On Your Next Goa Trip, Skip The Party And Go For This Adrenalin-Pumping Adventure Sport Instead

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What do you think about suddenly flying out in air from the blue waters of the sea? Remember Hrithik Roshan springing out of the waters in the movie Bang Bang in something that looked like a jetpack. Well, that is Flyboarding, the new adventure sport that is catching the fancy of all the adventure buffs.

Flyboarding was introduced in 2102 by a French water-craft rider Franky Zapata. And since then, this new water sport has been gaining popularity among adrenaline junkies.

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How does the Flyboard work?

The Flyboarding kit has two main components. First is the main flyboard component. The flyboard has its own buoyancy and so remains floating on the water that allows the rider to relax safely in the water in between flights as well as before and after take-offs. The second component is the Personal Water Craft (PWC) that is normally a jet ski. The flyboard is connected by a hose to the jet propulsion system of the PWC. This system uses huge force, pushes water through the hose to help propel the Flyboarder forward and then up. The level of thrust used in the flyboard is typically controlled by using the throttle of the personal water craft (PWC) i.e. the jet ski, in this instance. The PWC usually has a certain degree of flexibility. It allows the rider to have multiple degrees of freedom and also allows the rider to go underwater if they want to.

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How to balance yourself in Flyboard?

Riding a flyboard is quite similar to riding a hoverboard. The hoverboard skims the surface of the water while the flyboard rides uo in the air! You can fly at a maximum height of 18 m with a flyboard. Once you are balanced on the board, you must lie flat on your stomach in the water, the jet engine will be turned on that will exert a force beneath your feet and will propel you through the water horizontally. After getting used to this sensation that is surely going to blow your mind, the flyboard operator (he also controls the speed of the board) will gradually increase the level of thrust. Once you are ready, just bend your legs near your waist which will help you lift up out of the water into the air. And then, you are ready to fly!

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Just remember that while plunging towards the water, keep it in mind to point your feet away from the PWC so that you don’t collide with it. Also try not to look down when you are balancing yourself in the air. And if by any chance, you fall, then try to remain away from the Personal Water Craft (PWC). Try to point your feet towards the PWC so that you are pushed away from it and not towards it.

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Where in the world you can do Flyboarding?

Flyboarding is quite famous in these Asian destinations of Maldives, Malaysia, Bali and Thailand. In India, Flyboarding takes place in Goa, the ultimate water sports destination of India. The water sports is gaining so much popularity that annually a Flyboarding Championship is held at Doha, Qatar. Adventure freaks from France, Holland, Thailand and USA come to take part in this thrilling event.

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Flyboarding in Goa

Goa is the only place where you can enjoy this water sport as of now. It takes place in the Chopdem Jetty at Chapora River. The location is about a half an hour ride from the Calangute beach. There are a few organizations that conduct flyboarding like the Atlantis Water Sports and Redrawlife Adventures.

You need to be comfortable in water and have basic swimming skills to be able to flyboard. And if you do not have any flyboarding experience, there are brief training sessions to help you grasp the tips and tricks of the sports and have a wonderful flyboarding experience. Usually there are three packages that offer 10 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes of pure adrenaline rush. A 15 minutes session usually costs Rs.4000/-. The minimum age for doing flyboard is however 13 years.

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So just pack your bags and head towards Goa for an adventure filled and surreal experience. Just feel free and enjoy the thrilling waters and have an enriching experience.

How to reach Goa:

The nearest Railhead to Goa is Madgaon Railway Station and the nearest airport is the Goa Airport. From Madgaon station it is an hour ride to Calangute Beach. From the beach it is half an hour ride to Chopdem Jetty.

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From the starting till the end of the activity they are very much supportive and they give well guidance to us. It was really a great fun doing sea water activity with them. Thank u for the experience we have got from you will never forget this exciting experience throughout my life.
Sun 01 14 18, 21:22 · Reply (1) · Report
Amazing experience of all water sports with Sea Water Sports Goa. Much cheaper than this. Thank you team.
Mon 03 26 18, 01:44 · Report
Good post n pics
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