Given the heatwave that is currently enveloping much of the United States and Europe, we know we aren’t the only ones ready to hop on a tube or jump into a lake. According to Eldorado Weather, Phoenix, Arizona, hit 109 degrees on July 22 while Granada, Spain, hit 105. In this light, we have both bad news and good news for you. First, the bad: It’s hot outside, and forecasts don’t look to cool down anytime soon. In Britain, for example, forecasters expect the hottest start to August since the 1800s, according to Express.
The good news is that lazy rivers, undoubtedly one of mankind’s best inventions for combatting such heat, continue to get better and better. We question the sanity of anyone who shames the tranquil act of just lying there, legs flopped over an inner tube and arms flailing to keep balance as you circle around a tubular hunk of plastic. It doesn’t even matter how old you are. Lazy rivers are epic, and these are the best of the best to cool off in this August and beyond — because there’s no telling how September will fare either.