Three Incredibly Popular Water Activities to Try This Summer

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Are you someone who looks forward to summer because it means you’ll be able to get back on the water? If so, you aren’t alone. In 2017 alone, nearly 15 percent of the U.S. population participated in water sports.and are waiting for spring to come and go so that they can get back on their favorite lake. There are so many different activities to do on the water and everyone seems to have their favorite. Below are three of the most commonly enjoyed recreational water sports in America and a few quick facts about each of them:

1. Boating – Nearly 90 million adults in the U.S. alone regularly participate in recreational boating. From sailboats to pontoon boats and speed boats, people love the feeling they get of navigating the water and exploring new areas of lakes and oceans. Boat rentals are incredibly populars on lakes all across the United States and typically for very affordable rates. If you aren’t sure about the prices in your area just call the nearest full service marina and ask about what types of boat they have and the per hour and full day pricing for each one.

2. Jet Skiing – Another awesome water activity that people love is jet skiing. Jet skis are smaller than boats, and can hold one to four adults depending on the specific model. Whether you own your own or perfer to use jet ski rentals, there is never a dull time on a jet ski. Various motor sizes mean that the jet ski can reach speeds anywhere between 15 and 60 mph. Jet ski rentals are also reasonably priced and can typically be rented by the hour or by the day. Make sure and ask about the age and ID requirements for the jet ski rental in your area as it is typically either dictated by the state or the marina.

3. Wakeboarding – Wakeboarding can be seen on lakes all over America because people absolutely love doing it. In 2016 alone, there were nearly 3 million Americans participating in wakeboarding, and this number grows every year. This water sport is similar to skiing, except for rather than standing on two skis, the rider stands on what looks like snowboard to go back and forth over the wake that the boat is making. Wakeboarding ropes are long (between 52 and 78 feet) and can also be rented a marinas around the country.

Being on the water has so many benefits. Not only does being on a boat mean you are typically with friends or family, but you are also usually enjoying the sun, away from the office, and de-stressing. What sort of water activities will you try this summer that you haven’t before? Call your local marina and ask about boat, wakeboard, and jet ski rentals this summer and give one of them a try. You might find a new hobby that you are really good at!

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