Must – Try Beach Sports for Everyone
When we think of the beach, we often think about walking along its sandy shores, taking a dip in the water, or collecting a bunch of seashells. From our titular beaches in Boracay to those over at the Tablas Islands, resorts are always primed and ready to accommodate guests who wish to experience these activities.
However, you shouldn’t be limited to that. There are a lot of other things you could try doing. With all the space beaches offer, outdoor sports are definitely something you should give a go too!
Here are our top recommended beach sports:
For most people, this is probably the first sport that comes to mind. That’s because it’s absolutely perfect for the setting! Grab your friends and split your group up equally, then stand on both sides of a net and start passing the ball back and forth. It’s that easy!
To add an extra challenge, why not try doing it in wait deep water? Not only will that function as a fun workout, but it’ll also allow you to feel a lot cooler due to your feet being submerged as opposed to stuck in the sand.
If you find yourself without a ball, then you could go for some ultimate Frisbee instead. Its rules are similar to that of American football wherein the goal is to get the disc from one end of the “field” to the other, only this time you can’t run with the disc in hand.
Another beachfront classic. That’s because surfing is a sport that’s easy to learn, but hard to master! Don’t worry about having to find someone to teach you though, as there are a lot of people who engage in this activity. In fact, in some places, it defines a culture.
Who knew a trampoline-like net and a small ball can be so fun? This game is usually played with 2-4 players, with 2 players per side. The rules are pretty basic; volley rules are just like volleyball where you have to volley at least twice first before spiking it towards the net.
While this activity may seem ordinary, the truth is that it’s far from it. Foot racing in the sand or in shallow water is drastically different from going at it on dry, level land – try it on the beach and you’ll definitely feel the difference! Not only is it a little harder to plow through the shifting sands, but if you add having to run in high water then it’s twice as difficult. That’s not to say it’s any less fun – it’s just more of a challenge!
The beach is a lovely place for those who want to play sports, especially those of the outdoor variety. Not only are the sands and the water naturally healing and rejuvenating, but being out in the beach with your friends is a lifelong experience that you’re all bound to cherish and remember for years to come.