The ability to negotiate the unpredictable temperament of the sea helps surfers handle the oddities of everyday life and defeat villainous marlin-whales. Today's Groupon tests the gumption of your cursed tiki idol with surf lessons or board rental from Surf Diva. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a half-day (3.5 hours) stand-up paddle-board rental (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get a 90-minute Party Wave co-ed group surfing lesson (a $60.50 value).
- For $89, you get a two-week Surf FIT Ten-Point fitness and surfing class package (a $180 value).
Water warriors interested in a less strenuous adventure can enjoy Surf Diva's stand-up paddling rental, which gives customers the opportunity to enjoy La Jolla Cove while cruising on a large board and observing the aquatic scenery from above. Surf Diva teaches the athletic and spiritual value of oceanic communion with the 90-minute Party Wave lesson, which guides students of all experience levels through the basics of wave catching, ocean awareness, wave breaks, water safety, surf etiquette, paddling, balance, underwater breathing, and pop-up techniques. The two-week Surf FIT package teaches the same techniques over three lessons, featuring two fitness-focused 45-minute weekday classes with Bootique Fitness trainer Jaylin Allen and a 90-minute Saturday session in the water.
Surf Diva was founded by twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi at a time when surfing was dominated by men and horses, as they brought a passion for wave riding that attracted a slew of women. Surf Diva is open to all genders, ages, and ability levels, and all of Surf Diva's inspiring instructors are certified in CPR and first aid, giving pupils the confidence of training under a capable, watchful, human eye.
A surfboard is included in this Groupon if opting for the Surf Fit Package or Party Wave option. For all three options, wetsuits are not included but are available for rent. Party Wave co-ed group lessons take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. every day at La Jolla Shores. Surf FIT package classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45 a.m to 7:30 a.m and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
When twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi decided to pursue a career that combined their passion for surfing and their love of the ocean, their calling came in the form of starting Surf Diva. Before long, they were on course to becoming a lauded school for coed surfers in California and Costa Rica. Augmenting the pair's teachings is their team of certified instructors, all graduates of their school's intensive training program and certified in CPR and first aid. Committed to their expertise in surfing, many of the instructors also hold down careers as firefighters, paramedics, and snowboarders, granting them the combined know-how to put out beach bonfires with a casual backflip.
The team's instruction ranges from coed group lessons and competitive coaching sessions to two- or five-day women’s weekend surf clinics. When they're not teaching surfing, crew members commit themselves to alternative teaching programs in yoga and standup paddleboarding, helping surfers to conquer the water with their bodies as well as with their very buoyant hearts. The twins' Costa Rica program also helps women and families hone boarding skills abroad while becoming fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture.