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It can be said that the sports of Goa are centered around its beaches. Goa can be the right destination for adventure sports. Congenial climate and a long shoreline have contributed to its popularity as a complete getaway for water sports. You could have an unforgettable experience of many water sports with your friends or family, while at Goa. October to May is the best season to indulge in these water sports of Goa, because then the skies are cloudless and blue, which is mirrored by the waters below. As Goa receives heavy rainfall during June to September, these sports should be avoided in these months.

There are many water sports options in Goa such as para-sailing, water-skiing, and wind surfing. The fantastic beaches offer excellent opportunity for these adventure sports. Surfing is ideal at Dona Paula in the morning for starters, but in the evening it will be good for experienced people. The morning breeze is just enough for the learners, and stronger winds in the afternoon are perfect challenges for the expert surfers. Surfing as a sport is becoming more and more popular in Goa. Windsurfing Regatta and Open Board Sailing Competition are some of the recent surfing competitions being organized in Goa. Surfing is possible at Calangute, Colva, Pololem, Vagator, Baga, Miramar and Bogmolo beaches.

Dinghie sailing is done on coastal areas. Dinghies can be found on hire at most beach resorts, and each dinghie can comfortably accommodate 3-4 people. You can sail on waves with your friends and that joy is irresistible. Parasailing is also an exciting adventure option in Goa. Both Government and non-government organizations carry on parasailing activities in a professional way in Goa.

Goa is also a wonderful destination for scuba diving. Some of the important sites for scuba diving in Goa include Suzy's Wreck, Sail Roack, Uma Guma Reef, Turbo Tunnel, Bounty Bay, Surge City and Davy Jones Locker.

Bogmolo, Dona Paula and Baga are the best places for parasailing. Those who are afraid of adventure sports can enjoy a ride in boat. Motor boats are better option for the speed enthusiasts. Many varieties of boats are available. Boats may reach a speed of 40 miles per hour. You can hire a boat and go for a ride from Dona Paula, Candolim, Colva and Majorda. If you are lost, the guides will help you.

Besides these, you can play beach volleyball or beach basketball. You can also go for horse riding and cycling or simply jog on the shoreline while the soft water circles at your feet. If you are interested in trekking; you can try rock climbing and trekking in the Western Ghats, which surround the Goan coastline. Island trips and dolphin and crocodile watching are the other activities. Among the mainstream sports of Goa, football is extremely popular.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01