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The Best Water Sports

Updated May 31, 2019 1.2k votes 312 voters 5.7k views23 items

List RulesWhat 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!
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    Swimming
    74
    42
  • 2
    Wakeboarding
    51
    22

    Wakeboarding

  • 3
    Surfing
    60
    31
  • 4
    Jet Skiing
    45
    27

    Jet Skiing

  • 5
    White Water Rafting
    39
    21

    White Water Rafting

  • 6
    Diving
    32
    15
  • 7
    Kitesurfing
    38
    22
  • 8
    Kayaking
    34
    19

    Kayaking

  • 9
    Boating
    30
    16

    Boating

  • 10
    Rowing
    33
    23
  • 11
    Water polo
    33
    26
  • 12
    Parasailing
    20
    11

    Parasailing

  • 13
    Deep Diving
    31
    24

    Deep Diving

  • 14
    Snorkeling
    25
    17

    Snorkeling

  • 15
    23
    16

    Windsurfing

  • 16
    18
    11

    Sailing

  • 17
    18
    13

    Bodyboarding

  • 18
    Paddleboarding
    26
    24

    Paddleboarding

  • 19
    Wakesurfing
    17
    15

    Wakesurfing

  • 20
    14
    12

    High Diving

  • 21
    8
    10

    Wakeskating

  • 22
    12
    18

    Lifesaving

  • 23
    Synchronized Swimming
    18
    29