Have you ever seen a dolphin on crack ? Or wanted to be one ? Maybe not, but it may be that no one has introduced you to flyboarding yet. If you thought the front crawl was difficult enough to master, in Barcelona flyboard is the activity that is taking the watersports world by storm. So much cooler than jet skiing, wakeboarding (so passé) and other watersports activities, this aquatic adrenalin activity will get you noticed (or mocked) along the beaches and shores of Barcelona.
In case you are one of the many millions not yet in the know, a flyboard is basically of box of water sport tricks that propels you under or above the water. It is your 20 minutes of dolphin glory. A high impact activity (don’t worry…the impact is with the surface of the water) for a stag or hen weekend.
Invented one South Cal morning by bored jet-skiers breakfasting on crystal meth and absinthe, this is basically a pack you are attached to that is propelled by pumping out high power jets of water, attached to a jet ski (technically a PWC or Personal Water Crafty) by a sort of umbilical hose that prevents you ending up with your head stuck in the hull of the US Cole.
It’s all high power stuff involving “thousands” of gallons of water per minute, and you can jump up to 25 feet into the air (on a good day). The Pilot (that’s you) is secured to the flyboard (Wakeboard-style) and the thrust comes, not from behind, but below (how often have you heard that promise !).