Summer is in the air and it’s time to start planning your brief seasonal time in the sun. This year, why not think big when you’re planning recreation for yourself or your friends and family. Brand new riffs on water fun are being unveiled each and every year. There are so many that it’s entirely possible you’ve let some slip past you. Sure, a lot of these options are only for those with deep pockets, but it never hurts to dream big, right? Check out these amazing water sports and toys that folks have dreamed up, some of which are actually affordable and may be available at a beach, resort or lake near you.
1. Aqua Jet Pack
It’s still a jet pack even if it’s fueled by pressured water. This is a new toy for the rich and powerful (or those who want to rent one for half an hour). The thing connects to a small boat that pumps water into the propulsion unit, allowing jet pack wearers to get up to thirty feet high in the air. It’s becoming a popular activity at stateside beach resorts and around the world, so chances are you might have the opportunity to fulfill this Jetsons fantasy.
2. Stand-up Paddle Hydrofoil
If you’re already bored of self-propelled SUP-ing, why not up the ante with a little more speed. Several adventure-seekers have somehow strapped on hydrofoil technology onto a paddleboard that lifts them out of the water and apparently clocks up to 20 mph. It’s like walking on water.