In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon for the Lakawa School of Kiteboarding. Choose from the following options:
- For $50, you get a two-hour intro to standup paddleboarding lesson for one (a $100 value).
- For $90, you get a two-hour intro to standup paddleboarding lesson for two (a $200 value).
- For $160, you get a two-hour intro to standup paddleboarding lesson for four (a $400 value).
Lesson times and location vary depending on weather conditions, and participants will be emailed in advance about which lake the course will take place at.
Lakawa School of Kiteboarding’s seasoned pseudo surfers help beginning lake cruisers learn to safely ride standup paddleboards, which meld the board riding of surfing with the propulsion of kayaking. Over the two-hour standup paddleboarding lesson, students soak up all the sport’s essentials, mastering everything from the basics of wake-walking to how to properly maintain their boards. By the end of the course, most paddling pupils will be skilled enough to balance, paddle, and recite The Odyssey in Greek without batting an eye. Lakawa provides all the necessary equipment and also has paddleboards available for retail purchase.
Lakawa School of Kiteboarding
Cutting through the still surface, free from the churning wakes and roaring engines of speedboats and snowmobiles, a kiteboarder can lift off more than 40 feet in the air, spin over their shoulder, and land back safely on the water to finish the stunts. An offshoot of Lakawa, the region's leading advisory for kiteboarders and windsurfers, the Lakawa School of Kiteboarding teaches students to ride the water and snow themselves, powered only by the sky's giant oscillating fans. Using gear held to high standards of durability and performance, a team of PASA-certified instructors lead classes during both summer and winter, covering the basics of boarding on a lake even when it's frozen over. The Lakawa School offers a complete online store with all necessary adventure gear. Lessons are also offered in stand-up paddleboarding, a pastime that recreates the fun of being a Venetian gondolier without the stress of tying a tight red ascot.