“Winter swimming”, swimming in the hole in Epiphany, dousing oneself with cold water in frost or rubbing oneself with snow — how can anyone be surprised today? The hardening of the body is perceived in the order of things as a routine. And winter swimming tournaments, both regional and international, are held with enviable regularity in many countries of the world.
It is all the more pleasant because the first championship of a planetary scale in a completely new discipline took place in Russia. They went for this event for a long time, they were preparing for it, they were waiting for it. In the meantime, the athletes tirelessly trained, subjecting not only the body, but also the spirit to severe tests. Qualifying tournaments were held in Germany and Ireland, where applicants for the awards were able to feel what awaits them at the main start. Continue reading
Many have heard of such a water sport as wave riding. But what is it? Sport is an active water hobby in which a person rides a wave using a kite in the form of a towing device. Water enthusiasm has formed from a mix of conventional surfing and sailing. A lover of this sport uses kite thrust to lift to the top of the wave. A surfer rises with the energy of two components. This is powerful wave energy and headwind energy. Natural elements allow a lover of wave riding to be on the wave and feel the power of movement and wind at full power. This is not just the ability to ride on the waves, it is a training in the special skill of self-control and control between a kite and a board. Continue reading