Top Water Sports to Try on Your Summer Vacation (Part 2)

Wake-boarding
This water sport will give you a thrilling and adventurous feeling on the sea. You will not only get to relax by the splashing of water, but it will also give you an adrenaline rush, from the rapid speed of being towed by a boat whilst standing on the board.

Kite-surfing
Some people might think it’s similar to traditional surfing, but Kite-surfing brings surfing to the next level. Over the last few decades, it has gained more and more popularity from water enthusiasts and is the perfect mix of both surfing and wakeboarding.
Whilst trying this sport you’ll get to experience the thrill and speed of kite-surfing over waves and is perfect on a windy summer day. This sport is highly advised to those seeking fun, thrills, and for those ready to make their summer vacation full of unforgettable memories.

Rafting
Rafting is an adventurous sport where you’ll be cruising through rapids. You’ll have to enjoy it as a team to be on the right path, while the water tosses you in all directions, and the sport is an amazing experience to enjoy with your friends and family.
To enjoy this water sport you should always wear protection gear, such as a helmet, life jacket, and hardcover for knees etc, as you could be thrown into water anytime.

Sea walking and scuba diving
Sea walking is a dream sport for those that want to discover marine life, but are not professional swimmers or scuba diver. You will be accompanied by an expert for the underwater walk and will be wearing a mask to assist breathing.  During the activity you’ll get to experience being submerged in the sea, surrounded by beautiful marine life and stunning coral reefs.
Scuba diving, on the contrary, is a lot more technical but will enable you to swim below the surface and see first hand some of the incredible aquatic animals on our planet. To get started you could participate in an introductory dive which will give you a glimpse into what diving is like and if you like it then progress onto an advanced diving course.

Basic rules you should know about beach volleyball (Part 1)

Take a quick look at the rules of beach volleyball. Immediately book that the rules in beach volleyball are the same for boys and girls. The team in beach volleyball consists of two people, if one of the players is injured and unable to continue the game, then this team will be defeated.

Teams play in turn, first serving until they lose their right of service due to a loss of points or errors. After the team plays the ball again, another player sends, etc.

Beach volleyball match consists of two games, the score is up to 21 points. If the game reaches the third part, then it reaches 15 points. To win each game, you need to have a difference of points of at least two points. Teams change sides more often than normal volleyball. The change of sides occurred after drawing seven points in the first two games, and every five points in the third.

Rules for receiving the ball

In beach volleyball, the ball may be knocked off with any part of the body, but the player of a team may touch the ball no more than three times, after which they must return it to the party.

Because of violations of improper rules or behavior, players receive alerts (yellow cards), comments (red cards), deletion (red and yellow cards at the same time, meaning failure in the game) or eliminated (red and yellow cards at the same time in different matches, meaning defeat in the match).

Beach volleyball court

The size of the beach volleyball court is 16 meters long and 8 meters wide. The area is covered with sand with a depth of at least 40 cm and is divided into two equal parts by a net. Nets in men’s beach volleyball at an altitude of 2.43 meters, and in women at an altitude of 2.24 meters.

The marking of the volleyball court is made with a 5 cm tape, which is fitted with a metal peg or special wooden platter.

Top Water Sports to Try on Your Summer Vacation (Part 1)

People who are enthusiastic and love the thrill of adrenaline raising should get ready to tan, while experiencing amazing water sports and sipping alcohol on the beach. Here are top water sports that you must try to enjoy your summer vacation to the max.

Kayaking

Kayaking is a water sport that will enable you to enjoy the hot summer light while paddling, relaxing and enjoying the wind breeze. You may love kayaking so much that you lose track of time, and it’s a wonderful sport to enjoy with your friends and family.

Stand-up Paddling
Over the last few decades, stand-up paddling has become more famous among the water enthusiasts. This type of flat water paddling is an excellent way to go sightseeing while experiencing the water world. It is very different from riding the waves as traditional surfing.
You can also lie on the board and paddle with your hands to relax while waiting for the next waves; this sport is the perfect combination of relaxing and action.

Jet Skiing
Jet skiing is a sport that is more and more popular among water enthusiasts and thrill-seekers which is packed with adventurous actions and will get your adrenaline rushing due to the rapid speed of travelling through the water. You don’t have to be a professional swimmer to experience this amazing sport but should always wear a life jacket for safety.

