Cable ski is the safest form of water skiing and can be enjoyed during a holiday in Orihuela Costa. Come summer time the beaches and sea along the Orihuela Costa coastline are heaving with happy holidaymakers. The beaches are a riot of colourful umbrellas and parasols and the sea is full of swimmers and those enjoying water sports. This can become dangerous though, especially when swimmers and snorkelers are sharing the water with jet skis and speed boats.
The Concept Of Cable Ski
Cable ski, as the name suggests uses a fixed motor and cables to tow skiers unlike conventional water skiing that uses a speed boat. Usually practised in a cordoned off area, a series of cables are attached with skiing grip bars which allows more than one skier to practice at the same time. The cables are pulled across the water by pulleys attached to a motor. This, along with the fact that cable ski is done in a designated area makes the sport safer than using a boat.
Where To Cable Ski
La Bocana Water Sports Centre is located in the sports marina in neighbouring Torrevieja. The city is just a 10 minute drive from much of the Orihuela Costa. There is also a fairly regular bus service (Pilar de la Horadada – Alicante) that runs along the N-332 into the city.
La Bocana offer a good choice of water activities and their cable ski arena measures 6,000 square metres. Here visitors can opt for a lesson or two before giving it a try or just dive in head first and see how they get on. Then it's just a simple matter of choosing conventional single or twin water skis, wakeboard or wakeskate. Once kitted up skiers launch off a platform into the water and hold on tight for the ride. There is also the chance to try slalom and ramps. Overlooking the water is a lovely restaurant and outdoor terrace seating to watch the action.