Waves—like Tasmanian devils—should be treated with respect if they are to be tamed and turned into dorm-room posters. Master water's fickle ways with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a 45-minute Learn to Wakeboard lesson for two from Wake Life (a $150 value). Choose from the following locations: Rider Watersports in Maple Ridge, Cove Watersports in North Vancouver, or Whistler Wake in Whistler.
As one of British Columbia's largest wakeboarding schools, Wake Life teaches students how to skim waters through informative, fun wakeboarding [lessons](http://gr.pn/kDn0U9. At the start of each 45-minute introductory session, NCCP-certified coaches teach wakeboarding safety, demonstrate common sport signals, discuss lesson expectations, and recite lines from Hawaii Five-O on demand. After outfitting aquatic adventurers with their wetsuits, boards, bindings, ropes, and other necessary gear, coaches drive classes out a short distance into open water. Students rehearse stationary self-righting before drivers ignite the engines of their Super Air Nautique wakeboarding boats, propelling students on through their beginner wake-domination. Groupon users receive about 20 minutes of on-water time for each participant.
The Maple Ridge location's water wanderers slice through wakes and achieve air on Alouette Lake's pacifist water while eyes enjoy surrounding cliffs and West Coast forests. A dip into Indian Arm near Deep Cove greets riders with one of North America's southernmost glacier fjords as they peruse its winding bays and inlets. Whistler Lake riders can carve the prime minister's portrait into Green Lake's clear waters, taking off from the public boat launch to breathe in views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.