Trends in water sports are a trend in sports and adventure. From surfing and sailing to diving, swimming and stand up paddling (SUP). The current water sports trends, introduce new products and accompany water sports enthusiasts in their extreme experiences. Many people call water their element. For them, sport means above all water sports. Millions of people around the world do one of the water sports – many of them even several times a week. As versatile as water can be, so versatile is water sports. Whether on or in the sea, on or in the lake, in the river or just in the pool – water with all its power and beauty fascinates people.
The basis of all types of water sports and even Olympic discipline is swimming. People go swimming regularly to stay fit and enjoy the feeling of water. In terms of effectiveness in muscle growth, fat burning and endurance training can hardly compete with any other sport. At the same time, thanks to the carrying capacity of the water, swimming is very easy on the joints, even for overweight people. Although swimming is not so much in focus, swimming is still a central theme. After all, swimming is the prerequisite for being able to engage in water sports at all.
More and more people are recognizing the potential of leisure time on or in the water. The sports industry reacts accordingly with the development of products – also for the mass market.
One hundred years ago, most people still found it impossible to ride a wave. Surfing has long ceased to be a trend sport, but is also an established sport, with its well-organized associations and competitions. Boards are no longer just for surfing but are also used as a sports equipment for stand-up paddling or kite-surfing. Wave, paddle, wind or even motor – even with the drive, there seem to be no limits.
Stand-up paddling (SUP)for example. From a small trend, born in the USA, has become a mass phenomenon. People blaspheming about the growing community of SUP fans, stand-up paddling is just fun. It trains balance and concentration and is simply a nice balance to everyday life. Whereby SUP can now also be operated in whitewater and as a competitive sport. A typical water sport just: nothing is impossible.
Even the largely unexplored underwater world captivates thousands of athletes: scuba diving is booming. Despite not inconsiderable costs, they set off on dives away from the coast, exploring the reefs, caves, and wrecks.
Countless other water sports are added, the snorkeling desire to get more. Canoe and kayak sports seem to be taking a backseat to the many opportunities for water sports. But, they still got fans. Many people enjoy swimming on rivers and lakes (some even on the sea) by canoe or kayak over the water and enjoying nature. For multi-day canoe tours, there are already perfectly thought-out boats that offer plenty of storage space and security.
The high number of water sports fans ensures that new trend sports can always establish themselves. As the annual world-class trade fair for the sports business offers space for current water sports trends and new products. The most important companies will present their latest products and developments as exhibitors.