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5 BEST WINTER SPORTS IN GOA

 

 

“I love surfing more than free wifi”

To all the youngsters out there, this statement is no joke but is spoken up by the heart that has felt the thrill and the liveliness during splashing with water.

Goa is an adventure town in itself but it is the water sports in Goa which provide the majority of fun, adding cherry to the top of the cake. This spot of ‘Sun, Sand and Sea’ will never let your senses to be diverted, once you pay your visit there.

 

Wave, Surfer, Sport, Sea, Surf, Water, Ocean, Surfing

 

You have a variety of choices like surfing the sea, splashing over the waves, or just simply floating on the air. There are many water sports activities to choose from in Goa – speed boat and banana boat rides, windsurfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, knee boarding, parasailing, water skiing, and even snorkeling and scuba diving.

The peak time for water sports in Goa are the winter months, between November and February, except  the white water rafting, which is best in the monsoon ,the rivers being full at this time.  Windsurfing, kite surfing, and parasailing, must be done early in the morning when there is very little breeze. The breeze picks up as the day progresses. No operators are found on the beach between June and September. You can choose from the entire range of water sport activities as you have a list of 5 best winter water sports in Goa.

Let’s get familiar with some of the best 5 winter sports in Goa one by one.

SCUBA DIVING

Scuba diving is definitely the best 5 winter sports in Goa. One of the most sought-after adventure sports in Goa, Scuba Diving is the best way to explore the beauty of the underwater life and embrace the vegetation there. The big fish is rare to spot on top of the sea and therefore you have to go down to see them. There are corals too in some sea floors, and ship wrecks. You can see the diverse sharks, octopus, squids, dolphins, snappers, barracuda, and many other species of aquatic life. You can also do a PADI-certified course in Goa, in which a guide accompanies with you in all the dives. There are dives of all levels in Goa, including those for beginners, so no worry for the newbie. Places offering scuba diving are Grand Island, Netrani Island, Pigeon Island, and St. George Island. Using the best gear and legitimate equipment helps in making the experience better and comfortable. The oxygen tank and the tube connected to a mouthpiece will help you breathe much better when you are inside the ocean.  Experience the adrenaline rush as you dive into the cool ocean water and gaze the colorful fishes. It’s a perfect adventure for the ones who are looking for some thrill and adventure in Goa. Dolphin sights are very commonly seen while you're discovering marine life in the sea. 

 

Scuba Diver Under Water

SNORKELING

Snorkeling although widely practiced in a wide coastline and the Arabian Sea, there is plenty of opportunity for snorkeling in Goa. The water is rich in marine life. If lucky you can get a chance to see snappers, barracudas, batfish, lionfish, angelfish, and others. October to March is usually the peak time for snorkeling. It is amongst the easiest and is counted among the best 5 winter water sports in Goa a beginner could indulge in. Snorkeling can be carried out from October to March and requires no major swimming skills.

 

Photo of People Snorkeling Underwater

 

KAYAKING
so what comes the next in the list of best 5 winter water sports in Goa..?Speed is not always the best way to enjoy water sport. Slowly taste the pleasures of the water sports by doing kayaking in Goa. Ride slowly on the narrow channels, backwaters, rivers, through the mangroves, in the mini bays, or the wide open sea. Kayaking provides you with the golden opportunity to admire the nature, see the birds chirping as you approach them slowly without making noise. You can observe osprey, kingfishers, sea eagles, and many bats up-close. Take snaps to carry this with you lifelong. You will also see village life. Goa is one amazing destination when it comes to enjoy daily Kayaking trips. They are run throughout the year in the safest and scenic rivers of Goa - the Zuari, the Mandovi, the Sal backwaters and the Nerul River. You can also twin the activities Backwater Kayaking and crocodile watching in their natural habitat. Sunset Kayaking at the Mandrem beach when you're paddling through the Mangrove forests provides you a massive relief from your stress. 

 

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PARASAILING

Flying high up with the clouds tied to a parachute over the Arabian Sea and the beach is beyond happiness. The next among the best 5 winter water sports in Goa, in parasailing One end is tied to the parachute and the other end is tied to a speedboat. You will feel elated like a bird 250 feets high up in the air. The boat will go into high gear and lift you up. Maintaining your balance you can get a gorgeous view of the sea, beach, and the surrounding areas. As a stunning spot that hosts some of the best watersports in the entire Indian Subcontinent, Goa is awesome for parasailing. October to March is the best months to enjoy Parasailing. The Sinquerim Beach is the queen of water sports in Goa and is among the best destinations if you want to go parasailing.While you are there, make sure that you also visit the famous Chapora Fort and relive the Dil Chahta Hai glory with your friends while you also go parasailing. Beaches in Goa like Dona Paula, Bogmalo, Majorda, Anjuna, Palolem, Calangute, Candolim, Colva, Arambol, and Vagator are great for parasailing. Knowing this all it truly deserves to be among the best 5 winter water sports in Goa.

 

 

Long-angle Silhouette Photography of Paraglider

 

BANANA BOAT RIDES

The next among the best 5 winter water sports in Goa are the banana boat rides. Banana boat rides are a huge centre of attraction in South Goa. A banana-shaped boat attached to a steamboat runs at an exciting speed and sprints off the passengers in the sea. The passengers then haul themselves up in the boat again where the process is continued.  Although exhaustive, it is extremely enjoyable at the same time. You can also club this activity along with Ringo rides and jet skiing to add an extra dimension of a thrill to your experience.Places Offering Banana Boat Rides in Goa is Palolem, Mobor, Baga, Miramar, Agonda, Anjuna, Calangute. This one is nothing if not fun and is amongst the most easy water sports in Goa.Best Season for banana boat ride is from October to March. It is suggested to wear a life jacket throughout the ride

 

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Hope this helps you to know about the 5 best winter water sports in Goa.

Life is definitely beautiful at beaches doing these 5 best winter water sports so stop  surfing the web, instead surf the beaches. Let the surfing fever get high on you as:

Surfing is not a sport, it’s a life style!!!

 

 

For more adventurous water sports combo check out our other blog - watersports in goa & watersports packages https://www.goaplanners.in/GP/Blog.aspx?BlogId=1 

 

 

 

 

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