new experience to you as a couple. You know what they say. You have to go adventure together and build memories. One of the memories you can build together is those you do together and witness while diving. It can be an intimidating experience, but don’t go to too deep if you’re both first timers. Spots that come to mind include Wooden Fingers (Baranof Island, Alaska), Browning Wall (British Columbia), Sea Lion Rookery (Los Angeles), Metridium Fields (Monterey, California), and Kelp Forest (Catalina, California).
After your first snorkeling adventure, you may find yourself wanting to do it again. But be careful if it’s your first time to do it. Mistakes are common among beginners. Anyway, it’s fun and easy. You don’t need a lot of training for this. You and your partner will enjoy this one as much as the others do. Top snorkeling destinations are mostly Hawaii and Florida.
Summer is the best way to get wet. Whether you want to stay fit or you want to get started with a fitness regimen, it makes sense to try water aerobics. Unlike plain aerobics in your backyard, water aerobics has an added element, the water itself, that provides resistance. More resistance means more muscle workout and more calories burnt. And why should you do it with your girlfriend or boyfriend or wife or husband? Well, isn’t fun to get fit together?
Fishing with your partner is one of the most relaxing things you can do. If you don’t like strenuous activities like rafting or surfing, then you can just hop on a yacht or a raft or perhaps stand on a bridge and just go fishing. You can teach your girlfriend or husband how to catch a fish, or you can try learning for the first time together. It’s absolutely fun! Wonder where you can spend a nice time fishing? Try Glenwood Spring (Colo.), Traverse City (Mich.), Minocqua (Wis.), and Bend (Ore.). Of course, there are a lot more great places out there, so go check them out.