Synonyms for riverboarding or Related words with riverboarding
Examples of "riverboarding"
Reef - Rip current - Rip Curl - River surfing -
- Rocket Power - Roxy (clothing)
is a boardsport in which the participant lies prone on their board with fins on their feet for propulsion and steering. This sport is also known as hydrospeed in Europe and as
or white-water sledging in New Zealand, depending on the type of board used.
includes commercial, recreational and the swiftwater rescue practice of using a high-flotation riverboard, designed for buoyancy in highly aerated water.
There are several companies offering rafting, kayaking,
and other activities in Sjoa and the surrounding area.
operation commenced on the Tully River in Queensland, Australia, in 2014.
The gorge is noted for its natural beauty, and is also the site of several extreme sports, notably bungy jumping at the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, and white-water sports such as kayaking and
Specific levels of instruction and certification programs include: Wilderness First Responder, Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT 1) - Level 1, Swiftwater Rescue Level 1 (SRT 1) and Level 2 (SRT 2),
, Guide Training Level 1 and ORCA Moving water.
The grade reflects the technical difficulty and skill level required associated with the section of river. The scale is of use to various water sports and activities, such as rafting,
, whitewater canoeing, stand up paddle surfing, and whitewater kayaking.
Several companies operate
or sledging excursions in New Zealand near Queenstown, Wanaka, and Rotorua. Several companies also operate guided riverboard trips in the United States near Missoula, Montana; Sacramento, California; Bend, Oregon, and eastern Tennessee. In South America, river boarding is popular on the Rio Fonce in San Gil, Colombia. One company based in Voss, Norway, offers
in several rivers in the area. In Europe the Soca river in Slovenia is a notable location with more extreme options available for more experienced riders.
Mike says he first felt the call of the wild at 24 years old. He quit his comfortable sports science job, gave everything away and moved to Switzerland. From there, he embarked on a series of adventures, including descending by delta plane from a 22,000-foot mountain and
the world’s deepest canyon.
Swimfins, swim fins, fins or flippers are finlike accessories worn on the foot or leg and made from rubber, plastic or combinations of these materials, to aid movement through the water in water sports activities such as swimming, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, kneeboarding,
, underwater hockey, underwater rugby and various other types of underwater diving.
Surfers developed the skateboard to be able to "surf" on land. Later came windsurfing (also known as "sailboarding"), bodyboarding, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, skimboarding, snowboarding,
, kiteboarding, sandboarding, mountainboarding, carveboarding all now competitive sports. Another fast growing boardsport is skurfing a mix of surfing and more conventional water sports in which the participant is towed behind the boat. Pineboarding and sandboarding are recreational boardsports.
True to its name, Rapid River contains class III–IV rapids for most of its length, including some good spots for playboating and
. Note that locals omit the word "the" when referring to the river. For example, "I went kayaking on Rapid River" not "I went kayaking on the Rapid River."
The Pacuare River, or the Río Pacuare, flows approximately 108 km to the Caribbean. It is a popular location for white water rafting, whitewater kayaking and
. The rainforests that surround the river are home to exotic animal species such as jaguars, monkeys, ocelots, and a very large number of birds. Also it was considered one of the 5 nicest rivers to practice rafting.
Tourism is a major source of income for the entire area. During the summer many thousands of tourist visit Evje. It is possible to walk for hours in the beautiful hills and forests without encountering any other people. There are many outdoor activities: rafting , rock climbing, biking, cross country skiing, kayaking, canoeing, paddling, water skiing,
, swimming, fishing, mineral collecting, mine excursions etc. Additionally there are several museums and farms open to visitors.
European riders also developed a foam version (called a hydrospeed) of the plastic board to reduce weight and avoid injuring each other during collisions that sometimes resulted from one rider travelling downstream and another facing upstream while surfing a hydraulic. Today, homemade foam hydrospeeds are found primarily among European riders. A growing sport in North America,
has grown in popularity from media exposure and the emergence of commercial operators running riverboard trips.
is believed to have originated in the late 1970s. It is claimed to have originated in France, where raft guides stuffed a burlap mail sack with life vests and went down rapids. Soon, riders adapted a personal submarine shell for their molds, and the plastic version of the riverboard was born. Sometime in the late 1980s, Robert Carlson began running rivers in California using an ocean bodyboard and ended up making his own board that was bigger and thicker and had handles. In 1986, Ged Hay began taking his body board down the Kawarau River near Queenstown in New Zealand while on his days off as a rafting guide.
The spectacular scenery of Central Otago makes the upper Clutha a popular holiday destination, especially for adventure tourism. Jetboating, kayaking, rafting,
, and guided fishing occurs on the river, and waterskiing, tandem parachuting and parapenting operators are all to be found in the area. The upper Clutha is also used for multi-sports events, and Lake Dunstan is an important rowing venue. Several major ski courses are found close to the river. Curling is also played close to the Clutha in the harsh Central Otago winters.
Riverboarders typically wear fins to provide the thrust to navigate in river currents, while a personal flotation device provides additional buoyancy. Wetsuits, booties and helmets are worn as protection from the cold and from rocks. Additionally, shin guards, gloves, knee pads, thigh pads, and elbow pads are sometimes worn for extra protection on shallow rivers. Instruction, board design, and gear continue to improve, making
safer and opening up the possibilities of rapids that can be run on a riverboard and new tricks that can be performed while surfing on the belly.
Tourist adventure activities on the river include
, jet boating, white water rafting, river surfing, and bungy jumping. The Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, above the river, and a Category I historic place, is the site of the world's first commercial bungy jumping operation. Eastburn Station gave up the plus that forms the natural backdrop as a reserve. The river is also the largest volume commercially rafted in New Zealand, having an average flow of at Chards Road measuring station. The four significant commercially used rapids on the river are Smiths Falls, Twin Bridges, Do Little Do Nothing and the Chinese Dog Leg. Below these are the dangerous Nevis Bluff, Citroen and Roaring Meg sections. Because of the danger Waitiri Station usually declines access.
Kern Canyon, the deep canyon of the river northeast of Bakersfield, is a popular location for fishing and boating, particularly fly fishing and whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, and
. Of particular interest to fishermen are the Kern River rainbow trout, the Little Kern golden trout and the California golden trout. The Kern Canyon is popular for camping, hiking, and picnicking. There are developed campgrounds maintained by the US Forest Service along the North Fork of the Kern River. Campgrounds include Camp 3, Fairview, Goldledge, Headquarters, Hospital Flat, and Limestone. All of the campgrounds are open in the summer months while only a few remain open year-round. There are also plenty of undeveloped areas off Mountain Highway 99 available for camping.
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