Extreme Spots: You Don't Have To Go It Alone

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A few years after I retired, I realized that I was spending more and more time laying around the house and less time doing the things that I loved. I started thinking carefully about what I could do to change things, and it was very apparent to me that I needed to focus more of my energy on getting outdoors and enjoying my free time. I started learning more about recreation and sports, and within a few weeks, I found myself trying new adventures with friends like kayaking and bungee jumping. This blog is here to help other people to learn how to enjoy their time away from work to make the most of their lives.


Extreme Spots: You Don't Have To Go It Alone

15 January 2019
 Categories: Recreation & Sports, Blog

Certain types of sports can be very frightening, namely the extreme sports that you might engage in out in nature: surfing, scuba diving, and rock climbing. These are a bit different in nature than the classic football, basketball, and tennis sports that so many people participate in. First, it's not a team sport and also not a sport that you're likely to have had any experience with during your school years. Most schools will have had a P.E. class where you play some sort of intramural sport, or else a full fledged team sport where you might have tried out and gotten into a standard routine. This helps in later years if you're looking to play some sports on the weekend and want to choose a weekend team that you're familiar with. However, if you're not keen on playing one of those classic sports, and you're more interested in an extreme spot where you essentially go it alone, you are probably wondering how to get started. Well, it's easy: you take some lessons. Here are a few options you have when it comes to extreme sports.

Outdoor Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is very fun, and many people will do it indoors. When you do rock climbing indoors, you get a good physical workout, and you can be secured to harnesses and the built-in safety lines. So, you get the benefit of climbing from the physical climbing, but what you don't get is the extreme views and exhilarating feeling of being on the sheer face of a mountain wall. However, there are lots of things that you will need to learn if you're looking to actually scale a real rock wall. For instance, there are carabiners, ropes, rappelling gear, bolts and other hardware that you need to use.

One of the things you'd like to to do is look for an instructor that will go up on the rock with you and help you navigate it.

Surf Lessons

If you've never surfed before, it can be exciting as well as intimidating. Getting up on the board while in the water is something that is very fun, but can also be scary. What you want is to get an instructor that will help you learn how to balance yourself on the board as well how to move when the water moves. The ability to balance on a board on land is much different than when you get up and balance on a board while it's coasting through the water. You can get a private or group surf instructor if you are on vacation; this is a great way to get your bearings when it comes time to getting out into the water.