Going to the beach is always a great day out in the sun, but if you have busy little ones, it can get a little tiring keeping an eye on them 24/7 when they’re swimming, running up and down and building sand castles.
Sometimes, one of the best things you can do with children is get rid of their energy! And trying out some water sports at the beach is a great way to do that.
Best of all, most kids will absolutely love to try something fun lake surfing or wakeboarding – better yet if they get to do it with friends or mom and dad.
Here are 4 cool water sports to try at the beach with the whole family.
Of course, this is very much location dependent, but if you live somewhere – or are on holiday somewhere – where surfing is popular, this is a great thing to try with the whole family. As long as everyone can swim, you’re sure to have an absolute blast.
Whether you’re a pro and you teach your kids yourself, or rather leave them in the capable hands of a local surf instructor, they’re sure to love the time they spend in the water. 80% of the fun is simply putting on a wetsuit and getting into the water!
Wakeboarding is a perfect thing to do with the whole family because even when one person is busy, everyone can watch and be included. If you’re out on a boat, simply driving along the water will be an adventure for the little ones.
Wakeboarding may be a little difficult for some, but it’s often a little easier for those who weigh less, making it appropriate for kids who often just pick these kinds of things up more quickly than adults. And it’s tiring so when you’re done you’ll all need time to relax, leaving the adults free to enjoy some mobile pokies in New Zealand.
Stand-up Paddleboarding, or SUPing, as it’s known these days, is a fun, relaxed activity to do out on the water. It doesn’t require quite as much athleticism as some other water sporting options, and it’s generally great to do one days when the water is still and quiet.
If you’re a bit more experienced, you can even ride waves on a SUP. However, if you’re a beginner or you’re a little nervous of the ocean, staying behind the waves and paddling around the still water is just as much fun.
If you’re at the beach with kids and you happen to in an area with abundant aquatic life, snorkelling is an absolute must. It’s perfect for families, whether your kids are strong swimmers or not – if they aren’t too confident, simply put them in a life jacket and stay close to them.
Not only will you and the family be able to get out in the water and splash around, but you’ll be able to see the sea life below. If you’re in a particularly beautiful area, you can event take the opportunity to teach your children a thing or two about fish and other sea creatures.