‘Looking for a Worthwhile Hobby? Try Parasailing!
Parasailing could be categorized as one sport that is new but already
famous. It began in the 60’s but since then, it has worked its way up
the most popular sports activities or hobbies on the planet. Only
daredevils might want to try it because of the looks of it but it is
actually a very safe sport.
Just like skydiving or hang-gliding, parasailing is also extremely
addictive. The sudden rush of adrenaline makes the parasailor feel
euphoric and he will eventually want to have more of the fun and thrill
that can only be associated with active sports. And yes, just about
anyone can have parasailing as a hobby.
Where does one begin? First, make sure that you aren't faint-hearted.
Although it is safe, parasailing provides exhilaration comparable to
riding a roller coaster with lots of loops or bungee jumping. You should
be physically fit to take the rigors of this sport that could take you as
high as 200 feet in the air.
Also, make it your priority to know the equipment needed such as: the
parasail, a harness (something that will keep you comfortable and safe
during the ride), about 300 feet long rope tow and a mode of transport
such as a boat or automobile).
It is also important to know the safety rules in parasailing such as:
1. Know the weather conditions, most especially the wind speed for
that day, before setting out to parasail. Most accidents happen when the
necessary details are overlooked. Make sure that the wind speed is under
2. All towing vehicles or boats must be equipped with a quick release
lever that will allow the parasailor to be released in case of emergency.
3. Consider also the size of the boat that will tow you, the number of
boats in the area while you parasail, and yes, the weight.
4. Be sure that the area where you will hold the parasailing activity
is near a hospital or clinic that could immediately give medical
assistance in case of an accident.
Now that you know everything that you need to do to prepare for this
great hobby, it’s time to look for that perfect destination to pursue
your newest endeavor. There are many great destinations (specially
beaches) that offer parasailing activities. Explore and enjoy the bird’s