Surfboards are designed to be buoyant, hydrodynamic, and easily operated by cool dogs in sunglasses. Be as cool as a dog with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a two-hour standup paddle boarding lesson for one (a $99 value)
- $98 for a two-hour standup paddle boarding lesson for two (a $198 value)
East Coast Board Sports
Standup paddle boarding instructor Sutton Knight brings to the upper James River decades of wave riding experience gathered on beaches all over the world, from Oahu to the Outer Banks. His company, East Coast Board Sports, is stationed at Robious Landing, where he introduces novices to the sport and sends them skimming across the river—ideal for beginners due to its calm, flat waters and lack of shark fins to trip over. Sutton's passion and his squad of certified and licensed instructors make each lesson exciting. They teach the basics of the sport, covering maneuvers such as launching and turning. If the group should desire, lessons can incorporate a guided tour of the James River and a race to the 288 bridge, or leave time for leisurely paddling.