Until the personal watercraft was invented, mankind's only hope for summer fun involved hitting candied hams with tree branches. Today's Groupon celebrates watery invention: for $50, you get a 90-minute jet-ski rental from Fifty-Fifty Water Sports, located at Spinner’s Resort on Lake Murray in Leesville (a $105 value).
Fifty-Fifty Water Sports saddles up thrill-seekers on four-stroke, fuel-injected jet skis and cuts them loose in open water. Fledgling skimmers can accelerate over the calm surfaces of the lake’s many protected coves, while cultivated wake-makers can head out to big water, where ample space and larger waves make it easier to increase speeds, execute hairpin turns, and jump over riverboat casinos. Each operator and up to two passengers are outfitted with included life vests, and Fifty-Fifty’s on-lake support staff stands by in case a renter requires assistance or a fresh coat of suntan lotion.