The land of sun, sand and sea, Goa is a major adventure activity hub in April and May. For an ultimate adrenaline rush, the time is just about right to indulge in some of the most fun water sports. The lengthy coastline, breezy mornings and bright, clear skies, afford ample opportunities to adventure enthusiasts. Here are some of the best ones you must try on your holiday here in the summer months.
Windsurfing is a mix surfing and sailing, and is best done in the mornings when it’s nice and breezy. The best places for this sport in Goa are Dona Paula Bay and the beaches of Bogmalo, Miramar, Calangute, Arossim, Utorda, Benaulim, Vagator and Baga.
Similar to windsurfing, dinghy sailing is a popular water sport in Goa. Dinghies are small boats, around 15 feet in length and are preferred by people in groups of 3-4. The best places to try this sport are the Zuari Estuary in Dona Paula and Bambolim in Goa. The best months to go dinghy sailing are between October and April when the sky is clear and the water is calmer.
This is one sport where you don’t need any expertise. It’s the easiest water sport to indulge in, yet the thrill you feel is of another level. Speeding on the cool waves of the water, the sport is a must try at Baina Beach, Malim Village, Umta Waddo, and Britona Yacht Station.
Similar to water skiing, kneeboarding entails balancing on your knee on a single board rather than standing of two narrow strips of waterboards. This sport is for those who are looking for top-notch adventure. The best places to try them in Goa are at Candolim Beach, Mobor Beach and Rajbaga Beach.
If you want a slow and immersive experience, kayaking on a lazy, summer afternoon is your best bet. Paddle through calm waters along the mangroves, backwaters and mini bays at Palolem Beach, Dona Paula Jetty, and Hollant Beach.
The swift rivers of Goa that descend from the Western Ghats offer a proper dose of thrill and adventure. The white foaming waters offer various grades of difficulty for those interested in the sport. You can go for river rafting at Mhadaei River, Mandovi River and Valpoi River.