After mastering skipping stones, early man attempted to master skipping humans, which failed when the only ones flat enough were stuck to the bottom of brontosaurus feet. Glide across the water hassle-free with today’s Groupon to Kiss The Sky Kiteboarding in Tierra Verde. Kiss The Sky Kiteboarding operates at three primary locations depending on wind conditions: the Sunshine Skyway East and West, and East Beach at Fort Desoto Park. Choose between the following two lesson options:
- For $49, you get a Trainer Kite Land Lesson (a $100 value).
- For $149, you get a land and water “Ride The Sky” Beginner Kiteboarding class (a $300 value).
Founder and lead instructor Steve Sipes’s passion for wind-powered cruising translates into Kiss The Sky Kiteboarding, a comprehensive training outfit where boarders of all ages learn the basics of the high-flying trade in a safe and relaxed environment. Land lessons initiate riders with kiteboarding basics as toe vessels stay rooted to the sand. The “Ride The Sky” lesson combines both land and water experiences, first enrolling riders in ground school where material covers wind consideration, equipment use, and tousled hair-emergency maintenance. After training on solid ground, rookies are ready to manipulate the sea breeze from the water, learning kite launch techniques, steering and controlling, and how to board the zephyr-powered vessel. First time riders can feel at ease while following their Professional Air Sports Association–trained instructor’s step-by-step method, which ensures a minimal amount of seawater-sputtering and a maximum amount of wind-induced giggle fits.
While there aren’t many online reviews yet for Kiss The Sky Kiteboarding, they provide testimonials on their website:
3500 Pinellas Bayway S
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