Three others to try: Beach sports

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Body boarding

If kids can catch waves by standing in the water with a polystyrene board and waiting, so can the most clumsy of adults. This is an ideal introduction to surfing, as body boards are smaller, lighter and cheaper than surf boards. Coast to Coast hire out boards or wetsuits for £10.
See www.c2csurfschool.com or call or 07971 990361 for details.

Shark Diving

For those who like their shot of adrenaline served straight up, there’s nothing quite like sharing an aquarium with a shark to get the blood pumping. Deep Sea World, North Queensferry offers two-hour dives for £155, including instruction and equipment. Booking four to six weeks in advance is recommended.
Visit www.deepseaworld.com or call 01383 411 880 for details.

Kite buggying

Take three wheels, add strong winds and smooth sand, then let your inner speed demon run wild. Land yachting, as it’s also known, isn’t the cheapest of hobbies, with buggies costing around a grand, but they can be hired by the hour for taster sessions. X-Sail Events, St Andrews rents land yachts for £30 per hour.
Visit www.x-sail.com or call 07785 350 843 for details.

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