3 Thrilling Water Sports to Try this Summer

Published by Hillcrest Ski & Sports on Apr 28th 2021

Summer is here. For many people, it means heading out to the beach to soak up the sun, enjoy the cool breezes and sea waves, and get the feel of the sea as the sun goes down.

But for adrenaline junkies, summer means the perfect time to enjoy adrenaline-pumping water sports and activities and spend time with friends and family on vacation.

If you like the idea of giving yourself a shot of adrenaline through water sports, we have pulled together a list of exciting water sports and activities just for you to make this summer season memorable. Let's have a look at them:


Kayaking is one of those water sports that not only lets you enjoy the calming outdoors but also lets you explore the vastness of your own mind. Once you indulge yourself in this thrilling sport, as you paddle to make your way through gigantic rapids and sharp river bends, you are sure to lose track of time and leave all your worries behind. And don’t forget the adrenaline kick it offers regardless of your experience as a kayaker.

And the best part is that there is no shortage of kayaking spots in Oregon. But before you head on the water with your kayak, make sure you have all the pieces of the necessary gear to have a safe kayaking experience. If you don’t have one, check out a renowned outerwear online store in Oregon and get what you need.

Stand-Up Paddling

Over the years, stand-up paddling has gained great popularity among water enthusiasts. Requiring a flat paddle board that closely resembles a surfboard, it enables you to experience the thrill of paddling while enjoying the great outdoors.

This sport is a lot different from surfing in the sense that you don’t need to spend any time learning it. You just need a paddleboard, and you are all set to enjoy the water. But, it offers more or less the same level of entertainment as any other water sport. What’s more, you can also relax on the water by lying on the board and paddling slowly by hand.

If you don’t have a stand-up paddleboard, you can buy it from any water sports store in Oregon.

Water Ski

Even though water skiing sounds like snow skiing, it is a lot different from the latter. In this sport, you wear a water ski, and a motorboat pulls you, allowing you to skim the water surface on the ski.

Water skiing has now become one of the most sought-after recreational water sports in the world, bringing thousands of water enthusiasts to the beach or lake every year. But it is not for everyone and requires you to have great control over your body.

If you want to partake in water skiing this summer, you will need a pair of water skis, which you can buy from any water sports store in Oregon.

If you are looking for water sports gear and accessories to have a memorable experience this summer, check out our store today.