In olden times, climbing into the sky was only attainable by finding magic beans and then selling them to buy a blimp. Prepare for less dangerous ascents with today’s Groupon to AOK Watersports on Tybee Island. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get a private two-hour land-kiting lesson for one (a $180 value).
- For $120, you get a private two-hour land-kiting lesson for two (a $360 value).<p>
AOK Watersports’ dedicated instructors tutor adventure-seekers of any level in the art of land kiting, the extreme sport of using a wheeled board and hand-powered kite to catch gusts of wind. The two-hour course introduces boarding newbies to the basics of kite mechanics and sand-gliding techniques before students strap into provided four-wheeled boards. Holding tight to padded handlebars, land kiters will cut, turn, and slide across the ocean’s shore as the high-flying kite, attached to the handlebars’ strings, captures bursts of Mother Nature’s gusts and occasional sneezes.
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.