Wakeboards proved themselves worthy of activity after staying wide-eyed and alert longer than the narcoleptic, now extinct sleepboards. Reward the former for their gusto with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a private one-hour wakeboard lesson at Ridebutter at Shearon Harris Reservoir in Holly Springs (a $100 value).
Excelling in the popular hybrid water sport, Ridebutter prides itself on its thorough lessons, experienced instructors, and ability to customize instruction to each pupil's board skills. The private session includes a fully fueled boat, skilled driver, equipment rental, and forlorn water skis gazing wistfully at you from the shore. Take to the surfboard-like wakeboard, gleaning new techniques such as actually gliding on the water instead of laying idle in it, holding your balance, turning, and twisting while gripping the handled rope as the boat speeds along the waterway. Those in need of on-land instruction can procure helpful tidbits before embarking on their aqueous expeditions, building up to airborne toeside front rolls and gnarly wake high-fives.