Parasailing

Parasailing will give you with an amazing experience as flying through the air. This activity will fill your mind with thrill and excitement. Once ended you can swiftly land to the boat.

Banana boat ride 

If you’re expecting to get some fun on the waves with your friends and family this summer, why don’t try banana boat ride. These inflatables are towed by a motorboat and will give you a very exciting experience in a very bumpy ride as dragging you with high speed through the sea. When riding these boats you should always wear a lifejacket for precaution.

The best spots for surfing in Japan

While the US and Australia claim sovereignty over most of the world’s top surfing destinations, Japan 1,864 miles (3,000 km) of coastline provides more than just a few great places to catch a wave.

With the swollen Pacific Ocean to the east and the tropical climate of the southern islands, good surf conditions are available year-round in Japan. Let’s see where and when to find the best waves that Japan has to offer.

Kanto

For surfers traveling in and around Tokyo, the best surfing can be found in Chiba (about 45 minutes outside Tokyo), and Shonan, a smaller, less crowded beach area in the south For what. Shonan’s ideal surfing trip begins at Enoshima beach and ends in the traditional city of Kamakura.

Just outside the Kanto area is Shizuoka City (about 2.5 hours by car), a great option for those who want to get out of Tokyo for a more rural coast. Alternatively, head south down the Izu Peninsula to Shirahama, a hugely popular beach spot – and often crowded – but gorgeous. The best time to surf these points is from August to October.

Shikoku

Considered by many to be the best surfing area in Japan, Shikoku Island in the southwest is known for its ideal beach conditions, easy access and surf community. The Kochi and Tokushima prefectures on the island’s southeastern coast boast the best blooms, with an average of 20 per season. For peak conditions, visit from June to November.

Okinawa and the islands

This tropical island chain in southern Japan boasts the best weather in the country. With subtropical climates and beautiful beaches, Okinawa can surf all year round – even in the dead winter. It is easiest to get started on Naha’s main island and then branch out there. A visit to Okinawa will require some plans such as sharp coral reefs and tropical storms that can make some areas dangerous for newbies.

Kansai

Travelers in and around Osaka should check out the beaches along the coast of Wakayama Prefecture, the most popular being Isonoura. About an hour’s drive from Osaka, Isonoura Beach attracts surfers from all over Kansai and can become crowded at times. For surfers with slightly more time (and a car), there are some smaller, less crowded spots along the Wakayama coast.

Water Sports to Try in Australia (Part 2)

Kayaking

The beauty of kayaking is that players are not restricted to the beach: but can kayak down rivers, lakes, as well as around the coast. So no matter where players choose to stay, if there’s water nearby they’ll be able to participate. There are many to choose from such as padding around the Hobart waterfront or Sydney Harbour, around Lake Burley Griffin in the ACT or just in any calm bays.

For those expecting a longer kayaking experience, there are multi-day kayaking trails that show off the best side of Australia. If you’re a nature lover, book in advance a trip in Tasmania for some breathtaking wilderness adventure. For anyone who is looking to stay on the coast, surfing through the Sea Kayak Australia’s multi-day coastal tours in Victoria.

Stand-up paddleboarding

As one of the quickest growing water sports in the world, stand-up paddleboarding is centered around balance – balancing help players to witness incredible scenery! Australia has countless number of incredible scenery to select, as well as the choice between quiet, calm bays to practice your flat-water paddling and good surf for testing your hand at surf break wave riding.

Stand-up paddleboards can be bought or rent from various places around Australia, and the sport is easy enough that incr can generally get the hang of it without even taking. lessons. If you’d rather have an instructor to help you master paddleboarding in one lesson, there are various locations in Queensland offer stand-up paddleboard lessons.

Learning to Kite Surf is strictly and solely for the adventurous players  – one will need some pretty strong nerves and some serious upper body strength to get the hang of this watersport. For those willing to give it a try, the payoff is absolutely pure exhilaration, a very decent workout and great upper body muscles.

Australia’s Gold Coast in Queensland is ideal place for kitesurfing; it’s easy for beginners but exhilarating enough for advanced seasoned kite surfers. Book a lesson to learn about basic skills and start catching waves as soon as possible.

