The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can't quite make out what's being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for a 90-minute private standup-paddleboarding lesson for two with board and paddle rental (a $160 value)
- $149 for a 90-minute private standup-paddleboarding lesson for four with board and paddle rental (a $320 value)
Instructor Rob Dubin teaches safety tips and paddleboarding techniques before leading students out onto flat water for 90-minutes of practice atop stable, lightweight boards. Lessons are held on the beachfront at Agua Hedionda, though students should call to discuss location options.
A surfing high-school teacher sounds like the stuff of wacky summer comedies. But for Rob Dubin, a teacher and surfer of several decades' standing, it's long been a reality. After discovering the core-strengthening sport during a visit to Hawaii, Dubin added standup paddleboarding to his areas of expertise and founded SUPstanding Paddle to share its serene pleasures. He draws on time spent on the waters of Costa Rica, Java, and Morocco to help his students build confidence, increase balance, and identify the spot where dolphins most like to have their bellies rubbed with a paddle.