Water Sports to Challenge Your Inner Adrenaline Junkie

by LBTAdmin

Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a first-time thrill-seeker, the Lebanese coastline offers a range of activities that promise fun, excitement and unforgettable memories. Here’s a look at some of the exhilarating water activities you can enjoy this summer.

Double Ski

For those who love the classic feel of water skiing but crave a bit more stability, double skiing is the perfect choice. With a ski on each foot, you’ll glide across the water, feeling the refreshing spray of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a fantastic way to improve your balance and coordination while enjoying the stunning coastal views of Jounieh.


Mono Ski

If you’re ready to take your water skiing skills to the next level, mono skiing offers a thrilling challenge. Using a single ski, this activity requires more balance and control, making it a favorite among experienced water sports enthusiasts. As you carve through the waves, you’ll experience an adrenaline rush like no other, all while taking in the scenic beauty of Jounieh’s coastline.



Wakeboarding combines the best of surfing, snowboarding, and water skiing into one electrifying experience. Strap into the wakeboard, hold onto the tow rope, and prepare to ride the wake created by the boat. Whether you’re performing tricks, jumps, or simply enjoying the ride, wakeboarding in Jounieh promises an action-packed adventure that will leave you wanting more.



For a unique twist on traditional water sports, try kneeboarding. This activity involves kneeling on a board while being towed by a boat, offering a lower center of gravity and a different kind of thrill. Kneeboarding is great for beginners and experts alike, providing a fun and accessible way to enjoy the waves and improve your skills.


Banana Boat Ride

Looking for a group activity that’s sure to bring laughter and joy? The banana boat ride is a must-try. Gather your friends and family, hop on the inflatable banana-shaped boat, and hold on tight as you’re towed at high speeds across the water. The twists, turns, and occasional splashes make this a perfect activity for those seeking a fun and memorable experience in Jounieh.


Jet Ski

For the ultimate in speed and freedom on the water, nothing beats jet skiing. Rent a jet ski and zip across the Mediterranean, feeling the wind in your hair and the thrill of the open sea. Whether you prefer a leisurely ride along the coastline or an exhilarating high-speed adventure, jet skiing in Jounieh offers endless possibilities for fun and excitement.



They will provde you with all the equipements needed you just need to have your swuimming suit and a towel.

Where to Go

One of the best places to do these activities is in Jounieh with Wake to Wake. For more information, you can contact them at +961 76 044 334.

SCUBA Diving

The best way to enjoy Lebanon’s underwater treasures is to go scuba diving. Not only can you get up close and personal with marine life including sharks and stingrays, you can also explore some epic shipwrecks off the coast, like the famous vertically positioned HMS Victoria.


There’s no need to purchase any equipment as the facility provides everything you need, namely a mask, fins, a wetsuit, and a diving tank.

Where to Go

One of the most popular diving sites is Tyre, thanks to its glorious reefs and rich marine life. Sea turtles are common in the area. Other diving facilities can be found further north, reaching as far as Tripoli.

National Institute for Scuba Diving in Lebanon (+961 1 739203/ +961 3 959385)
Dive the Med Club, San Stefano Resort, Batroun (+961 3 119002)



This sport involves two key elements: wind and waves. Windsurfing combines a board and a sail. The sail is used to control the board on the water in accordance with the wind. Malek Daou from Batroun Water Sports says: “Windsurfing, especially for beginners, requires a minimum of winds blowing at five kilometers per hour. This means you can windsurf practically all year round.”

How to Get Started

Sign up for a course at a windsurfing center like Batroun Water Sports, where an instructor will show you what to do and how to maneuver your board. Malek says: “Practice and dedication are crucial to mastering this sport. You need to practice at least three to four hours a week and enjoy being at the beach, because you’re going to be there quite a lot!”


You’ll just need to grab your swimsuit and a towel as the windsurfing facilities will provide the rest.

Where to Go

For most of the year, the winds that blow over the country are westerly, hitting the shore more profoundly the further north you go. This makes almost any spot from Byblos onwards suitable for windsurfing.
Batroun Water Sports, Batroun (+961 3 156 402)



Lebanon’s surfing community has grown, and a few facilities offering instruction have opened up over recent years. Ali Al Amine, owner of Surf Lebanon, says: “When we think of surfing, we tend to picture a tropical island with huge waves, but this is far from accurate. Over the last six years, surfing has gained traction in Lebanon and there are some great surfing spots up and down the coast.”

How to Get Started

Take a lesson to learn the basics with a center like Surf Lebanon, certified by the ISA (International Surfing Association). It’s important that you practice in different weather conditions in order to understand the way the sea changes and how to read the water.

Ali says: “Get comfortable swimming around currents and waves. Core strength is crucial, so burpees and pushups go a long way. A valuable tip I give is that when in doubt, don’t paddle out. If you feel you are not ready to go further out to sea, then don’t – it’s not worth the risk.”


Surf centers will provide you with everything you need to hit those waves, but if you prefer to get your own gear you will require a surfboard (of course!), a wetsuit (for surfing in winter), a surf leash (for safety in case you fall off your board), surfing wax (for a better grip on your board), earplugs (to protect you from surfer’s ear), sunscreen and sunglasses (for summer).

Where to Go

Batroun, Jiyeh, and Byblos are popular destinations for surfers. The stronger winds are found around the northern town of Batroun, making it a good option for wind-related water sports like windsurfing. Towards the south, winds tend to lose strength.
Surf Lebanon, Jiyeh (+961 71 900 322)
Board’n’Surf, Byblos (+961 3 734 601 /+961 3 283 413)



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