Sailing is perhaps the most popular type of water sport at Balaton, second only to swimming. Skilled sailors enjoy the many sailing competitions that take place at Balaton, where the capricious winds over the lake test even their sailing abilities.
The number of sports boat and sailboat marinas is ever on the increase at the Balaton. Boats can not only be docked in the state-of-the-art marinas; the premises serve as winter resting places also, and even offer health, repair and sports services.
Balaton serves as an outstanding region for all lovers of water-sports. Besides swimming, sailing and surfing, the most popular sports are water-skiing and wakeboarding, which can be practised in Balatonfüred, Siófok and Vonyarcvashegy on the electric water-ski tracks. One of the most popular lakeside resorts, Siófok, attracts lovers of outdoor sports. Sunbeach, in the eastern end of Aranypart, is the most suitable place for kite surfing and wind surfing in Hungary. However, this is not the end of the list of sports which can be practised near Balaton. You can rent a water-bicycle, surf, hire a kayak, a catamaran, etc. on almost every beach.