In order to become an extreme sport, a regular sport must undergo a brutal hazing by the other sports that culminates in the ritual sacrificing of its common sense. Check out a haven for these dedicated athletic endeavors with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two 30-minute indoor wave machine sessions at Adrenalina, located in The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale (a $40 value). Adrenalina is a heart-pumping, action-packed extreme-sports retail store that claims to have the only in-store FlowRider indoor wave machine. A ride on the tubular water-coaster combines the giddy thrills of body boarding, wakeboarding, skateboarding, kitesurfing, and snowboarding without the hassle of sunscreen or incurring the wrath of Poseidon. Instructors are present for every session. Once you've conquered the aqua-bronco and toweled off, shop for new death-defying duds amongst Adrenalina's wide selection of hard-to-find action apparel and equipment for almost every action sport, including skateboarding, BMX, mountain biking, surfing, and shark rodeos at a 25% off discount.
- The contraption blasts a sheet of water over a padded wave form at up to 60 mph to create a perpetual wave. It allows riders "to drop in on their own unbroken wave, feel the power and acceleration, carve a turn, do maneuvers and cut back," Adrenalina boasts on its Web site. The water is only about 2 inches deep, so wipeouts are simply padded falls. – Jerome Stockfisch, Tampa Tribune
501 S Federal Hwy.
Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009Get Directions