Water Skiing in Goa
Water Skiing is a new budding water sport in Goa and getting popular among many tourists. If you want to sail through the high sea waters, then water skiing is definitely worth a try.
This water sport is not for everyone, Water Skiing requires strength and skill (be prepared for repeated tumbles and small injuries). After learning the basics you will be able to take the sport. To water-ski, you need strong leg and back muscles and a relaxed posture – being stiff doesn’t help at all, and practice bending your knees slightly and maintaining them parallel to each other. A number of operators are available in Goa who will give you training until you learn the techniques of water skiing.
Best Season – Winter Season, when the waves are easy to Manage.
Inside Tip – Equipments can be hired as well as there are provisions for training.
Important Gear – Windsurf boards, sail, mast, boom and mast base.
Water Skiing Sites in Goa:
- Some of places where you take up water ski sport are: Calangute beach, Arossim beach, Candolim beach, Utorda beach, Mobor beach and Rajbaga beach.
- You can also try out water skiing in places like Cidade de Goa, Bogmallo Beach Resort, and Taj Hotels in Goa. These beach resorts and hotels have good facilities of water skiing and high class speed boats.
Water Skiing Rates in Goa:
Rs. 400 – Rs 1,200, it varies with the length of ride and operator.
*Note: These rates are subject to change, and for information purpose only
Water Skiing Safety Tip :
You should be a good swimmer
Always ensure that apart from boat operator, there is an observer on the boat.
If waters are rough, avoid water skiing because rough seas affect the course and speed of the boat.
Also learn the important sign language because it will help you to communicate with your operator without any confusion.
About Water Skiing
Water skiing is a lot more thrilling like snow skiing. The first major factor is that there’s no snow or mountainous slopes instead one glides on water. Secondly, you need to be good swimmer because you never know when you have to let go off the tow-rope attached to the boat.
Splashing through the watery depths isn’t new for those who love to glide through waves. There’s a good similarity between surfing and water skiing but the major difference is that here your hands aren’t free. While surfing take places in the high tides of the ocean, water skiing is not restricted to sea only; it can be done in lakes too.