Hot Summer Sports That'll Cool You Off
The mother of all sports event has been unleashed upon us; love it, hate it but you can’t ignore this extravagant of a sport called the Indian Premier League; by all means “Bulaava aaya hai” to all us sports fanatics out there.
And like everything else, even IPL needs to let us cool it off before we get all burned out from the hot weather, sheer madness of cheering & roaring for our favourite team.
For all the laid-back ones out there, you have music, beaches, booze & sun to soak in. But for the sport junkies, here are a few summer sports that you would definitely enjoy to be a part of:
1. Beach Volleyball: Originating from Hawaii, this sport is slightly different from its twin brother, Volleyball. As the name of the game itself suggests, beach court is an integral part of this sport. Much like surfing, this game too depends heavily on the weather; if it’s sunshine & windy, you’re good to go. But apart from stating obvious, what sets a beach volleyball culture apart from a mundane sports culture is that it’s stylish, more fun & fashion statement extends from something as simple as capris and tees to bikinis & boardshorts.
2. Surfing: Beach, high tide and a speed that will knock the breath out of you, originating somewhere from Tahiti, Europeans were the first ones to discover this high-on-adrenaline sport. While some choose to make a living out of it, a layman could use this as his perfect recreational activity. Wetsuits and swimshorts, whichever way you want to fashion, either way, it’s the fighting-to-stay-still-against-high-tide-and-the-wind that’ll make you feel higher than any alcohol you’ve ever had. Amateur or not, this is one of the best summer sports to chill yourself out with.
Precaution: Avoid surfing at night no matter how good you are
3. Mountain Biking: It’s exactly what the name suggests, performed only with specially made mountain bikes. It’s a great physical activity. The best time to go for mountain biking is summers. It’s fun, beyond adventurous, can be performed anywhere anytime, from cross country, mountains to dirt road. Carry your biking gears with all other necessities & you are off to hours full of some addictive extreme sports with nature as your only companion.
Precaution: Winters and rainy season is never a good time. Roads become more treacherous.
4. Water Polo: For those who’re hearing about it for the first time, it’s like soccer, only you play it in the pool. It’s a great summer sport. It’s an aggressive form of sport; also a great way to unwind yourself and beat the heat. The amount of stamina one needs is beyond imagination because each player has to swim from one end to another to pass the ball around. But if you get a hang of it, it’s also one of coolest form of water sport that you could ever come across. The game itself is a fashion statement. Your jaw-dropping stamina will grab the eyeballs that you love to get every once in a while.
So what are you waiting for. Be a part of these aforementioned sports and you’ll realise why & how they could cool you off, relax & make you go high all at the same time.
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