There is a lot more to Yorkshire then misty moors and old coalmines. The region is teeming with great places to take to the water and try out water sports activities. Yorkshire is home to many lakes, rivers, canals, reservoirs and a rugged and long coastline which provides a perfect opportunity to try a wide range of activities.
If you are experienced canoeist then sea kayaking may just float your canoe. The Yorkshire coastline offers some of the very best sea kayaking conditions in the North East with natural arches and caves to explore along the coast. The best time to take to the high seas is at high tide as it allows you to get close to the cliffs and explore the caves, some of which are so deep you will need to take a torch with you. Visit a specialist outdoor centre who will not only provide you with equipment but show you the best spots to visit.
Windsurfing has long been popular with water sports enthusiast and with new lighter equipment it is more accessible then ever before. Windsurfing is often seen as one of the best extreme sports to learn especially for those trying an alternative sport for the first time. These days the boards are much wider making them more stable while the sails are lighter and easier to handle making it much easier to learn. It is also one of the safest extreme sports yet still provides the thrill and exhilaration people seek. Windsurfing can be done at any time of year and can take place on lakes and on the sea. Visit one of the many sailing and water sports clubs in Yorkshire to hire equipment and get all of those essential lessons you need to windsurf.
The one activity that springs to most people's minds when they think of water sports is surfing. This popular sport is loved and practiced by many along the Yorkshire coastline and is the quintessential extreme sport. There are many surf schools along the Yorkshire coastline that can hire out wetsuits and surfboards and provide all the essential training to have you riding the waves in no time.