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Water-skiing is not only a perfect relaxation beach holiday activity
on the beach sites of India, but also an suitable adventure sport on the
seacoast. The best beaches suitable for water-skiing are located in Goa.
Numerous beach resorts and hotels in Goa are well-equipped enough to provide
all the facilities needed for the water-skiing.
Water-Skiing demands strength and skill. You should be prepared for tumbles
and resulting soreness. You need strong leg and back muscles and a relaxed
posture. This new adventure sports in India is a more thrilling than snow
skiing. The reason is that there is no snow or mountainous slopes. You glide
on water instead. In addition to it, you need to be good swimmer because you
may have to let go off the tow-rope attached to the boat. Being stiff, in
fact, doesn't help at all here. You should practice bending your knees
slightly and maintaining them parallel to each other. Water-Skiing is a
major tourist attraction in Goa.
All one who enjoy gliding through waves, would find splashing through the
watery depths. Surfing and water-skiing are quite similar to each other but
the major difference is that your hands are not free in water-skiing.
Secondly, surfing can take place in the high tides of the ocean,
water-skiing is not limited to sea only, it can be done in the lakes also.
Ensure that there is another observer on the boat besides the operator. If
waters are rough, you should avoid skiing. Choppy seas prevent the boat from
maintaining a steady course and speed. It's best if you go over the hand
signals with the operator to avoid miscommunication and confusion.
If you are a first timer, then you may get seasick. Beginners in this sport
get nervous and sea sick. But once you acquire the sense of balance, you may
find riding on the as a piece of cake.
You should let the driver/observer know you are all right after a fall, by
clasping both hands above your head. Water-skiing is very tough, so you
should get your basics right. If you find the excitement becoming too much,
you always have an option of letting go the tow-rope if the excitement
become too much for you.
Water-skiing, in fact, is a good exercise to your body. It strengthens your
muscles of arms and legs. So you should always be cautious, if it is for the
first time for you. It will be quite tiresome for you. The best way to get
trained in water-skiing is to try it on a dry land. You can also get through
with the balancing act on the water.
Where to Water Skiing
Calangute, Candolim, Arossim, Mobor, Utorda, Rajbaga
Rs 400-1,200 (depends upon length of ride and operator)
The Skills Needed
Physical stamina, comfort with water