Hang Glide at the Beach

WindSports provides a stress-free introduction to hang gliding on its 30-foot-high bunny hill at Dockweiler State Beach. Each three-and-a-half-hour lesson ($160) includes an explanation of the equipment and a rundown of proper techniques before a flier is strapped into a glider. Full sessions include seven 100-yard flights. Those worried about time constraints may opt for the four-flight mini lesson ($99). Daredevils can bypass the beginners and start with a more extreme 3,500-foot launch at Sylmar’s Kagel Mountain (alongside a certified instructor, of course).—SEAN FITZ-GERALD