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A ROUGH GUIDE TO AWESOME WATER SPORTS THIS SUMMER

If you’re looking to truly enjoy your summer in the sun, you’re going to spend a lot of time getting wet. Be it in the pool or at the beach, diving in and cooling off is a summer tradition that we all love. But with the leaps and bounds in water sport technology, why not do it in style? Here’s a rough guide to some of the most awesome water sports to do this summer.

KITEBOARDING

Tried and tested by thousands of people, kiteboarding has a unique appeal which drives people to the Caribbean every single year. Cabarete Bay in the Dominican Republic seems like it was designed to be the perfect place for kiteboarding, and if you want to take to the sky, there’s no finer place than here. If you’re looking for the adrenaline rush that only comes with being tied to a boat and pulled through the air on a parachute, look no further – kiteboarding is the way to go.

SEA KAYAKING

If you’re looking for something slightly more relaxed this summer, why not try sea kayaking in the Bahamas? The Exuma Cays is a chain of several hundred (mainly) uninhabited islands stretching 65km along the Great Bahama Bank. You can easily spend a morning languidly paddling around the tranquil turquoise waters, watching the tropical fish go by, before pulling up on an empty, white sand beach for a midday picnic. If you want you can even dive into the water and snorkel with the turtles and the waving purple sea fans. Every now and again you need some time to yourself, and this is the perfect way to spend it.

However if you’d rather kayak with friends, there’s the appeal of kayaking around The Peron Peninsula in Shark Bay, on the northwest coast of Western Australia. Not only is it well known for the sharks which frequent its waters, it’s a regular spot for dolphin visitors as well. Don’t worry about safety – despite the name Shark Bay, you’re fairly safe in these waters. The huge abundance of sea life in the area means that the tiger sharks around you are fed well enough not to bother you in the shallows. This is a fantastic area if you like marine wildlife, with green turtles swimming under your kayak, surrounded by rays the size of tablecloths.

SEABOBBING

Forget Spongebob, Seabob is the way to go. This water propulsion system is an awesome way to enjoy the water without any of the effort that you have to put into surfing. The Seabob will pull you over the water, through the water, under the water – wherever you want to go, allowing you to explore the sea at your own leisure for as long as you can hold your breath.

HYDRO FLYING

Another one for the adrenaline junkies out there. There are two types of people in this world – people who want a jetpack and people who tell lies about not wanting a jetpack. While we don’t quite have the technology to produce commercially viable jetpacks just yet, we do have the ability to water jetpack. These things are pretty fantastic, and there is no way that anyone will be able to take their eyes off you as you gracefully dart across the surface of the water propelled upwards by the water itself. Well, that is unless the guy next to you is fly boarding.

FLY BOARDING

Fly boarding, for those who don’t know it, is one of the most amazing things ever. You strap a piece of equipment to your feet and suddenly you’re the spiritual child of the Green Goblin and a dolphin. You can hover above the water, you can dive in and out of the water like a dolphin, and you can race your mates to see who makes the best dolphin in the bay. For those of you who like extreme water sports, fly boarding is a must.

These are just a few of the most awesome water sports which will have you the envy of everyone around you. Of course, a big part of making people envy you on the beach is by having the most stunning designer beach shorts. Here at Thomas Royall our highly fashionable designer swim shorts were born from a love of the decadent side of summer. So if you need any help packing for your ultimate summer get away, we’re the designers you can trust. Make sure you call Thomas Royall today.

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