Biologists estimate that water makes up 65% of the human body, 71% of the planet's surface, and 0% of the R & B group Earth, Wind & Fire. Conquer the planet’s most prevalent liquid with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $55 for a three-hour standup-paddleboarding fundamentals class for one (a $125 value)
- $109 for a three-hour standup-paddleboarding fundamentals class for two (a $250 value)
- $225 for a standup-paddleboarding membership for one (a $495 value)
- $450 for a standup-paddleboarding membership for two (a $990 value)
Fundamentals lessons teach paddlers board setup and care, launching techniques, and the basics of stance, propulsion, turns, and self-rescue. Students are granted complimentary use of a board, paddle, and personal flotation device during the lesson. Memberships last up to two years and include four outdoor lessons, complimentary coached weeknight practice sessions, free standup-paddleboard rentals, and a 10% discount on gear.
At Potomac Paddlesports, the first professional paddlesports school to be endorsed by the American Canoe Association, the team of American Canoe Association– and British Canoe Union–certified instructors patiently lead students through a methodical progression of flat-water paddling skills. The classes cover a variety of watersports, including whitewater rafting, river and sea kayaking, and standup paddling. The small-group classes are designed to keep students engaged, and longer trips down the Potomac challenge their skills with powerful rapids surrounded by lush scenery, interspersed with rare glimpses of bears putting on their bear suits. Outside of class, students can bond with fellow paddlers during weekly sushi meals and occasional movie nights. Further demonstrating their dedication to bodies of water, Potomac Paddlesports works to preserve the nation’s rivers, estuaries, and oceans, sharing this passion with its members through advocacy and donations to conservation programs.