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Water Sports

Water Sports
Water Sports

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San Diego's coastal location benefits from the Southern California balmy weather and relatively calm Pacific waters, not to mention all the lakes, rivers, and bays. Given these features, there is a wide range of water-related sports to choose from.

San Diego | Water Sports

Jet Skiing
  • Jet Skiing
  • If speed is your thing and water is your element, San Diego is your destination. You can water ski, wakeboard, and jet-ski at numerable salt water and fresh water locales across the county.
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Kayaking
  • Kayaking
  • Almost anyone can get hold of a kayak, gaining an excellent vantage point to view San Diego's beautiful waterways.
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Sailing and Powerboating
  • Sailing and Powerboating
  • Southern California's prevailing balmy winds provide some of the greatest sailing conditions in the world, and San Diego Bay, especially around Shelter and Harbor Islands, is the best – for sail and power boats -- not to mention the coastline itself.
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SCUBA Diving
  • SCUBA Diving
  • San Diego's stunning coastline features some world-class dive sites and some of the most beautiful kelp forests in the world.
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Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • If the time and expense involved in full scuba certification put you off, try snorkeling. A mask, snorkel and fins are all you need to explore the underwater world.
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Sportfishing
  • Sportfishing
  • For sportfishing, you can't find a better place than the San Diego coastline, home to albacore, marlin, shark, yellowfin and bluefin tuna, yellowtail, bass, barracuda, bonito, sand bass, halibut and rock cod.
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Surfing
  • Surfing
  • Look no further than San Diego County for some of the world's finest surfing beaches, some of which are world-renowned including the big waves at historic Windansea, the river mouth break at Trestles, Black Beach's dependable swells, and the well-defined break at Swami's.
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Swimming
  • Swimming
  • Swimming is ubiquitous in San Diego. From beaches to pools to water parks, swimmers can get their fix anywhere and anyhow. Lap Swimming If you're looking for indoor lap swimming, the YMCA in Mission Valley has two pools open daily, one of which is a new outdoor facility.
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Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
  • Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
  • If speed is your thing and water is your element, San Diego is your destination. You can water ski, wakeboard, and jet-ski at numerable salt water and fresh water locales across the county.
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