Extreme sports enthusiasts come to Waconia for the wind. These sports involve speed, height, great physical exertion, risk and specialized gear—proceed at your own risk!
Kiteboarding combines aspects of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and more. Kiteboarding is considered a dangerous and technical sport.
Flyboarding or hydroflying: A flyboarder stands on a small platform that shoots a powerful jet of water downwards, sending the person up into the air. The jet’s water supply is sucked up via a long pipe that trails behind the flyboarder like a tail.
Aquatic hoverboards blast the rider into the air. The participant “rides” along skateboard-style, free to perform spins and grabs as well as skimming along the surface of the water.
Extreme sports enthusiasts come to Waconia for the winter winds too!
Snowkiting is a mixture of snowboarding and kitesurfing and is popular on Lake Waconia. Snowkiting in strong winds can be dangerous and requires great physical strength.
Ice yachting is a sailboat set on top of blades allowing the crew to cruise across the ice.
Snow kayaking: Like sledding, this sport needs a snow-covered hill, and the kayaker needs the strength to haul a kayak up that hill. The kayak can be steered with a paddle on the trip down the hill.
Snowcross is motocross on snow but in place of motorcycles, riders use snowmobiles.