There are a lot of water sports that you can get away with not hiring water sports tutors for. If you are going to just swim, your parents can teach you almost as well as anyone that you go to, but you might still go to someone for the convenience. In the case of other water sports, the only real option for doing them is to go with an instructor. For those things that have complex equipment and a high probability of user error, you want to make sure that you have someone that is prepared to train you that is running things. Here are a few examples where you want to seek out water sports training.
This is a fairly new invention and it is pretty much as close as we have come to creating a realistic jetpack. Water is sucked up a big tube and fired out of two sides to jet propel you into the sky. The experts can use the momentum of rising and falling to do cool tricks, but that takes a ton of practice. Even getting started is something that you can’t do on your own. Instructors can guide you through using the equipment and they are some of the best water sports lessons that you can take. I have only seen videos and heard stories, but it seems like it is so much fun when you get the hang of it. Before then, you should get lessons.
Just getting everything down is going make it so that you absolutely need the help of a professional here. For those not in the know, kite surfing involves a surfboard-like thing that you are strapped into as you glide across the water pulled by a large, parachuting kite. The wind allows you to fly up into the air and perform tricks before returning to the water. It is a bit like wakeboarding, but there is no boat pulling you, just the wind and a parachute. Amateurs can’t do this on their own because you might lose the kite or hold on too long and get whipped around by the wind. The water seems like a comfortable place to land, but it feels like concrete when you come down hard and at the wrong angle. You can get swept up by the wind without a professional there to guide you.
This is another one where the danger level is high enough that you want to make sure that you are not making rookie mistakes. The value of hindsight is that we have historical examples of where things went wrong that you can reference as things to avoid for yourself. When you dive wrong, you risk belly flopping, which could leave more than a red mark on your body. When you hit water on a large surface area of your body from a high distance, the force will knock the wind out of you and could even break a rib or two. That could kill you, so make sure your form is right with training.