Water sports

Water sports, sea activities, lake or river activities, unusual activities, this page is dedicated to water sports in France and abroad.
A water sport is a sport practiced in or on the water. There are lots of them, but do you know them all?
Find out all you need to know about the practice, the vocabulary, the spots, even interviews with professionals, the latest innovations and the leading products and equipment. Become a pro rider with Spotyride.
A true guide to all water sports.

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Each month, Spotyride brings you its latest article: an innovative sport, a new nautical practice, a news item from the nautical world, sports that can be practiced according to the season (winter, summer, etc.), a new spot to practice your favorite sports.

Practice a water sport

How do I get started in water sports? It’s a question that can put some people off. Spotyride gives you advice on how to get started, progress and excel! What equipment should you choose? Which spot to start? Which sports to try next? Who knows, maybe you’ll find the sport of your dreams?


I love the outline of your board “, is an unfamiliar vocabulary for beginners in water sports. To help you out, Spotyride has put together a complete vocabulary of the various water sports: kitesurfing, surfing, swimming, wakeboarding, etc. An international lexicon just waiting for you!


Swimming for dummies

Swimming is a beautiful sport with both physical and mental virtues. It can be practiced to gain a skill, for competitions, or simply for fun as a water sport.
What if you tried this sport out? Would you understand everything your coach told you? After surfing for dummies and water skiing for dummies, here is swimming for dummies. Find out about common vocabulary used in swimming.

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The spots

During a vacation, a break or an evening out, you’re looking for the best spot for surfing, paddleboarding, canoeing, …?
Find a spot near you and discover all the water sports you can do as well as the services available at these spots.

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Outdoor artificial waves in France

When the good weather returns, we all want to go out, go swimming or take the opportunity to practice water sports or…

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Indoor artificial waves in France

Artificial waves are places where you can surf without having to go to the sea, to the ocean, to find the best waves to…

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Spots around the world

Water sports also mean riding abroad. Without local knowledge and without Spotyride, it’s hard to find the best spots.
Spotyride accompanies you abroad and shows you where to practice your water sports and water activities. Nothing can stop you now…

Gear and Advices

Have you found the water sport of your dreams? Board, helmet, vest, neoprene wetsuit, leash… each water sport has its own equipment.
Which should you choose when you’re a beginner? When you’re an expert? For certain tricks? And finally, where can you find all this gear? Spotyride understands how difficult it can be to find this information, and brings it all together in these articles.

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E-motion: The new electric stand up paddle

The electric inflatable stand up paddle, a Coasto innovation Coasto is an innovative company specializing in water…

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Surfing for dummies

“Meet at the peak”, “I messed up my roller”, “I love the outline of your board”, “Maybe we should try to pass the bar…

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Water sports federations

The aim of the French Federations is to promote water sports and make them accessible to all. There are different French federations for different sports, such as surfing, wakeboarding, sailing, …
Find all the federations for your favorite water sports!