Surfing with a paddle is great for building upper-body strength, increasing aquatic maneuverability, and disciplining profanity-spewing pelicans. Regulate aqueous agitators with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a semiprivate paddleboard lesson including equipment with Blueline Paddle Surf in Jupiter (a $45 value).
Stand-up paddleboarding bestows thrill-seeking sunbathers with a surfboard and single-bladed oar to navigate calm, glassy currents and slice through frothy spumes of rough-and-tumble saltwater. The semiprivate lesson submerges you and no more than four other students in a professional instructor's aquatic classroom, where you'll saddle up on a paddleboard to learn proper paddleboard positions, techniques, tubular hand gestures, water safety, and etiquette practices, such as never trumpeting the theme music from Jaws in your classmate's ear. Lessons conclude with an hour of open-water free play, and are open to riders of all skill levels, ages 9 and up.
Blueline Surf & Paddle Co.
Outfitting the outdoorsy on and off the water, Blueline Surf & Paddle Co. equips its clients with standup paddleboards, apparel, and accessories for both working out and hanging out. Hosting standup paddleboard classes—including yoga on the water—instructors lead students through nearby waterways during sessions that guarantee a fun workout for the whole body. At the shop, get outfitted with a board, swimsuit, or hat to keep the sunshine off freshly-tattooed foreheads.