Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Indulge in aquatic amusements with today's Groupon from MN Surf Co. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get one stand-up-paddleboard lesson (a $95 value).
- For $50, you get one kiteboarding lesson (a $100 value).
MN Surf Co. schools sea- and snow-faring students in all manner of board-based adventures. Those opting for leisurely paddle-boarding will start their two-hour oar-churned journeys with an introduction to the sport's equipment and moves, including board positioning, paddle stroke techniques, and how to fight off attacking driftwood. Next, plank powerers will head onto the open lake with no more than five to 10 fellow boardmates, ensuring both camaraderie and individualized attention from the instructor. While students should plan to bring a swimsuit and their own sunscreen, MN Surf will provide the board, but will also offer a $100 discount for students who decide to purchase their own boards on the day of class.
For those who prefer to un-walk on the wild, windy side, kiteboarding offers a gutsy, gusty gallivant across land for first-timers. Lessons teach the sport's fundamentals––including emergency plans, the effects of weather, landing and launching safely, and more––from the safety of dry ground in order to fully prepare participants for the challenges of the lake and its schools of jealous, flightless fish. Students should only advance to seafaring flying when fully confident on land, and each course comprises of three–four other students in order to perfect technique and barbershop harmonies of "Let's Go Fly a Kite" before hitting the water.
MN Surf Co.
MN Surf Co. is intent on converting Minnesota's richest natural resource—water—into pure adrenaline. The company has two locations in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and both stock a wide variety of vessels and apparel to make days on the water exciting, stylish, and safe. First-timers can get their feet wet by renting a paddleboard, wake surfer, wakeboard, or kayak for up to seven days. MN Surf Co. also sells boards, plus wetsuits and tees suited for the beach.