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Extreme sports– HYDROSPEED

Hydrospeed!

Extreme sports– HYDROSPEED

Hydrospeed!

Constant search for adventure and seeking of the highest degree of pleasure in the rivers by all means, created hydrospeed. The history of the sport began in 1970s, when 3 French engineers who were constructing bridges (!) had the crazy idea to run a raging river by means of a float. Owing to their venture, they were called “swimmers of the impossible”. In 1978 the first official hydrospeed board was made by a French company, and the sport evolved with races and special regulations. Hydrospeed came somewhat late to Greece, and it first appeared in combination with rafting and hot dog. Necessary Equipment? A river board, fins, a good wetsuit and a daredevil attitude is needed. Feeling like a fish in the water, we can actually feel the power of the river, the waves are pushing us, and we have direct contact with the force of the moving water.
With the adrenaline peaking, we stream down the river, with our head forward. Of course there is a leader, whom we are obliged to follow and obey. There is a briefing, and after the currents and dangerous spots which require attention are indicated to us, we get into the water and the fun begins. This sport addresses those who have previous experience in rafting and seek an even bigger adrenaline rush. It starts from March, and by June, the descents are very pleasant because there is enough water and also there is no problem with the rocks. SOURCE http://www.web-greece.gr/wintertourism/hydrospeed.html