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The ultimate adrenaline rush - thrills and spills in Gran Canaria

11th September 2013 Print

Bored of conventional beach activities? Forget the traditional banana boat or the humble Jet Ski. Adrenaline junkies should hot foot it to the Spanish island of Gran Canaria where they have introduced 2 thrilling, new water sport rides in the form of the core-challenging Jetovator and devilishly speedy Jet Boat.

Combining the sleek body of a racing motorcycle with the aerial capabilities of a fighter aircraft, the H20 powered Jetovator - an innovative, new water sports accessory - allows the rider to experience the thrill of flying with the ease of riding a bike. The intuitive controls allow first time riders to fly like professional pilots.  Climb to heights of up to 30ft, dive down to 10ft below the water, and rocket above the surface at speeds of up to 25 mph.  Amaze onlookers with impressive stunts whilst working your core muscles, meaning you can forgo that gym visit and have a lot more fun in the process! The nautical experts at Estación Náutica Gran Canaria add, “The trick is to keep your body limp when using the Jetovator, steering by moving your body from side to side – but the most important thing to remember is to just relax and have fun!”

Or if you fancy safety in numbers jump on board "El Diablo" or “The Devil” – a high speed jet boat. Certainly not for the faint hearted this devilish ride reaches speeds of up to 70 mph. From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, prepare for your adrenaline to hit the roof as the expert driver whips the boat in and out of the spray, barreling through the waves whilst performing expert manoeuvres at high speed.

Only a short 4-hour flight away, the picturesque isle of Gran Canaria enjoys a microclimate averaging 24 degrees all year round and with sea temperatures rarely dropping below 18 degrees, even in the winter, it is the perfect destination to try one of the many water sports on offer. So, whether you fancy trying surfing’s hottest new trend - paddle surfing – or indulging your love of fast-paced water sports, with 147 miles of coastline, Gran Canaria offers a varied mix between the hair-raising and the more sedate!

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