Water sports

The ultimate outdoor experience, with the wind in your hair and the warm sun on your skin. Endless stretches of water or small canals and waterways. Waterland van Friesland is the ideal water sports paradise! Simply a day out sailing with friends or a longer water sports holiday. Did you know that Southwest Friesland has more than 350 free mooring spots? More than 50 of them can be found in the middle of the Frisian lakes. And if you moor at such a blue and yellow MarBoei, you have it all to yourself for a while.

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SUP, for anyone who does not know what these 3 letters stand for: Stand Up Paddling. A sport which has been popular in Friesland for more than 10 years now. And a wonderful way of exploring Southwest Friesland. On your own or to train for the ultimate September challenge: the SUP Elfstedentocht.

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Do you enjoy an adventurous lifestyle? Then Southwest Friesland is the place to be for extreme water sports. Could you see yourself hanging in the air on a kite above the water? Or flying through the air like Superman on a flyboard? Or do you prefer to keep your feet dry with some power kiting over land? And if you're really daring, you could also try the oldest ‘extreme sport’ in Friesland: fierljeppen. But if you're not such a daredevil, just come along and enjoy the free show!

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