The formation history of beach volleyball (Part 3)

That debut match, Pablo Johnson and Bill Brothers still won, and the joy from the process that the quartet received was so great that the boys decided to play exactly two of the two. Gradually, the advantage of the new format was appreciated by other “beach people”.

And Johnson, seemingly a reward for his ingenuity, has become one of the best players in history. He performed with many partners at the highest level until he was 63 years old, but won one of the first major victories (in the championship of the sports club in Santa Monica) in 1931 with with Clarence Krabbe, another legend (like Kahanamoku) about swimming the world.

A year later, Krabbe won the Olympic gold medal at a distance of 400 meters of freedom, and became the author of a series of world records at six different distances, and not without success, he competed with Johnny Weissmuller. Great for the title of first actor among swimmers.

Beach volleyball is a sport between two teams with two members, with the original rules of traditional volleyball, and has been an Olympic sport since 1996.

Like a traditional indoor volleyball, the main task of an athlete’s game is to bring the ball through the net and finish it in the opposite court, while also blocking the same task from the opponent. Each team is allowed to touch the ball 3 times to get the ball through the court to attack.

A kick starts with a tee shot – taken behind the goal line, the ball goes over the net and is in the opponent’s court. The ball ends when the ball hits the court of a team; fly out of the court line or not pass the opponent’s court properly (put the ball under the net, the ball touches the limit, touch the net or pass the ball to the other side after 4 or more touches of the ball).

The team that took the previous goal kick will be allowed to serve. 4 players took turns teeing off during the match.

Beach volleyball was first known in southern California, USA, and has now been popular around the world.

Water Sports to Try in Australia (Part 1)

Have you ever imagined what it is like to fly? If you have, wonder no more, just try aqua jetpack flying which is one of the thrill motorsports in Australia that closest to flying.

With beautiful weather all year round, every season is the perfect time to deep into the water and play watersport under many incredible beaches. There are dozens of unique water-based adventures to select which based on the Australian outdoorsy lifestyle and appropriate for both newbies and experienced fitness fans alike.

If you ever wished to fly around like Superman, then you must try Aqua Jetpack Flying with Jetpack which is the sport developed in Australia in 2012, and based roughly on James Bond movie. 

Put on your little helmet and you’re ready to go – of course, after the instructors tell you how to use the jetpack. In no time you’ll be flying above the water, free as a bird – or, a flying fish.

Jetpack Adventures have multiple destinations in Queensland, New South Wales as well as Perth in Western Australia.

Australian love surfing; those who know how to control the waves are often seen swimming in the water, looking for the perfect swell, and those who never know always wish they had learnt to do so.

Fortunately, one of the thumb rules of surfing is that it’s never too late to start, and with some of the best surfing destinations in the world at hand, Australia is the best destination to do it.

You can find surfing courses promoted at most every beache around Australia – just as long as there are beaches with waves to catch. Surfing Australia provides surfing courses in almost every state, as well as listing any surfing tournaments worth following, so check their website regularly to book in advance a lesson at your closest beach.

The brief history of beach volleyball

Part 1: The birth of volleyball

On February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (USA), William Morgan, a physical education guide created the indoor game called “Mintonette” – the precursor of today’s volleyball.

Accordingly, the foundation to create this game is a combination of previous sports: tennis (the ball is played back and forth between a double net to prevent the court), handball (using hand to play ball, players pass the ball to each other before finishing and basketball (the action of beating the ball or “dropping” to record the point of wear and tear like the movement of putting the ball into the basket).

A year later (1896), the first official performance was conducted by students of the YMCA International School (now Springfield College). Alfred Halstead, closely monitored and pointed out the key points of this game. Soon after, “Mintonette” was changed to volleyball – today’s volleyball.

Playing women’s volleyball in the early 20th century

Regarding the origin of volleyball, until now there has been no agreement on the sources. One source claims that it was invented by Spalding in 1896, but another source is that the official ball was born in 1900. After the United States, the first country to introduce volleyball was Canada, in 1900.

