Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Rinse yourself off with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $45 for a two-hour standup-paddleboard course for one (a $99 value)
- $85 for a two-hour course for two (a $198 value)
- $159 for a two-hour course for four (a $396 value)
- $299 for a two-hour course for eight (a $792 value)
From May through August—weather and water conditions permitting—Groupon customers will follow along as a guide teaches standup-paddleboard basics and water-safety skills before turning paddlers loose on waterways. On weekends, daytime tours run from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and evening tours run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. All gear is provided.
After listening to professional instruction from Local Paddler's guides, total novices can paddle their standup paddleboards through the crystalline waters of North Carolina's lakes and rivers. Instructors teach newbies to stand upright on their boards, showcase J-strokes, sweep strokes, and other fundamentals, and also impart water-safety lessons, such as never drink the entire lake in one sitting. Local Paddler's shop furnishes all equipment for aquatic adventures, which unfold along the scenic shorelines of Falls Lake, Wake Forest Reservoir, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Tailrace Marina, Mountain Island Lake, or the Catawba River.