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Five water sports to try out in BrittanySurf the wave of these new trends

Five water sports to try out in Brittany

If you can feel the sea calling, go ahead and dive in! With its calm beaches and coastline, Brittany is the ideal destination for testing new water sports that everyone can do.

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Paddle Stepper

You can walk on water!

Stand Up Paddle is a very popular and thriving sport, although some find it difficult to manoeuvre the paddle. The Paddle Stepper solves this problem. It has a pedal and a handlebar to help maintain perfect balance. It’s very easy to handle and the handlebar can be adjusted for children. Ideal for toning your legs as you admire the landscape!

Water walking

A seaside fitness activity

With exercises that everyone can do, water walking allows you to enjoy the virtues of seawater in the open air. This activity takes place in the sea on the edge of the long sandy beaches, wearing a wetsuit and accompanied by an instructor. As you breathe in the sea air, you boost your endurance and strengthen your muscles gently, in a natural and energising setting that makes a change from everyday life.


A different way to discover the coast

Coasteering is a new outdoor activity to discover the Brittany coastline in an original way. It combines abseiling, climbing, swimming and leaping into the water. You’ll need a neoprene wetsuit, helmet, harness and sports shoes.  Remember to wear a swimsuit too, to enjoy a swim in secluded places. This activity takes place on the Crozon peninsula or on the Plouha cliffs, with certified instructors who also work to preserve the natural environment.

Wakeboarding and kneeboarding

Kneeboard or wakeboard on calm water

Wakeboarding takes place on a lake, without a motorboat but with a cable towing system. You can enjoy this environmentally-friendly and silent open-air activity in the lush nature on several lakes in Brittany. From the age of eight, children can start kneeboarding courses with an instructor. It involves kneeling on a foam board for unforgettable thrills.


Also known as "sit on top surf kayak", in case you were wondering!

It’s a mix between surfing and kayaking and is a great way of surfing the waves. It’s fun and accessible to everyone, combining great surf sensations and harmony with the sea. It involves sitting on a thick surfboard, equipped with a paddle, belt and foot strap. Progress is fast. Just keep your eye out for the next wave!

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