Paragliding at The Beach

@vingyan06 (2486)
Malaysia
August 29, 2011 12:29pm CST
Paragliding is one of the popular attractions at Cenang Beach, a beautiful beach in Langkawi malaysia. When we were in Cenang beach, we were distracted by the paragliding activity along the beach. Before this paraglider could landed on the beach and at the other side another paraglider is ready to fly. But they are certainly made the beach more lively and beautiful. You don't need to have any special skill to try on this sport. But some tourists might not dare to try this sport by worrying about the safety precautions. HAve you try any paragliding activity before? How do you like it?
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@stephcjh (38598)
• United States
29 Aug 11
I have never done that before. I would like to try it sometime if I could get over my fear of possibly falling to the ground.
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@vingyan06 (2486)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 11
Hi, The fear falling on the ground is also unbearable for me . I watched how my sister landed on the ground and she actually had hurt her leg. She just fall on the beach which is the speed that make her could not landed in balancing position. But again the hurt is very minor and she did not get scared after that. She is a brave woman.
@marie2052 (3691)
• United States
29 Aug 11
We have parasailing here in Florida it is so much fun to watch them. We also have a thing called Kite Surfing. Do you do that as well in your country? But no unfortunately I can't try either one. My back is to bad, and I am probably to old too. But my son does scuba diving. he would rather go under the ocean than go above. He says its his ears bother him when he goes up in an airplane. So he won't try it. But glad you get to enjoy the sport!
@vingyan06 (2486)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 11
Hi Marie, I didn't try the Paragliding activity though but my family members did. I enjoyed watching them playing with this sport but not myself because I was not dare to try this out. I don't see any kite surfing in the beach we were holidaying. It would be great if my family can try this exciting sport in Florida one day later.
@drannhh (15223)
• United States
6 Sep 11
I think maybe it is a perfect day to try paragliding in my community today! No I never tried it yet. I don't think I would be afraid unless I landed in the water instead of on land.
@drannhh (15223)
• United States
5 Sep 11
Those are pretty to watch, and I love heights and flying and all, but I have not tried paragliding along the beach because I am not a strong swimmer. It is not so much the gliding that holds me back as finding land.
@greenline (14839)
• Canada
1 Sep 11
I have been to Langkawi Beach once, a very beautiful beach. I would say one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. I saw people paragliding there. Really skilled. But, I didn't try it. I don't have the skill or the courage for it. I just like sitting on the beach and enjoy the sea-view.
@bounce58 (17392)
• Canada
2 Sep 11
This summer we went out of town to a lake to take in some sun. We went tubing through a river that crossed two lakes. At the end of the lake was a beach that had some paragliding attractions. We wanted to try it, but it was really-really expensive! So, no I haven't tried it.
@zandi458 (28102)
• Malaysia
31 Aug 11
I've not been to Langkawi before and what you described bere is so inviting. I've not witnessed paragliding in real act. I think only those who are brave and no fear of heights can participate in paragliding. I don't think I'll be able to join the fun. I am scared of heights.
@maximax8 (31120)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 11
I first saw paragliding happening when I was 19 years old and in St Lucia. I didn't try it there thinking it might be very scary. Then on my trip around the world at 20 t0 21 years old I did paragliding three times, in Fiji and Australia. I was paragliding at Fiji and landed on a palm fringed beach. I was paragliding in Australia and landed on a pontoon and on the actual boat. They stopped the boat and my feet went into the water. Then the boat went off fast and I flew back into the air. I suggest think about travel insurance when about to do paragliding. In Australia they call this parasailing.
@skysuccess (8860)
• Singapore
30 Aug 11
vingyan06, To be honest, I have always wondered for the reason why they call it paragliding when it should be para-sailing. For a start, the canopy is different to that of a paragliding. Unlike the actual paragliding, para-sailing is not only safe but easier to handle. The only difficult part is probably the strength needed to tension the line to change direction and facilitate landing. Hence, there will always be an option for another parascender to assist with this, which is usually for young or female parascender. As far as safety is concern, I believe they are really quite safe and does not have life threatening dangers to be really worried about. So, I would advocate giving it a try and enjoy the experience.
@salonga (27786)
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
I can enjoy water fun activity provided it is safe but not paragliding for I think this is not safe at all to those who do not have the skill. I think I am not that brave to try that yet. I don't have the right skill to do this sport so I will not dare. I am basically a person who loves the comfort zone so paragliding is not for me. I've seen people doing this in the beach and all I can do is just enjoy watching.
@celticeagle (142424)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Aug 11
My ex got all the paragliding equipment and was out gliding with a friend. He banged up against a cliff and broke his collar bone. It was extremely painful and took him about six months to get back to normal. I don't think he has been out again since. I wouldn't have the nerve to in the first place.