Ancient porpoise fossils indicate that prehistoric humans used these creatures as kiteboards, though their methods of training bats to act as kites are lost to the ages. Sail high without mammalian aid with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for one one-hour on-land intro to kite-boarding lesson ($75 value)
- $79 for one two-hour level 2 intermediate kite-boarding lesson ($200 value)
The intro lesson has students grasp the reins of a training kite from dry land where they practice directing and dealing with the kite's swoops and swerves as they learn to sail the skies. Intermediate lessons take students out on the water to practice more advanced skills.
Wind-leashed high-flier and Skybanditz founder Francisco Escudero has blown spectators away at such competitions as the Velocity Games and the Bahamas kite race. He is the North Miami Beach area coordinator of the Florida Kitesurfing Association and founder of Skybanditz, where he and his trained staff conduct all manner of surf- and sky-borne expeditions. They outfit maritime adventurers with all the proper kiteboarding, kayaking, and paddleboarding gear, as well as lead kayak tours through Marine Stadium and several small islands. They also give guests the option to explore the high seas on their own or with friends. Instructors, meanwhile, cover safety and proper techniques during kitesurfing programs that range from beginner level to Level X, an echelon they reserve for students who are ultra-advanced or genetically related to flying squirrels.