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Choose from Four Options
- $20 for a standup-paddleboard lesson for one (a $40 value)
- $27 for a one-day standup-paddleboard rental for one (a $55 value)
- $49 for a one-day standup-paddleboard rental for two (a $110 value)
- $50 for a kiteboarding ground-school lesson for one (a $100 value)
The 90-minute paddleboard lesson sends up to 12 students into the water, where they get to try 12 different boards in order to find the best fit. Groups learn to balance, turn, and drag race salmon while using five kinds of paddles. MACkite provides all equipment for the lesson, including life vests, boards, paddles, and leashes. The kiteboarding lesson teaches the fundamental techniques of power-kite flying. Taking place on dry land, the course covers rigging, line management, flying techniques, and safety.
On the edge of Lake Michigan, three generations of family members wade out into the water for a paddleboard class. Some seem apprehensive, unsure of how the lesson will unfold, but the mood changes once Susan, the groups' 70-year-old matriarch, stands atop her board and dips her paddle into the water. Encouraged by her bravery, the rest of the boarders stand upright and step out of their comfort zones.
Real experiences like these set the tone for MACkite's classes, which cover kiteboarding, snow kiting, surfing, and standup paddleboarding. Instructors put nervous students at ease, helping them face fears of falling off a board or accidentally pulling the lake’s plug. The experts can also add inventive twists to lessons, such as leading yoga poses on top of paddleboards.
Additionally, MACkite's crew hangs up their wetsuits and waterproof cummerbunds to man the business’s retail shop. Known to sport silly garb such as pink board shorts and fake mustaches, they help visitors peruse Naish equipment as well as one of the largest selections of Cabrinha gear in the Western hemisphere. Their extensive stock boasts individual items such as wetsuits and complete packages.
217 South Beechtree Street
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417Get Directions