In 1916, detailed set rules were introduced in the Philippines. Accordingly, at first people applied wings to calculate points per set to 21, then (in 1917) changed to 15 to shorten the playing time of the set. Four years later, the “three-touch rule” – the very important foundation of the game is widely popular.

However, it was not until the World Volleyball Federation was born, in 1947, that volleyball was truly standardized in many aspects and at the same time had a strong development momentum across the globe, especially since the tournament. The first world for men was held in 1949 (the first women’s World Championship in 1952).

In 1964, volleyball was officially competed at the Olympics.

By 1987, beach volleyball – a “variation” of volleyball – was officially launched, but BCBB took only 7 more years to be featured in the Olympics.

Toughest kayaking destinations on earth (Part 2)

3. Rondu Gorge, Pakistan

Pakistan’s Indus River is the place where people are really interested in to visit right now. A couple of crews have been to this river in recent years, and it’s since become the top destination for a lot of kayakers to visit. It’s very massive steep and the whitewater is amazing, combining with speed and volume water, it pretty much means kayaker ca hardly come out of the kayak for the entire river.
Going over a waterfall is thrilling as you feel the fear, the adrenaline increases quickly and once it’s over, looking back up, you realise it’s incredible how you have overcome such challenge.

4. Ottawa River, Canada
In eastern Canada, just off the Ottawa River in Beachburg, Ontario, there are dozens of rivers with massive whitewater, as well as big waves all the way up coast to Quebec. The air and water are pretty freezing in the springtime, so travellers, remember to dress appropriately and stay warm in your kayak is important. People have got severe accident kayaking these rivers.
There are countless of waves you can stir, but only certain ones come in at defined points so you’d better drive around finding the best ones possible. The coolest season’s called ‘Steakout’, which in Eastern Canada it has had a big impact on freestyle kayaking, as we’re able to create new tricks thanks to the big waves here.

5. White Nile, Uganda
Lots of awesome kayakers paddle in Uganda’s White Nile, as it’s warm and the water is ideal. It’s one of the most incredible rivers to paddle on earth. Unfortunately, people can’t go there anymore due to a dam project underway which means the river is about to be shut down for kayakers.
There are a few dangerous places on it, including the ‘Dead Dutchman’, where things could end up turning really badly. There’s another spot of the river that has plenty of hippos and crocodiles which you should be careful and avoid. There was kayakers killed by a crocodile in Egypt in the past, so it does happen. Take care and stay safe.

The formation history of beach volleyball (Part 2)

Despite his sincere love for the elements of the sea, at one point, he got tired of swimming and wanted to play sports on the mainland. One of the leaders of the Outrigger Beach & Canoe Club, the famous swimming coach George David Center, helped Duke and his friends find a beach lesson.

In 1915, for entertainment, he bought some volleyball and nets and with the help of Kahanamoku and his friends, adjusted indoor games with beach conditions. The venue (and of course, of all the senses of a friendly match) is considered to be the native of Duke Waikiki beach in Honolulu (Hawaii). The first battles, however, in classic format – six-six hours.

In the early 1920s, after Kahanamoku, a new version of volleyball moved to California, on the beaches of Santa Monica. At the time, Duke participated in swimming and water polo competitions for Los Angeles sports club teams, popular surfing, starring in Hollywood movies, but did not forget the ball game.

Furthermore, direct sand and sand volleyball quickly conquered the people of California, and by 1922, several beach clubs existed in Santa Monica. It is natural that very soon their members want to measure their strength and identify the best among the best. So in 1924 in California, the first beach volleyball tournament was held.

Of course, at that historic champion, the competition was held according to traditional rules. This event has helped reduce The quantitative and forever changing face of this sport. And the resourcefulness of Paul Pablo Johnson, one of the best classic volleyball players of the time. On one of the great summer days of 1930, Pablo wanted to play football with friends on Santa Monica beach.

One hassle – only three friends including Charles Conn, Bill Brothers and John Allen. Ignorance is clear. Johnson decided not to give up and persuaded his friends to split into two and play a full match on a quarter of the regular website.

They tried it – I liked it, just a little bit there and Johnson’s high growth gave him so many advantages. Therefore, we decided to play on all sites, and it quickly became clear that in this case, small but agile volleyball players compensate for their lack of growth by fast motion.