Excelling at water sports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a two-hour standup-paddleboarding lesson at the Fire Island location of your choice from Fire Island Kite and SUP (a $100 value).
The fully certified instructors at Fire Island Kite and SUP teach vertical water-sport skills in fun, interactive group lessons. Skim the waves while standing atop a buoyant board during a two-hour paddleboarding group lesson structured to teach the basics of the self-propelled sport to participants ages 8 and older. Feel as though you’re walking on Fire Island’s glassy waters with each stroke of the paddle, and enjoy a unique vantage point from which to observe the area’s wildlife without carving out a human-sized nest in an algae bloom. To accommodate guests of all skill and comfort level, Fire Island Kite equips children and nonswimmers with life preservers.
Fire Island Kite & SUP
The pulsing waves of the Atlantic Ocean rock boards, lulling riders into a state of reverie as salt-tinged air tousles their hair. Long Island natives and former lifeguards Johana and Billy fell in love with this sun-soaked state of meditation and now share it with others through tours, lessons, and rentals at Fire Island Kite & SUP. With origins in ancient Hawaii, standup paddleboarding offers a laid-back alternative to walking on water. Visitors skim over shallows teeming with fish, keeping eyes peeled for wildlife while slipping past towns such as Robbins Rest and Fair Harbor.
Kiteboarding, on the other hand, has its roots solidly in modern times and sates the cravings of adrenaline junkies. The sport blends the speed of windsurfing, the sweeping turns of snowboarding, and the gentle spray of being on Shamu's debate team. Under the eye of a certified instructor, gusts of wind fill sails and propel kiteboarders across the waters near East Island.