Extreme Water Sports in Ibiza

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Jet skiing ©donjd2/Flickr

Ibiza has managed to build such a strong reputation as Spain’s party capital, that it is hard to imagine what people do there when they are not partying. Well, they are not sleeping for the entire day, if this is what you had in mind. Ibiza is just as eventful during the day, with visitors trying to make the best out of the island’s fabulous beaches and sea. The summer months are the perfect time to try on some extreme water sports in Ibiza, and get your portion of thrills and sunlight before hitting the dance floors. Here are a few suggestions of sports and activities you might want to try out:

Surfing

Although the Mediterranean sea is famous for its calm, turquoise waters, it does occasionally become a surfer’s paradise, especially in the cooler months. The northern coast of Ibiza is constantly visited by trade winds, making beaches like Aguas Blancas and Cala Nova become invaded with surfers and body-surfers. Overall, Ibiza is a perfect place to learn how to surf, as during the summer months its mild waves making surfing easy and less dangerous. You can also find professional surf trainers on the island, as well as a surf school accredited by Spain’s Surf Federation.

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Ibiza surfer © Se Mo

Windsurfing

Unlike surfing, which relies on the height of waves, windsurfing tries to make the best of Ibiza’s thermal breezes. This means that wind surfing is practicable all year round, on different parts of the beach. Beginner wind surfers can choose between several schools, however more advance windsurfers should know that the very best conditions can be found around Formentera, a nearby island. Some popular windsurfing beaches in Ibiza are Playa d’en Bossa and Cala Martina.

Jet skiing

Jet skiing might not be the most eco-friendly of water sports, but its is certainly thrilling. The fact that it doesn’t require too much training or special weather conditions makes jet skiing a popular activity in Ibiza, especially among adrenaline seekers. Jet ski training does not last much and after that you’ll be able to rent a jet anytime you want it. Alternatively, you can book a jet ski excursion, and explore the island’s coasts from a whole new perspective.

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Jet skiing ©donjd2/Flickr

Water skiing

Water skiing can be a very fun activity, just perfect for a calm, sunny day. There are several beaches on the island that offer the possibility for water-skiing – these are usually the very popular beaches such as S’Agramassa  or Cala Tarida.

water skiing ©miamism/Flickr

water skiing ©miamism/Flickr

 

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