First Time Home BuyerThings to do on WhidbeyUncategorized November 10, 2021

Staying Cool During The Summer

Staying Cool This Summer

Water activities are something particularly special to Whidbey Island. After all, we are completely surrounded by water. With the sun making more and more guest appearances in the sky you can place a good bet on the expectation of increased activity on the waves. Between kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, and more; Whidbey shores offer quite a bit of enjoyment for those willing to get wet.

Below are just a few water activities frequently seen here on Whidbey.

Kayaking

Kayaking is easily an island favorite when it comes to water sports. I have been kayaking for over 20 years and the kayaking in the Puget Sound is phenomenal.  There are numerous paddling groups which allow you to go solo or be part of a larger paddling community.   The Hole In The Wall paddling group from Anacortes is a great local group.   https://hitw.clubexpress.com/   The flexibility of kayaking regardless of weather and the ability to do it alone is a HUGE plus for many. Don’t have your own Kayak? Rent one from Whidbey Island Boats and Boards where you pick the location and they deliver the kayaks and paddleboards anywhere on the island.

Take a look at one of my videos https://youtu.be/rzHSdnRg2wA

     Anita Johnston Windermere Anita Johnston Windermere realtor

 

Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding is a slightly newer interest on the island, but well deserving of the hype. This sport is made for those who simply want to enjoy the water. Sit, stand, lay down, it doesn’t matter! Paddleboarding allows you to enjoy the sea the way you want to.

        Anita Johnston Windermere realtor

Sailing

Sailing is a Whidbey Island classic. There is a long history of sailing on Whidbey that has been passed down from generation to generation.  Have a child interested in learning how to sail??  Anacortes and Oak Harbor both have great youth sailing organizations.

https://www.oakharboryouthsailing.org/   https://www.anacorteswaterfront.org/our-instructors-1

Water Sports on Whidbey

Boating

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Another beloved activity on Whidbey is boating. Avid boaters will get out on the water any chance they get to relax atop the calm waters surrounding Whidbey. Take in the scenery, sunbathe, read a book, or play a game. All are welcomed while relaxing at sea.

 

Fishing

Perhaps fishing is more up your alley for a fun relaxing time. The great thing about fishing is that you can do it by boat or by land and Whidbey offers a plethora of opportunities.

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Splash Pad and Lagoon at City Beach

Maybe you have littles that can’t quite participate in some of the other activities yet. Oak Harbor Windjammer park offers a family-friendly splash pad and lagoon to keep the whole family cool on these hot summer days.

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