What You'll Get
Red sky at night is a sailor’s delight, but red sky at morning means the ship's been steered inside a volcano. Discover further aquaformation with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get $40 worth of surfboard, beach cruiser, paddleboard, bodyboard, and wetsuit rentals, plus 25% off surf lessons, at Bilt Surf, Skate & Bike in Cocoa Beach.
Bilt Surf, Skate & Bike helps revelers traverse Cocoa Beach in style. Six sizes of soft surfboards ($10 for two hours) coddle nervous riders with a soft, cushiony top and John Denver–like singing voice, and epoxy boards ($15 for two hours) challenge intermediate barrellers. Seasoned surfers may opt for a high-performance board ($20 for two hours), whose rear fins allow sharp turns but require a more acute sense of balance. The shop's specialty lightweight paddleboards send riders gliding along scenic flat-water excursions ($35 for four hours, including paddle) as smoothly as an ice statue sliding peacefully down a bowling alley. A gaggle of retro-styled beach-cruiser bicycles ($10 for two hours) glide over sand, grass, and other terrain with wide tires, comfortable seats, and ergonomic handlebars.
In addition to providing the physical tools for traversing waves, Bilt Surf, Skate & Bike's staff of professional and semi-pro surfers provide the mental tools with a suite of classes available to Groupon buyers for 25% off. Obtain one-on-one tutelage with two hours of individual instruction ($85), learn alongside a friend with two-student courses ($55 for two hours), or impress peers by performing Elijah Wood's closing monologue from Flipper during a group session ($55 for two hours).
The Bilt Story: Do You Love Me, Little Surfer Grandma
Originally founded in 2005 with help from a sister shop in South Africa, Bilt now employs its own team of surfboard-smiths—including a craftsman named Bagel—who lovingly shape its signature paddleboards, longboards, and surfboards. Managing Member Craig Hiller says one of his favorite parts of the job is watching people succeed at surfing who never dreamed they could do it, like the 67-year-old grandmother who amazed everyone when she soundly trounced her grandchildren in a surfing challenge around Thanksgiving of 2010.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to weather. Not valid for retail store items. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.