10 Water Sports To Try Before You Die

You need these water sports in your life! They've got 'try before you die' written all over 'em.

Whether it's for your hen weekend or just for giggles, these bad boys will rock your world.


Fly high above the water on a hoverboard powered by jet boots! Flyboarding will make you feel like Iron Man and Marty McFly. If you only try one water sport before you die, make it this one.

This video will make you want to flyboard. Now.


The grand daddy of cool watersports! Surfing is definitely one for the 'try before you die' list. You'd have to go a long way to beat the rush of catching your first wave.


The love child of cable skiing and surfing. An amazing adrenaline rush, wakeboarding is one for the speed queens. Check out the tricks these guys are pulling.

Cable Skiing

What a ride! Cable skiing will have you whooping, screaming and howling laughing. Rise up out of the water and skim the surface at a cracking speed.


Diving is one of those water sports that will blow your mind and change your life forever. Coming face to face with marine creatures you've previously only seen on David Attenborough documentaries is an intense experience. If you want a truly unforgettable hen weekend, diving will deliver. Big time.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Think surfing meets kayaking. Stand up paddleboarding is one of the newer water sports to hit the UK but it's been around in Hawaii for ages. Great if you're looking for a hen party activity that's loads of fun and fairly easy to master. Surf waves or just go for a chilled paddle.


Great if you want a little taste of diving but aren't sure about going the whole hog. Fun, accessible and affordable, snorkelling is easy to fit into a day of a hen weekend. You'll be amazed by what you can see in shallow waters.


Cross body boarding with white water rafting and you have hydrospeed! Surf frothy rapids and swim slower sections on a mini board with flippers on your feet.

White Water Rafting

No 'try before you die' list of water sports would be complete without white water rafting . As a hen party activity, this ticks all the boxes. It'll jack up the team spirit, crank up the adrenaline and bond the girls in no time. Nothing brings people together like surfing white rapids in a raft. Round up the gang and go for it!


Like your water sports on the extreme side? Check out coasteering. The aim of the game is to make your way along a section of coastline using just your body. You could be jumping off a ledge into a pool one minute and scrambling over rocks the next. Smash this one and you'll feel invincible!

*All video clips and images are for illustration purposes only.

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Date Posted: Wednesday 5th August 2015

Author: Yazmina Wallace

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