For those who love to feel the ocean waves splashing across their face while rushing through water, the water skiing sport is just the right option for you. In Goa, you can experience a sense of adventure and thrill by trying out the water skiing sport. Water-skiing is not only a perfect relaxation beach holiday activity on the beach sites of India, but also a 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.
There is a difference between water skiing and surfing on the waves. While the latter requires only a surfboard and the hands are free, the former requires a speed boat and the skier must firmly grip the towrope. In water skiing, a strong rope is tied to the boat and the skier is asked to have grip on the other end while balancing on the ski. As the boat gains speed, you must tightly hold the rope and balance on the skies while slightly moving your body left and right according to the waves. Having strong legs is a bonus. 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.
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, Bogmallo
Rs 400-1,200 (depends upon length of ride and operator)
The Skills Needed :
Physical stamina, comfort with water
Best Time for Water Skiing:
October to April
Beach resorts and hotels have good facilities of water skiing and high class speed boats. In case you are not able to hold on while the boat gains speed, you can always signal them to slow down and just let go of the rope. Beginners may tire soon due to high speeds but you can always tell them not to speed up much. Happy Skiing!