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 $50, you get an intro to kiteboarding ground lesson at Lakawa School of Kiteboarding (a $100 value).
Lakawa School of Kiteboarding harnesses the power of Mother Nature's hair dryer to help students glide across open bodies of water. Patrons can begin their zephyr-saddling adventure by learning how to control a kite during ground school. The two- to three-hour course instills in riders the fundamentals necessary to confidently launch, land, and steer a kite. In addition to practicing control, patrons will discover the skills needed to adjust the kite to accommodate fluctuating wind or to avoid amorous birds.
Lakawa will provide all of the equipment necessary for the ground lesson. After registering for the course, and once an ideal location has been determined, students will receive an email from the instructor letting them know where the class will take place. After successfully completing the ground lesson, Groupon holders can apply a 10% discount to advance to other classes, including Kiteboarding 101: Inflatable Kites and Keyflying 101: Discovering Electricity.
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.
White Bear Lake
4391 S Lake Ave.
White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110Get Directions