The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn’t meant to be dry. Return the body to its natural state with today’s Groupon to Air & Earth in Mount Pleasant. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a one-day surfboard rental for one (a $20 value).
- For $15, you get a one-day standup-paddleboard rental for one (a $30 value).
- For $20, you get a one-day surfboard rental for two (a $40 value).
- For $29, you get a one-day standup-paddleboard rental for two (a $60 value).<p>
The outdoor enthusiasts at Air & Earth equip sportsmen of all skill levels with quality gear for riding the waves that crash against Charleston’s awe-striking coastlines and barrier islands. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., board renters follow expert tips from staff members or clouds shaped like arrows toward picturesque launch points. Surfboard riders cruise local beaches, equipped with surf wax and a leash to keep untrained boards from chasing seagulls. Standup paddleboards, which take about five minutes to get comfortable on, mount riders on stable, 9- to 12-foot-long boards for a fusion of watery exploration and a solid core workout. Paddleboarders who venture beyond the surf zone must wear life jackets (an additional $10) and carry whale currency to pay tolls.
Air & Earth
The crash of the waves. The smell of salt spray. Sudden gusts of wind whipping in from off the water. For most people, a trip to the beach is a once-in-a-while vacation, but for the aquatic athletes at Air & Earth, it's just another day at the office. Armed with an armada of paddle boards, surfboards, kiteboards, and skateboards, their instructors share their own water-walking know-how during lessons held on the gentle surf that laps the shores of Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding barrier islands. After learning the ropes atop their board of choice, customers can decamp to the board shop, where new equipment and accessories from brands including Palm Head Boards, Dakine, Smith, Olukai and Reef await new owners.
1313 Long Grove Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464