Everyone knows that there are ways to do a bit of extreme water sports in Kiev, but not everyone knows how make this happen. Prepare for the weekend - explore where to jump, ride, walk and have fun on water in Kiev.
Scooters, jet skis, bananas and tablets
On Venice and Children’s beaches (Hydropark metro station) or ‘Natalka’ sports club (Minska metro station) you can rent a scooter, rescue equipment and an instructor, if needed, on average for UAH 2000 for two hours of riding. What is more, you can also take ride on banana, tablets or do water skiing for just UAH 300. ‘Natalka’ sports club in Obolon district also offers yachting and water skiing lessons for UAH 500 per hour.
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If you always wanted to learn how to walk on water, gather your friends and rent a huge water zorb (for example, at the ‘Mega Ball’ rental service). Paying from UAH 800 to 1500, you will get this fantastic water balloon for 6 hours, including the cost of installation, dismantling and instructor services. Water zorb (so-called water bowl) is a sphere filled with air and closed with a zipper. With water zorb you can walk and run on the water, arrange a race or even stand on your head - all this must be tried. Water balloon is great for noisy celebrations and picnics.
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Wakeboarding is a real pleasure for both fans of extreme water sports as well as for the amateurs. Renting a board will cost from UAH 200 to 400 for the whole day. However, it will be quite difficult for a newcomer to stand on the board, so it is better to consult with a special school first (for example, ‘SportEventXtrem Wake School’ (21 Uritskoho str., Kiev) or ‘TryWake’ in Trukhaniv Island). The practice at the school will cost around UAH 300 for one session.
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Kitesurfing can be trained without even leaving the capital, as windy weather occurs in Kiev quite often. It usually takes 12 hours, divided in 3 to 5 days of wind, to learn this extreme water sport. Training will take place gradually, so beginners should not be afraid. In Kiev, there are few kitesurfing schools, the best of which are ‘Lavina’ and Kiev Kitesurfing Center.
If you fancy seek for new experiences, try out extreme water sports in Kiev!