The world of water sports just gets better and crazier each year with new inventions coming out all the time, and now you can reach for the skies when flyboarding in Costa Blanca. It seems like the invention of a new activity tends to lead to something even more outrageous like the popular banana boat for instance; an all time favourite water activity that's been around for years has now led to the development of the flying fish, a similar idea to the banana boat but flat and wing shaped that once reaching speed lifts off and flies above the water.
The same concept applies to the flyboard that was invented in 2012 by champion jet ski rider Franky Zapata. Unlike conventional small boats that use a propeller for thrust, jet skis are propelled by high powered water jets. By using specially adapted nozzles that fit onto a jet ski's propulsion system, Franky Zapata managed to direct that thrust through a long pipe that in turn is connected to the flyboard, creating a downward thrust that enables riders to fly out of the water and perform all sorts of acrobatic swoops and dives just like a dolphin 🙂
FlyBoard Torrevieja – Visitors to the coastal city of Torrevieja and the neighbouring resort areas of Orihuela Costa can enjoy a flyboarding session with training and a monitor who will teach you how to pilot the board and have you airborne in no time. The office is located in the far corner of the marina next to Torrevieja's pier.
Marco Polo Expediciones – Based in the city centre on Av. de Europa, Marco Polo offer a wide range of activities and adventure tours for adrenaline seekers including a 20 minute flyboard session. They offer free use of one of their bicycles to get to the marina area for the event.
Maremoto Sports – When it comes to flyboarding in Costa Blanca, these guys have it covered, with centres based in Altea, Javea and Dénia, holidaymakers can enjoy a variety of water activities including flyboarding from any one of their centres that also cover the towns of Moraira, Calpe, Albir, and Oliva as well as the cities of Benidorm and Alicante.
Tsunami Aventura – Based in the port of Moraira, Tsunami Aventura offer all sorts of land and water based activities, and they guarantee if you try their flyboard experience they will make sure you see some air time, no matter how difficult you may find it.
Segway Denia – As the name suggests, these guys specialise in a selection of segway tours but also offer a great variety of rentals, activities and adventure tours. They offer a 20 minute flyboard session which takes place daily from 10:00 – 19:30 and includes free training time.