$49 for a Two-Hour Standup Paddleboard Lesson from Hawaiian Surf Adventure ($99 Value)

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Standup paddling instructors lead groups of up to six pupils on guided tour through uncrowded stretches of water along Maunalua Bay

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Expires May 30th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 8 or older; under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 $49, you get a two-hour standup paddleboard lesson from Hawaiian Surf Adventure (a $99 value). Lessons are held Monday–Saturday, two to three times each day in the morning and afternoon.

Hawaiian Surf Adventure’s expert instructors teach small groups of up to six pupils the art of standup paddleboarding on uncrowded stretches of water and sand along Maunalua Bay. The instruction begins with a 20-minute onshore session covering oceanic safety and paddling techniques, all at a safe distance from the bitter jeers of leg-envying merfolk. Students wade into shallow waters to mount provided long boards and polish standup paddling skills before heading out en masse for a guided tour of scenic Maunalua Bay. The one-hour excursion provides ample opportunities for boarders to practice newly learned maneuvers while navigating the picturesque waters.

Hawaiian Surf Adventure provides all necessary standup paddle equipment, though ocean cowboys should come equipped with their own bathing suit, beach towel, sunscreen, water bottle, and waterproof lasso. An instructor is on hand during each lesson to take photos and video, which are available for purchase for an extra fee ($30).

Hawaiian Surf Adventures

The enthusiastic wave-tamers at Hawaiian Surf Adventures infuse students with their waterlogged passions for surfing, standup paddleboarding, Adventure boat tours along the southeast shore, and Hawaiian canoeing . With access to areas such as the uncrowded waters of Maunalua Bay, instructors give their students the space needed to learn how to balance atop a board while riding the backs of white-crested, aqua-blue waves or vacationing Loch Ness monsters. Whether cruising their Navy SEALs Special Forces adventure boat, paddling surfboards, hanging ten, or navigating a Hawaiian canoe, the team makes adventures easy for beginners and informative for more seasoned watersports enthusiasts.

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