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[NSFW possibly] What is/are your favorite water sports?

Asked by ETpro (34208 points ) July 9th, 2012

Here it is the dog days of summer. With the massive bubble of high pressure that’s sealed America’s heartland in a pressure cooker for the past several weeks, and temperatures soaring all over the northern hemisphere; this has to be the time to get to the lake, river, pond, beach or pool. To those jellies in the southern hemisphere, perhaps you’re far enough into winter to miss the heat and you’re now dreaming of sailing, surfing or what have you.

Of course, just in case you turn to an air-conditioned playroom for your particular water sports, I included the possibility for NSFW answers.

What wets your whistle when things get too darned hot?

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ragingloli's avatar

Taking a non-golden shower.

bewailknot's avatar

Kiddie pool with the grandkids. Water gun fights with anybody handy. Tossing water pitchers full at the neighbors. A little spray misting in the bedroom.

Coloma's avatar

Extreme hot tubbing.

Coloma's avatar

I used to be a pretty good water skier back in the day.

bookish1's avatar

Other than going to my favorite watering hole
it’s gotta be Marco Polo

JLeslie's avatar

I like swimming in a pool. I actually swim, not just floating around. If my husband is around I like to hang on him while in the pool, but he doesn’t like it. He is not playful in the pool at all. I wish he was.

gailcalled's avatar

Spraying Milo with the hose.

gailcalled's avatar

Milo here; Sinking my teeth and claws first into the hose and then into Gail. It’s very refreshing.

linguaphile's avatar

Early morning lap swims!

ETpro's avatar

@ragingloli You’re missing a golden opportunity for some good clean fun in that shower. :-)

@bewailknot No water balloon fights?

@Coloma I thought that hot tub was cold now.

@bookish1 Ha! That’s one turn on water sports I hadn’t anticipated.

@JLeslie What’s not to like about somebody climbing up on you and pushing you under water?

@gailcalled I’m on Milo’s side here. If I hosed down Spoony with her long fur, she’d never forgive me.

@linguaphile Cardio workout and cooling all in one. Excellent recreation.

mambo's avatar

Wake boarding is fantastic on a hot day.

augustlan's avatar

I love to swim and dive off a real diving board.

rebbel's avatar

Snorkeling in Greek islands waters.

JLeslie's avatar

@ETpro I don’t like to be pushed under, but just a hug, climb on his back, stuff like that. Nope, nothing. He didn’t grow up in a pool, he is clueless on these things.

ucme's avatar

Muff diving…....obviously.

gailcalled's avatar

@ETpro: Everyone is on Milo’s side, it seems.

Coloma's avatar

@ETpro It is, gloriously so. We’re in the middle of a heat wave out west this week, I washed my hair in icey cold garden hose last night then jumped in the cold tub. Bliss out!
I forgot I used to raft a lot too on my local river, now I joke that the only white water I see is the turbo jets in the cold tub.
Class 3 rapids! lol

bewailknot's avatar

@ETpro I didn’t list water balloon fights because I was just thinking about things I have done as an adult. Water balloons take a little more planning to make it to the store to buy.

ETpro's avatar

@mambo I’m totally on board with that!

@augustlan Oh, same here. One of my favorite things along with body surfing at the beach.

@rebbel Oh man. I spent some time in Corfu. It’s the lucky soul that gets to dive those beautiful, fertile waters.

@JLeslie I’ve never heard of a guy that didn’t at least like to carry his lady around on his shoulders in the pool. Unless, of course, it’s Jack Sprat.

@ucme The wetter the better.

@gailcalled Ha! Cat’s rule.

@Coloma Copy that. Sounds delightful. Having that nearby would make me yearn for a heatwave.

@bewailknot Yeah, water-balloon fights do require a bit of planning. But lob a few at neighbors and you will be amazed how quickly they make preparations to return the favor. :-)

bewailknot's avatar

@ETpro We did do zip-lock bags water fight once – lots of fun since if you didn’t throw it hard enough to break you might get it thrown back at you.

ETpro's avatar

@bewailknot Great idea. And when everyone is adequately wet, the “weapons” that haven’t ruptured can be put right back into service housing food in the fridge.

2TFX's avatar

SWIMMING!

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