WATERSPORTS EQUIPMENT
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Watersports equipment comes in many forms including…,

Surfing – The grandfather of all board sports, is a surface water sport that involves the participant being carried by a breaking wave.

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) – A variant of surfing where one always a stands up on the board and propels oneself by a one-bladed paddle, without lying down on the board. Although originally the goal was to catch and surf the waves, a racing modality has emerged with similarities to kayaking.

Skimboarding – A discipline of surfing involving riding a board on wet sand or shallow water. A predominantly recreational activity that has evolved into a highly competitive water sport.

Windsurfing – Also known as sailboarding. A water sport involving travel over water on a small 2-4.7 metre board powered by wind acting on a single sail. The sail is connected to the board by a flexible joint.

Bodyboarding – Wave riding consisting of a small, roughly rectangular piece of foam, shaped to a hydrodynamic form. The bodyboard is ridden predominantly lying down, (or ‘prone’). It can also be ridden in a half-standing stance (known as ‘dropknee’) or can even be ridden standing up.

Kneeboarding – A discipline of surfing where the rider paddles on his belly into a wave on a kneeboard, then rides the wave face typically on both knees.

Riverboarding – A boardsport in which the participant is prone on the board with fins on his/her feet for propulsion and steering.

Wakeboarding – A surface watersport created from a combination of water skiing, snow boarding and surfing techniques. As in water skiing, the rider is towed behind a boat, or a cable skiing setup.

Skurfing – Another fast growing boardsport is skurfing a mix of surfing and more conventional water sports in which the participant is towed behind the boat.

Flowriding – Similar to surfing but done on a man-made artificial sheet wave.

Wakeskating – A rider is pulled behind a boat on a wakeskate which is smaller than a wakeboard and has no bindings with a foam or griptape surface.

Kitesurfing – Also known as kiteboarding. Boards similar to those known from windsurfing or wakeboarding are propelled by an inflatable or foil power kite, allowing for high speeds and high jumps. Other variations are to use a wheeled board or buggy on land, or skis or a snowboard on snow.

Wakesurfing – A rider is pulled behind a boat on a mini surfboard and can ride the boat’s wake with no rope.


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