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He cruises across the glassy liquid, his wakeboard shooting water into the air behind him. As he approaches the ride wall, he hoists his board into the air at the last minute, skimming its edge and then landing easily in the water. He's a penguin at Valdosta Wake Compound. Or rather, a wakeboarder dressed as a penguin?the business gave a discount to anyone brave enough to wakeboard in Halloween costume. Its Instagram is replete with other instances where the staff, which teaches wakeboarding, doesn't take itself too seriously. But that doesn't mean they don't take the sport seriously. They have placed plenty of rails, ramps, walls, and other challenging obstacles on the waters to prove it.

2316 Old Clyattville Road
Valdosta,
GA
US

As a skydiving instructor with more than 20 years' experience, Jim Dees has racked up a whopping 4,000-plus free falls. So he’s no stranger to the rush of adrenaline that seizes someone in flight. To share this thrill with others, he established Peach State Powered Parachutes, where he introduces students to the safe, easy rush implicit in power parachuting. Jim mans the controls for introductory flights, explaining aircraft specifics to students in the back seat as they fly. He also leads lessons designed to turn pupils into pilots.

AIRPORT DRIVE
Moultrie,
GA
US