Commuting by water ski has a number of advantages: there are no traffic jams, there are no hitchhikers with hooks for teeth, and if you hit a deer, it's definitely the deer's fault. Take to the marine highways with today's Groupon to M2 Sports. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get a 60-minute cable wakeboard or water-ski lesson for two at the M2 Summer Camp in Highlands.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sporting goods at M2 Sports Galleria in Houston or M2 Sports Conroe in Montgomery.
Through hands-on guidance and practice, M2 Sports’ highly qualified instructors equip landlubbers to ride and glide atop water. During the one-hour cable lesson, a master of the aquatic arts will take two people out on a private lake, hook them up to the Sesitec 2.0 cable system, read their Miranda rights in iambic pentameter, and teach guests how to gracefully slice through the riptide while strapped to a wakeboard or a pair of water skis. Instructees are advised to come at least 20 minutes prior to the lesson start time, and guests do not need to repurpose fence posts into skis, as M2 Sports supplies all necessary equipment.
Alternately, water sporters can stock up on equipment and accessories at M2 Sports Galleria or M2 Sports Conroe. Whether one prefers to board over water, snow, asphalt, or moon sand, all could reap the aesthetic benefits of a Volcom Fadien tank top ($24.99) and pair of Skullcandy Riot ear buds ($19.99). The shelves at M2 Sports also come stocked with T-shirts, headphones, key chains, and wallets by brands such as Fox, Billabong, Element, and O’Neill ($12–$36).
M2 Sports supplies adrenaline seekers the skills and gear to temper waves, powder, or concrete. M2's snowboarding division carries name-brand planks from brands such as Forum and Lib Tech, as well as all colors and styles of snow-ready gear. A Smith Holt men's snow helmet ($89.99) protects the brain’s ever-expanding library of memorized zip codes, and Volcom Believer men's snow gloves ($109.99) keep hands from making skin-to-snow contact. Skate enthusiasts can peruse an exhaustive array of decks, long boards, and protective gear, tuning out chatty crossing guards with Skullcandy’s iCon 2 on-ear headphones ($29.95), whose headbands are lined with rubber grips to prevent slips midride. M2 also equips wakeboarders with name-brand gear from Ronix and Hyperlite, and fosters future enthusiasts through lessons and summer wake camp held at a private lake.