Extreme sports for women in Ireland.
Lots of Irish girl power being displayed in the media these days, dont just sit back and watch get stuck in!
You are a girl, and you are wondering what extreme sports are there in Ireland out there for you! Well check this out!
By Elaine O'Riordan / Info@ballyhasslakes.ie
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You don't have to be a California girl to take up surfing. Surfing requires a lot of balance, but it's mainly about timing. You have to catch the wave at just the right moment, and the only way to figure that out is through practice. Most tourist towns in Ireland on the coast offer several surf instruction businesses. It's a perfect way to spice up a day at the beach!
Check out www.swellsurfschool.com for more info.
If warm weather isn't your thing, maybe you'd like to play in the snow? Snowboarding, the extreme sister to skiing, has been around since the 60s, but didn't start gaining steam until the 90s. It's still dominated by men, but women have been making appearances more frequently, even at professional competitions. Once you get the hang of it, add in jumps, twists, flips and anything else you're brave enough to handle!
Check out www.skiclub.ie for more info.
3. Mountain biking
Mountain biking is a sport you can do pretty much anywhere in the world, at nearly any difficulty level. Start out on a gently sloping wooded path and work your way up to a treacherous mountainside terrain. Your level of involvement is totally up to you. It's a great way to work up a sweat (and work on those glutes!) while seeing the sights. Just keep in mind that wherever you go, you have to get back!
Check out www.visitballyhoura.com for more info
If you love snowboarding, this one is for you!Strap on your board and bindings and let the fun begin! Wakeboarding is fast becoming the world’s fastest growing watersport. It is perfect for all ages men and women. It's a great way to work up a sweat (and work on those quads!). Once you get the hang of it, add in jumps, twists, flips and anything else you're brave enough to handle it!
Check out www.ballyhasswakepark.ie for more info.
Kayaking involves riding through flat and rushing waters. You and a group of friends can navigate a river or other fast-moving water using paddles, with a guide leading the way. Always wear your safety equipment! Don't attempt this sport without a guide. It takes a lot of skill to get out of tricky situations, and still waters can become viscous in just seconds. Don't plan on staying dry – you'll likely end up soaking wet, even if you don't capsize.
Check out www.ballyhasslakes.ie for more info.