Last updated: November 2017
Summer is well on its way, and what better time for taking the plunge in that much loved balmy pond, the Mediterranean Sea? And for you active types out there Barcelona offers a variety of thrills and spills in the form of a wide range of top water sports! From jet skiing and paddle surfing to sailing and open water swimming, the Catalan capital is the perfect place to make a splash! So just what’s available? Get your wetsuits (or swimwear) at the ready and read on!
Fancy yourself as a bit of a James Bond? Taking on the waves with speed and style? An exhilarating Barcelona jet ski tour is what you need, then! This top Barcelona water sport offers amazing vistas of the city, and let’s be honest, it’s just plain cool! Feeling the fresh spray of the Mediterranean Sea on your cheeks as you zoom past some of the Barcelona’s sights and trendy beaches is none other than electrifying. Check out the websites of Jet Ski BCN and Barcelona Jet Ski for more info.
Although Barcelona may not have the fame of other places around the world as a surf destination, there’s definitely an active surfing scene here. One of the coolest water sports in Barcelona, taking on the Med in the early hours is an invigorating way to start the day! Never surfed before? Fear not, there are some great surf schools in the Barceloneta area offering classes for beginners. Tempted? Visit BoxBarcelona or Pukas Surk Escola for the low-down!
Of course, there are days when the waves take a time out, and the Med turns into a placid lake. The latest Barcelona water sport to take off on such occasions is SUP – stand up paddle, otherwise known as paddle surfing! One of most fun water sports in Barcelona, SUP is bang on trend at the moment, and is a great thing to try out with friends. SUP Barcelona offer initiation courses, and local bar Surf House BCN offer SUP outings a few times a week where all are welcome.
Another fun-filled option for those looking to chillax on the deep-blue is kayaking. The nearby Costa Brava with its turquoise waters and wonderful marine life is ideal for such an activity. Excursions Barcelona run a great day trip from the city to San Feliú de Guixols where kayakers can explore beautiful coves and hidden caves, perfect for discovering the best of the Med!
Water sports don’t always mean needing fancy equipment, sometimes just yourself will do. And this is exactly the case at the Fòrum open water swimming pool. This no frills Barcelona water sport if perfect for those who just want to get back to basics, and plough through the Med without getting in the way of surfers and such folk. This segregated section of sea is fashioned as a laned pool and is great for a refreshing few laps!
In the mood for something fancy? A Barcelona water sport with a touch of class? How about few hours sailing around the city’s coastline. Skyline BCN offer a range of excursions, including private sessions, perfect for getting away from it all and taking to the seas in true VIP style!
Adrenaline junkies will love this next Barcelona water sport! Dream of being a superhero? This is the sport for you! By attaching a jet pack to the feet which is used to shoot water downwards, you can experience flying above the sea! This crazy sport is ideal for extreme sports enthusiasts looking to try something different! Check out Flyboard Barcelona’s website for more info!
Inspired by this possibility of flying? By trying something radical? How about kitesurfing? For onlookers this oh-so-cool sport is awe-inspiring, and that person taking to the waves could just be you! Fancy a go? Kitesurf Barcelona offers a selection of courses. So go on… what are you waiting for?
Feeling brave? You’ll be wanting to try out windsurfing, then! Perhaps one of the most difficult sea activities to master, this one isn’t for the faint-hearted. But if you’re seeking a hardcore Barcelona water sport then why not have a go? Escola de Vent offer courses covering all aspects of the sport for reasonable prices.
But not every water sport in Barcelona is so tasking. If you’re just looking for a bit of fun with family or friends, then look our for pedalo hire along Barcelona’s beaches. Cheap and cheerful, these are great for splashing around and relaxing in the sun!
It takes it out us of just talking about the array of Barcelona water sports on offer! But if you still have some energy left, be sure to try some out during your stay!