Surfing is one of the most extreme sports that makes you face the water element and test yourself for strength. In fact, it is riding on the waves using a special board called a surfboard. As a rule, it looks like this: a surfer catches a wave, usually moving towards the shore, and then begins to slide along its front or bottom, performing various tricks.
Surfing arose many centuries ago in Polynesia, and later began to practice in the Hawaiian Islands, which are currently considered the birthplace of this sport. Competition with the wave was a way to show your courage and strength to the spirit. Initially, this lesson was available only to representatives of the upper classes. It is believed that if the king could not cope with the wave, he was deprived of the throne. Continue reading
There are several sports held on the rivers, the purpose of which is to cover the distance as much as possible in the shortest possible time and the least accrual of penalty points. The high spectacle of such competitions allows you to rapidly expand the audience who prefer water sports.
Super boarders on rough water (Jet boad whitewater racing) – are competitions in speeding the passage of a section of a river with natural and artificial obstacles in a special small motor boat along a strictly defined route.
A LITTLE HISTORY
The first competitions on small water-jet boats began to be held in the 80s of the last century in New Zealand, where most of the rivers are narrow, small rivulets along which you can travel using a small boat with a water-jet engine. Continue reading
Many people think that divers are fearless. This is a myth, because every person is afraid of something, and during diving you can meet a lot that could cause fear. This is the problem of any phobia – the unexpectedness of its manifestation. A sense of fear is common to all. Some of them can be called absolutely justified. An example is the fear of heights, a fall from which is tantamount to death. A phobia is an exaggeration of a particular danger. Divers have not spared this problem.
One of the problems that many divers face is the fear of sharks. This is a natural fear, since an unexpected encounter with animals with razor-sharp teeth is not a desirable sight. Although in many ways this panic fear can be caused by “cinema” sharks and sometimes lead to unwillingness to swim in a regular pool. Continue reading
Kayaking ─ is not only water sports or tourism, but also active recreation on the water in a special boat (kayak). Extreme kayaking includes rafting on rough water and jumping from waterfalls. Their popularity is growing every year, and especially at waterfalls. Daredevils make jumps, conquering the most dangerous and highest rapids, overcoming thousands of kilometers to find them. Waterfall jumping has an international classification of obstacles, the most difficult sixth category. Such jumps are, first of all, extreme and sharp sensations.
The emergence of kayaking occurred several centuries ago. The peoples living in North America, Asia and Greenland came up with a long, light boat ─ a kayak. Its base was made of wood, and covered with skins. It was used mainly for hunting. If you translate its name from the language of the Eskimos, it will sound like “a boat for hunting.” There is also a legend that the girls from these boats were lowered from the waterfall as a sacrifice. Continue reading
Motorboat racing is often compared with the competition of marine boats, as they are connected by one regulation, which is why the name arose.
The World Championship as well as the Middle East Championship are held for this sport.
Foundation History: motorboats appeared almost at the same time as cars. The famous German designer G. Dyler in 1886 invented the world’s first motor boat and named it “Neckar”. In 1889, French athletes drew attention to this invention, and at the same time organized the first international boat competitions. In 1908, this sport became part of the Olympic Games. The Soviet Union also did not lag behind and in 1900 the first Soviet catamaran was invented. He worked on a gasoline engine and could reach speeds of up to 13 km / h. The first such competition on our land was the initiative of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Also in 1907, the Soviet engineer Lutsky, on his own invented boat, participated in competitions in Germany. Continue reading