The Parco del Tevere Watersports Complex (Via Tiberina km 8,300) has two private, artificial lakes and topnotch watercraft for creating the perfect water skiing and wakeboarding conditions. Open all day, all year. For those who love cresting a wave, there is the annual July Surf Expo at the S. Severa beach just outside Rome. Last year’s 15th edition drew over 30,000 visitors during the threeday event. Participants can choose from free surfing courses, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), windsurfing, surfrowing – a combination between surfing and canoeing recently introduced to Italy – and flyboarding, where wakeboarding takes flight.
If you can’t wait for the Surf Expo, stop by Naloo Surf at Marina di Palo (www.naloosurf.it) to learn how to windsurf. For kitesurfing head to Talamone Kitesurf Windsurf Center on Monte Argentario near Porto S. Stefano (www.twkc.it). There are also several shops for your surfing needs allyear- round, including Point Break in Fregene (www.pointbreakfregene.com), which teaches surfing, SUP and many other water sports for all ages and skill levels. Dna Boards at Via Massaciuccoli 77 (tel. 0686329540) can help you find windsurfing, kiting and surfing equipment to meet your needs.