Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Enjoy some grit-free outdoor recreation with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a 90-minute lesson and rental package at Central Coast Stand Up Paddling in Morro Bay (up to an $80 value).
Owned by a family of paddlers, Central Coast Stand Up Paddling delivers all the gear and expert education needed to learn a growing water sport. Boasting a speedy learning curve and cheaper than dolphin-propelled water chariots, stand-up paddling is prized for its accessibility to humans of all ages and skill levels. Water-chiseled guides personalize the lesson, leading paddling pupils to select a board and gear sized to their stature before heading out to the dock for an initial dip. Students learn to mount, stand on, and paddle a board similar to a surfboard. Balanced paddlers skim across the glassy waters of Morro Bay, backed by miles of unspoiled coastline and the natural beauty of herons, rays, and vacationing sasquatches. Students with previous experience surfing or paddling may catch incoming walls of water in rougher seas.
Passionate about the sport, owners Haley and Matt founded their shop to bring stand-up paddling to their community. In addition to lessons, tours, and gear sales, Central Coast Stand Up Paddling hosts a series of races and events throughout the summer. The company blog is full of useful articles on topics such as selecting the right board and identifying pet turtles in the wild.
501 Embarcadero Rd.
Morro Bay, California 93442