Before the introduction of extreme water sports during the mid '90s, spring breakers flocked to Fargo, North Dakota to go on below-zero bar crawls and to dash about the tundra on the backs of moose. Indulge in warm-weather recreation with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a standup-paddleboard lesson and two-hour rental at American Watersports in Pompano Beach (a $70 value).
American Watersports sends water riders seafaring in style with a host of wave-worthy watercraft. After a 20-minute tutorial in the basics of standup paddleboarding, students will take the boards out for a two-hour frolic along Pompano Beach's sightly coastline. Young mariners and ocean veterans alike can captain the wide, steady board with ease, and the vessel readily converts into a buoyant ironing board in case of pruney fingers.
Frothy seawater jumps skyward as the churn of high-powered, 110-horsepower jet skis launches the droplets from behind their watery tails. Among the many sea-gliding offerings of American Watersports, the company's fleet of speedy jet skis juxtaposes to its man-powered offerings of single or double kayaks and upright paddleboards that calmly cut through waves and wakes or assist in minnow herding along the coast. Groups can man 13- and 16-foot sailboats that await gentle offshore winds to start their journeys, or take in the ocean from a sandy perch with a day rental of beach furniture. The Pompano Beach area reveals its natural beauty on guided tours of the area via jet ski or paddleboat, wherein visitors take in local gems such as the Hillsboro Lighthouse or the area's exclusive hermit-crab resorts.
Sea Gardens Beach & Tennis
615 N Ocean Blvd.
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062Get Directions