Sports

The Best Water Sports 

Ranker Sports
Updated May 31, 2019 921 votes 294 voters 5.3k views 23 items

List Rules What are the best water sports? Vote up your favorite aquatic games and sports to watch or play.

Every summer people always get interested in the best water sports. When it is blazing hot outside, there is no better feeling than surfing on top of cool water. If you don’t want to be on top of the water however, you can give deep diving and snorkeling a try. What do you think is the best water sport?

If you enjoy aquatic activities such as the water polo, then you definitely need to check out the intense water workout that is rowing. Best done with friends, rowing is a team sport that is both competitive and recreational. Another fun water sport that you might like is kite surfing. It combines aspects of wakeboarding with windsurfing and paragliding.

Swimming is one of the most popular aquatic activities for people of all skill sets. Everyday people can stay in shape by swimming laps at the local pool and Olympic athletes can stroke and kick their way to gold. Fun Fact: American swimmer, Michael Phelps, is one of the most decorated Olympians of all-time with 22-medals to his name. Surfing is another one of the most fun sports to engage in on the water.

Adrenaline junkies might enjoy white water rafting, while folks who prioritize relaxation might prefer paddle boarding. Other great activities that are featured on this top water sports list include diving, water polo, and kayaking.

As you can see, the answer to what is the best water sport varies from person to person. But whether you prefer watersports featuring competition such as water polo, or those that focus on teamwork such as rowing, you’re sure to find one that is fun for the summer.

What do you think is the best aquatic sport? Vote up the ones you like or add one you think is missing! This is your chance to share your love of the best water sports with others!
list ordered by
1
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Water Sports
2
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Water Sports
3
Wakeboarding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Water Sports
Wakeboarding
4
White Water Rafting is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Water Sports
White Water Rafting
5
Jet Skiing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Water Sports
Jet Skiing
6
Kitesurfing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Water Sports
7
Diving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Water Sports
8
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Water Sports
Kayaking
9
Deep Diving is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Water Sports
Deep Diving
10
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Water Sports
11
Water polo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Water Sports
12
Boating is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Water Sports
Boating
13
Paddleboarding is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Water Sports
Paddleboarding
14
Parasailing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Water Sports
Parasailing
15
Windsurfing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Water Sports
Rex Lui added Windsurfing
16
Snorkeling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Water Sports
Snorkeling
17
Wakesurfing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Water Sports
Fabrizio Dubois added Wakesurfing
18
High Diving is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Water Sports
Rex Lui added High Diving
19
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Water Sports
Rex Lui added Sailing
20
Bodyboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Water Sports
Rex Lui added Bodyboarding
21
Lifesaving is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Water Sports
Rex Lui added Lifesaving
22
Wakeskating is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Water Sports
Fabrizio Dubois added Wakeskating
23
Synchronized Swimming is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Water Sports