The beach is the goto place for lots of wet fun. In this section we share a few ideas for soaking wet games, and a some reader comments. Over time we intend to report on as many wet beach sports as we can find.
Let's face it, the point of many beach sports is to get wet and enjoy a refreshing dip every now and then. Beach sports provide fun and excitement, especially in a group of friends.
The thrill is in the uncertainty when you hit the water, especially when you're fully clothed.
You try to stay dry for as long a possible, but soon your clothes get splashed a little.
Before you know it a wave hits you, or you fall in and get completely soaked.
The beach sport show at the Düsseldorf Boat Show every January is amazing, including a wave pool, a large paddling pool, and many places to buy interesting splash clothes of your wet adventures.
Every year visitors can try out a variety of watersports in the pools.
Wetsuits are available on loan for some sports, but who wants to sqeeze to a cold clammy wetsuit when the pools are heated.
Bring many spare clothes that you can wear in the water.
You'll want to get wet often.
You run through shallow water, throw down your skim board, jump onto it, and tackle some fancy ramps or obstacles. After each jump you splash into the water to get more soaked. Soon you're completely wet, but have a great time.
If you enjoy frequent soakings, stand-up paddling is for you. The unstable board takes some getting used to while you fall in many times.
Once you've gained some confidence and can steer the thing, you may want to try the more fancy stuff like walking back and forward. This will make the board even more unstable and you fall in again and again.
Wake boarding is one of the wild sports you can learn in the big pool. Detailed instructions are given before you whizz over the water for a bit and head for a quick dunking. After a few attempts you'll get the hang of it.
One of the most spectacular features is the surf wave pool. Surfers are issued with a neoprene wetsuit to avoid cuts and bruises. Instructors help them get started before they ride the wave and soon end up in the washing machine behind them.