Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Enjoy cleaner fun with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a two-hour introductory kiteboarding lesson at All Out Kiteboarding in Tybee Island (a $150 value).
All Out Kiteboarding's instructors, certified by the Professional Air Sports Association, lead adrenaline enthusiasts through the basic techniques of kiteboarding, an extreme water sport that fuses windsurfing, wakeboarding, and paragliding. In the two-hour introductory lesson, an expert wind wrangler packs the noggins of all levels of athletes with nautical knowledge, such as wind awareness, how to find the best wind window, performing power strokes, and how to drink ocean water without going crazy. Stay dry on shore through the duration of the lesson while the sky's airstream pushes each kite along. If Mother Earth is not on board with sending gracious gusts your way, a trained water warrior will set up a leading edge inflatable (LEI) kite to move you ahead to the next level.
Led by extreme sport junkies and AOK owners Mike Campanaro and John Mapel, kiteboarding novices will learn the fundamentals of the sport in a safe and guided environment with all the necessary equipment provided. Lessons are held in groups of up to three people, so customers can opt to tote along up to two friends sporting this Groupon deal and their favorite Snoopy-themed sunglasses.
While tutoring students in the art of kiteboarding, Mike Campanaro and John Mapel of AOK Watersports are able to call upon a lifetime of wave-taming experience in a bounty of extreme sports, including power-kiting and windsurfing. Though the dedicated instructors specialize in kiteboarding, they also offer equipment, lessons, and rentals for activities such as land-kiting and paddleboarding. Two-hour land-kiting courses help beginners glean basics for handling kites or taking midnight shifts as bird walkers.
1510 Butler Ave.
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328