Paros has a long tradition as an island that is ideal for water sports. The Windsurfing World Championship was held for many years at the Golden Beach and still attracts lovers of the sport. Sports like surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, kayaking and canoeing, kiteboarding, waterskiing, jetskiing, and scuba diving are available with certified trainers at beaches like Golden Beach, New Golden Beach and Santa Maria.