It is an obvious, cheap sport that everyone can do in their own way. Swimming is a complete sport in which we exercise a lot of muscle groups in our body.
In addition to training the body, this practice also strengthens and improves our cognitive capacity. Numerous studies have shown that immersion in water increases the flow of blood to the brain. In addition, other research has found that swimming and other similar exercises release neurotrophic or neurotrophin factors in the brain or, in other words, help raise the mood.
Given these factors, there is no doubt that it is 100% advisable to swim anywhere. In the case of the sea, we must be very careful with the waves and the currents, as they can play a bad trick on us.
It is one of the most legendary water sports we can find in the marine territory. The beginnings of this practice are located 500 years ago in the Polynesian islands. Surfing consists of sliding and surfing waves standing on a board. Everyone who surf shows excellent balance and a lot of technical skills.
In Spain, if you are encouraged to do this sport, we recommend that you visit the North. Asturias, Santander, the Basque Country, Galicia, and Catalonia are epicenters in which this activity is more feasible since there is usually a more powerful swell. Most of the nautical schools give initiation courses that will allow you, in a few days, to defend yourself in this modality.
One of the water sports you can only try if the wind allows it. This one will be in charge of sliding when propelling a traction kite that will be attached to your body using a harness. The board will be attached to your feet so that you can perform all kinds of maneuvers and pirouettes.
This sport, which dates back to 1977, requires minimum strength and endurance to be developed. If you are interested in practicing kitesurfing, you are happy, as Spain multiplies Schools year after year.
The best areas to practice this sport in our country are located on the Atlantic coast of Andalusia, in the Mediterranean (region of Murcia, Comunidad Valenciana, Balearic Islands, and Catalonia) and in Fuerteventura. Test your physical condition by performing kitesurfing in one of these places!
- Paddle Surf
Also called rowing surfing, it is a sport where the navigator, who stands on a board, paddles to move around with the help-as his own name indicates – rowing. This practice is much more relaxed than the previous ones but requires concentration and balance. It looks easier than it is!
Do you want to check your skills in this activity? Well, you got pretty easy. All the points on the Spanish coast have areas intended for this practice, if the weather and the conditions of the sea allow it –there can not be many waves. Also, you will also find indoor areas where you can also surf paddle.
- Water Skiing
It is also known as nautical skiing. This sport emerged in the year 1922 thanks to Ralph Samuel. What is it? The skier, with one or two skis, slides over the water thanks to the work of the motorboat to which he is attached with a rope.
This activity has multiple modalities (the wakeboard, the wakeskate or the wakesurf) that, instead of skis, use sliding boards. All of them can be easily practiced throughout the Spanish geography, both coastal and inland.
With this practice, you will travel the sea at a speed that will allow you to feel the adrenaline in your body. You’ll reach 50 miles an hour! Given these conditions, it is no wonder that it is a sport that is very much liked and creates quite an addiction. Would you like to try it?
It is one of the evolutions of traditional surfing. It consists of sailing with a board similar to that of that sport which is provided with a sail, which allows the displacement. The wind, along with the waves, is once again essential for the activity to be possible. Balance, strength, and endurance are the main skills that test this activity.
Windsurfing, which is also called sailing surfing or sailing board, requires absolute mastery of wind and sea waves. It is a sport that, although it originated in the United States, is practiced with great affection in our country.
The good coastal conditions and the sea breeze characteristic of the Spanish shores are two fundamental factors for this activity to be practiced throughout the national territory. Andalusia, Catalonia, the Canary Islands and the region of Murcia are several highlights to get in touch with this sport.