With an endless summer all year round, Singapore’s tropical climate makes it a great place to indulge in a dose of sun, sand and surf.
From windsurfing to water-propelling jet blades, there are boundless water sports to immerse yourself in that will test your limits and hone both your skills and courage. Here’s a list of what we’d recommend for the thrill-seeker in you.
Thrills and spills at Wild Wild Wet
Wild Wild Wet is one of Singapore’s largest water theme parks, with a mix of rides and attractions that are certain to thrill adrenaline junkies and their families. Established in 2004, the park has since been expanded to nearly double its original size.
There are rides and attractions for both adults and kids to enjoy, but we recommend testing the waters at Ular-Lah, the first raft slide in Southeast Asia and a super flume experience that’s bound to push the limits of your courage. Parents with younger children should take note that there may be height safety requirements on various rides.
Downtown East. 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599. +65 6581 9128.
Mon-Fri 1-7pm; Sat-Sun 10am-7pm.
Check height safety requirements here.
Canoeing at Singapore Sports Hub
Located next to the Kallang Basin, Singapore Sports Hub combines world-class sporting infrastructure with community lifestyle and entertainment facilities.
Beginners and children looking to get their feet wet can rent the pedal boat, while more experienced canoers and kayakers can build up their endurance on the 500-metre-long Regatta course. Canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rent at the Water Sports Centre.
Water Sports Centre at Singapore Sports Hub. 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699. +65 6653 8900.
Wakeboarding at Singapore Wake Park
Take your love for water sports to new heights by wakeboarding at Singapore Wake Park. The park features two courses for beginners and one intermediate, full-sized course for veteran thrill-seekers. After gaining more experience, riders can attempt the various challenging obstacles at the park, including beginner boxes, kickers, elbow kink pipes and various rails.
Singapore Wake Park. 1206A East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449891. +65 6636 4266.
Mon-Fri 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun 9am-9pm.
Windsurfing at Changi Coast
Unleash your inner adrenaline junkie by performing freestyle jumps, loops and spins while surfing the blue waters at Changi. The folks at Constant Wind have hosted several industry-famous events—including the Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship—and the establishment’s veteran coaches provide windsurfing courses catering to both greenhorns and expert windsurfers.
NSRCC Sea Sports Centre. 11 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740. +65 6542 8288.
Jet Blading at Ola Beach Club
For a high-octane thrill, pay a visit to Hawaiian-themed Ola Beach Club at Sentosa, the only place in Singapore that offers jet blading. Aside from being an exhilarating experience, jet blading will test your agility and help you hone your balance.
For the uninitiated, jet blading is a sport that employs a water-powered device to propel you up to 30 feet in the air through the use of controlled water pressure. Beginners needn’t fret though: Ola Beach Club’s certified instructors will be there to guide you along the way.
Ola Beach Club at Sentosa. 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099005. +65 8189 6601.
Mon-Fri, Sun 10am-10pm; Sat 10am-midnight.
Surfing at Siloso Beach
Surf’s up, dudes and dudettes—Wave House Sentosa is the perfect place to catch some waves with your mates on our sunny island. Ride on 10-foot artificial waves by opting for The Double FlowRider®, or take it to the next level with The FlowBarrel®, which boasts water speeds that run up to as fast as 48km/h. After all the adrenaline-pumping activities, you’ll be able to wind down with your mates and grab a cocktail at Wave House Sentosa Beach Bar. This watering hole occasionally hosts musicians and DJs playing a mix of pop and electronic dance, making it a great place to hang out with new friends.
Wave House Sentosa. 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099007. +65 6238 1196.
Mon-Fri 11.30am-9.30am; Sat-Sun 10.30am-9.30pm.
Stand Up Paddling at Tanjong Beach
If you prefer a water sport that primarily tests your agility, enrol in a class at the Stand Up Paddling School, and train your balance and strength on the back of a longboard. It’s an easy sport for beginners to pick up and a great way to bond with the family, as you paddle over the stunning waters of Sentosa.
Stand Up Paddling School at Sentosa. Tanjong Beach, Singapore 098942. +65 9638 5565. Directions and class registration details here.
Sailing at East Coast Beach
Singapore Sailing Federation gives you the perfect opportunity to master both wind and waves. The sailing programme is open to anyone above the age of seven years old. Lessons include how to rig and de-rig, the fundamentals of tying sailing knots and general knowledge of tides and currents.
Singapore Sailing Federation, National Sailing Centre. 1500 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468963. +65 6444 4555.