What You'll Get
Before ocean surfing, thrill-seekers were forced to sneak onto a rock-concert stage, and leap board-first onto waves of angry humans. Learn to ride waves that can’t punch you in the head in retaliation with today's Groupon for a mid-level stand-up paddleboard, surfboard, or skateboard rental from Air and Earth, located in Mt. Pleasant. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a one-day rental (a $50 value).
- For $35, you get a two-day rental (a $100 value).
Located next to one another, Air and Earth satisfy the needs of thrill-seekers with rentals for several gravity-defying action sports. Wave-catchers of all skill levels can straddle a surfboard and sharpen their balancing skills on the area’s tide-crashing beaches. Those who enjoy long and flat arm extensions can acquire a stand-up paddleboard, which prepares aspiring explorers to navigate the seas while standing on a wide board. Call gravity's bluff with Earth's skateboard equipment, which rookie boarders use to execute the proper foot position and pushing techniques before catapulting into more advanced 180-degree spins and completing Pythagorean equations mid-air.
Wetsuits and thermal protection are available for rent or purchase. Helmets and pads are required for skateboarding. This Groupon includes the mid-level board and leash or paddle for stand-up paddleboard rentals. Groupon holders may downgrade to the most basic board rental if desired, but this Groupon can not be applied to premier board rentals.
Though online reviews for Air's and Earth's paddleboarding, surfing, and skateboarding are still growing, the kiteboard offerings have been mentioned in articles in the Post and Courier and the Charleston City Paper.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.