Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a kiteboarding lesson from Sheldon Kiteboarding on Sherman Island on the Sacramento River Delta off Highway 160 (an $80 value).
Sheldon Kiteboarding's two-hour semiprivate lessons teach the fundamentals of kiteboarding, an extreme watersport that fuses the wave-glissading maneuvers of wakeboarding with the air-propelling powers of windsurfing. The seasoned instructors kick things off with a land-based lesson before hitting the sea, giving students the opportunity to master the finer points of kite handling atop the safety net of soil. Pupils then take to the warm waters surrounding Sherman Island in Rio Vista, toting waterproof two-way radios to receive instructions, tips, and updates on the potential whereabouts of aquatic supervillains. Aptitude for plank proficiency dictates the tempo of the lesson, permitting students to learn at their own pace. Because sessions transpire in the morning and evening hours, Sheldon Kiteboarding recommends that guests bring a long suit to assist in braving the breezy weather and maintaining a level of professionalism while traipsing through Poseidon's office.
154 N Front St.
Rio Vista, California 94571